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synonyms for illuminative

  • academic
  • cultural
  • didactic
  • edifying
  • educative
  • enlightening
  • informational
  • informative
  • instructional
  • instructive
  • scholarly
  • scholastic
  • tutorial
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How to use illuminative in a sentence

Had it not been for occasional curt, illuminative questions, Peter Gross might have thought him asleep.
THE ARGUS PHEASANTJOHN CHARLES BEECHAM
Here are two facts of the financial sort, sufficiently illuminative.
HISTORY OF FRIEDRICH II. OF PRUSSIA, VOL. XVIII. (OF XXI.)THOMAS CARLYLE
For his best romantic effects, like all great romance, are illuminative of life, and no mere idle games.
ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSONWALTER RALEIGH
A few social customs may conclude this chapter, as illuminative of the times.
MONTREAL 1535-1914 UNDER THE FRENCH RGIMEWILLIAM HENRY ATHERTON
The fact that he does write in that mood points to the one illuminative truth now essential to be remembered.
SHADOWS OF THE STAGEWILLIAM WINTER
Many spectators would find it merely morbid and gloomy; others would find it superlatively illuminative and eloquent.
SHADOWS OF THE STAGEWILLIAM WINTER
I took a great interest in his conversation; it is so lucid, so well informed, so illuminative.
PRISONERSMARY CHOLMONDELEY
Your book on the Italian poets is one of the most charmingly sympathetic and illuminative bits of criticism that I know.
MCCLURE'S MAGAZINE, VOL. 1, NO. 1, JUNE 1893VARIOUS
Russell, seeking an illuminative phrase, gave vent to a long-drawn, anxious sigh.
NO CLUEJAMES HAY
The illuminative witness of written records is in the main denied us here.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 6, SLICE 3VARIOUS
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