EDIFICATION in a Sentence

Learn EDIFICATION from example sentences; some of them are from classic books. These examples are selected from a corpus with 300,000 sentences, including classic works and current mainstream media. Some sentences also link to their contexts.

Example sentences for EDIFICATION, such as:

1. I tend to watch the television for pleasure rather than edification.

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 Meanings and Examples of EDIFICATION
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 n.  act of edifying, or state of being edified; building up, especially in a moral or spiritual sense; moral, intellectual, or spiritual improvement; instruction
Classic Sentence:
1  No matter what the subject might be, a brainracking effort was made to squirm it into some aspect or other that the moral and religious mind could contemplate with edification.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXI
2  I pressed Traddles into the service without his knowledge; and whenever he came to see us, exploded my mines upon him for the edification of Dora at second hand.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 48. DOMESTIC
Example Sentence:
1  It ought to be improved to the spiritual edification of the pupils, by encouraging them to evince fortitude under temporary privation.
2  I tend to watch the television for pleasure rather than edification.