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edify
used in The Brothers Karamazov

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Definition
to instruct — morally or intellectually
  • The servants are summoned for their edification, and in front of them all stands the mother of the child.
    Book 5 — Pro And Contra (43% in)
  • In Victor Hugo's Notre Dame de Paris an edifying and gratuitous spectacle was provided for the people in the Hotel de Ville of Paris in the reign of Louis XI. in honor of the birth of the dauphin.
    Book 5 — Pro And Contra (48% in)
  • "All this as rational and edifying," said my antagonist, "and in any case you are an original person."
    Book 6 — The Russian Monk (40% in)
  • Yet, in spite of these edifying memories, it would be difficult to explain the frivolity, absurdity and malice that were manifested beside the coffin of Father Zossima.
    Book 7 — Alyosha (12% in)

There are no more uses of "edify" in The Brothers Karamazov.

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