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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ENLIGHTENING

At all events, this was a subject upon which I received no enlightening from their confidant.

This he says for the enlightening and strengthening of our faith.

"She—she's the best ever," was Mr. Farraday's explicit and enlightening answer.

He perceived in a flash that he could remember an infinity of enlightening occurrences.

As you know so much, there can be little harm in enlightening you on that part of the story.

He had been fond of talking to her about it, and enlightening her on some of its leading principles.

It may be enlightening to leave Gianapolis for a moment and to return to Mount Street.

He wished to employ them in training and enlightening the rude tribes of the steppe.

Of course, he got a great deal of chaff with the grain, but it was all enlightening.

I doubted both the use and the possibility of enlightening her as to his.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "to remove the dimness or blindness (usually figurative) from one's eyes or heart;" see en- (1) + lighten. Old English had inlihtan. Related: Enlightened; enlightening.

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