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edifice
used in The Brothers Karamazov

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Definition
a building — especially a large one

or:

a conceptual or organizational framework
  • You have forgotten Him, and on Him is built the edifice, and it is to Him they cry aloud, 'Thou art just, O Lord, for Thy ways are revealed!'
    Book 5 — Pro And Contra (47% in)
  • Imagine that you are creating a fabric of human destiny with the object of making men happy in the end, giving them peace and rest at last, but that it was essential and inevitable to torture to death only one tiny creature—that baby beating its breast with its fist, for instance—and to found that edifice on its unavenged tears, would you consent to be the architect on those conditions?
    Book 5 — Pro And Contra (47% in)
  • And we may ask the scornful themselves: If our hope is a dream, when will you build up your edifice and order things justly by your intellect alone, without Christ?
    Book 6 — The Russian Monk (84% in)
  • 'He snatched up the pestle,' they say, and you will remember how a whole edifice of psychology was built on that pestle—why he was bound to look at that pestle as a weapon, to snatch it up, and so on, and so on.
    Book 12 — A Judicial Error (80% in)

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