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Pictures also are occasionally exhibited for his instruction.

Catechization is not a method of instruction by means of questions and answers.

What is to be said about the importance of this instruction?

Linda gave her a few words of instruction concerning the yucca.

The memorial of this excellent woman is short, but replete with instruction.

She called him Bob, by his own particular request and instruction.

Does he shed employment for you, instruction for you, pocket money for you?

Evidently with him objection was the first step in instruction.

How much then will you be to be blamed, if you do not embrace this opportunity of improvement and instruction?

This instruction is said to be the earliest of the kind which has come down to us.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1400, instruccioun, "action or process of teaching," from Old French instruccion (14c.), from Latin instructionem (nominative instructio) "building, arrangement, teaching," from past participle stem of instruere "arrange, inform, teach," from in- "on" (see in- (2)) + struere "to pile, build" (see structure (n.)). Meaning "an authoritative direction telling someone what to do; a document giving such directions," is early 15c. Related: Instructions.

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