edification : Definition, Usages, News and More

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e duh fuh kay shuhn

  • n  uplifting enlightenment

  • For the edification of the ruling class, Nikita Khrushchev denounced the late dictator's terror tactics in a secret speech to the 20th Party Congress in 1956.
  • This talkathon is earnest and worthy but also mulishly static, more suitable for classroom edification than for home entertainment.
  • At the Paris Fair last year this huge number was written, for the edification of fairgoers, round round in a spiral on the inside wall of a circular room.

  • Susan Sontag in New York Times
    At one point Sontag writes: "I live my life as a spectacle for myself, for my own edification. I live my life but I don't live in it."
  • Augustine of Hippo in Zenit News Agency
    His friend, the Bishop Possidius wrote: "Many books were written and published by him, many homilies were given in Church and then transcribed and edited, both to refute various heresies as well as to interpret Sacred Scriptures for the edification...

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