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edifice
used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

2 uses
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Definition
a building — especially a large one

or:

a conceptual or organizational framework
  • The dark-stained, wooden buttresses against the high, vaulted, white-plaster ceiling accentuate how well lit the church is; despite the edifice's predominance of stone and stained glass, there are no corners lost to darkness or to gloom.
    p. 179.5
  • The gray granite edifice of Hurd's Church, which was so plain it might have been a Registry of Deeds or a Town Library or a Public Water Works, seemed to have composed itself around old Mr. Scammon's gouty limp and his sepulchral features.
    p. 119.6

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