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used in The Brothers Karamazov

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having or receiving important knowledge or understanding — (sometimes a spiritual belief)


free of false beliefs based on superstition or prejudice
  • It makes it more refined, more enlightened, more Lutheran that is.
    Book 1 — The History Of A Family (68% in)
  • He lived for many years afterwards abroad, but was at that time quite a young man, and distinguished among the Miuesovs as a man of enlightened ideas and of European culture, who had been in the capitals and abroad.
    Book 1 — The History Of A Family (13% in)
  • 'You have no modern enlightened feelings, you are uninfluenced by progress, you are a mere official,' he said, 'and you take bribes.'
    Book 11 — Ivan (15% in)
  • Take the soul of an enlightened Russian atheist and mix it with the soul of the prophet Jonah, who sulked for three days and nights in the belly of the whale, and you get the character of that thinker who lay across the road.
    Book 11 — Ivan (87% in)
  • Was he enlightened by study?
    Book 12 — A Judicial Error (88% in)

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