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synonyms for enlightening

  • informative
  • instructional
  • instructive
  • broadening
  • civilizing
  • edifying
  • enriching
  • humanizing
  • learned
  • refining
  • uplifting
  • cultural
  • educative
  • illuminative
  • scholarly
  • scholastic
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How to use enlightening in a sentence

Meyer inverted the traditional hierarchy that placed the customer first, creating a philosophy that he called “enlightened hospitality,” which argued that to make diners happy a business had first to make employees happy.
DANNY MEYER WANTS TO BRING EVERYONE TO THE TABLE AFTER A FRACTIOUS ELECTION. TWITTER SAYS: TOO SOON.TIM CARMANNOVEMBER 9, 2020WASHINGTON POST
The book is a critical study of the allegories Americans have lived by for more than two centuries, and how they continue to both enlighten and steer us wrong.
NOBLE VIRTUES, BAD HISTORY: HOW GREECE AND ROME INFLUENCED AMERICA’S FOUNDERSCHARLES KINGNOVEMBER 6, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Not even the description of Wilbur had proved very enlightening.
RIDERS OF THE SILENCESJOHN FREDERICK
He had been fond of talking to her about it, and enlightening her on some of its leading principles.
A HOUSEFUL OF GIRLSSARAH TYTLER
Owing to an overcast sky, the view was not a great deal more enlightening than that which we had had from below.
THE HOME OF THE BLIZZARDDOUGLAS MAWSON
I think there were on the island (now occupied by the statue of Liberty Enlightening the World) about three hundred recruits.
THE MEMOIRS OF GENERAL P. H. SHERIDAN, COMPLETEGENERAL PHILIP HENRY SHERIDAN
Val felt instantly he was laughing at her for a kind of travesty of Liberty Enlightening the World.
THE OPEN QUESTIONELIZABETH ROBINS
To be made partakers of the Holy Ghost is to be moved by a supernatural enlightening influence.
THE EXPOSITOR'S BIBLE: THE EPISTLE TO THE HEBREWSTHOMAS CHARLES EDWARDS
For last night I went to one of those enlightening film dramas that reveal life as it is.
BIZARRELAWTON MACKALL
She learned New York town in human sordid enlightening disciplining ways.
I, MARY MACLANEMARY MACLANE
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WORDS RELATED TO ENLIGHTENING

  • advancing
  • cultural
  • developmental
  • educational
  • enlightening
  • enriching
  • expanding
  • improving
  • refining
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