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used in The Fountainhead

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a building — especially a large one


a conceptual or organizational framework
  • He felt nothing but immense uncertainty when his sketches were ready and the delicate perspective of a white marble edifice lay, neatly finished, before him.
    1.14 — Part 1 Chapter 14 (20% in)
  • They seem to tell us that none may rise too high above the restraint of the common human level, that all is held and shall be checked, even as this proud edifice, by the stringcourses of men's brotherhood....
    1.4 — Part 1 Chapter 4 (6% in)
  • It was a three-floor edifice, part marble, part stucco, adorned with gargoyles and carriage lanterns.
    2.4 — Part 2 Chapter 4 (95% in)
  • So you see, Mr. Roark, though it is to be a religious edifice, it is also more than that.
    2.10 — Part 2 Chapter 10 (93% in)
  • We have noted the gigantic proportions of religious edifices, the soaring lines, the horrible grotesques of monster-like gods, or, later, gargoyles.
    2.12 — Part 2 Chapter 12 (61% in)

There are no more uses of "edifice" in The Fountainhead.

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