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edifice
used in The Adventures of Augie March

2 uses
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Definition
a building — especially a large one

or:

a conceptual or organizational framework
  • Charlotte came in herself, like a big bridal edifice in her veil and other lace, carrying long-stemmed flowers.
    Chapter 12 (8% in)
  • These things not appearing so threatening to me as they ought to appear, I was, on this topic anyhow, a fool to her, one who also could be stuck, leg-bent, in that white spiders' secretion and paralyzed inside women's edifices of safety.
    Chapter 11 (24% in)

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