ENLIGHTEN in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of ENLIGHTEN
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
enlighten
 v.  supply with light; illuminate
 v.  make clear to the intellect or conscience; give information to
Classic Sentence: (56 in 4 pages)
1  And let you, Stephen, make a novena to your holy patron saint, the first martyr, who is very powerful with God, that God may enlighten your mind.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 4
2  I have read your letters to poor Lucy, and know how good you are and how your husband suffer; so I pray you, if it may be, enlighten him not, lest it may harm.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
3  I had no particular desire to enlighten them, but I had some difficulty in restraining myself from laughing in their faces, so full of stupid importance.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad
Get Context   In III
4  Hence things which have perplexed you and made the case more obscure, have served to enlighten me and to strengthen my conclusions.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER VII. LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS
5  To his daughter it was unintelligible, and he did not enlighten her.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER IV. A FLIGHT FOR LIFE
6  True, these remarks sufficed to indicate the tender impulses of the speaker's heart, but also they did nothing to enlighten his examiners concerning the business that was actually at hand.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER IX
7  He was thinking that Prince Andrew was unhappy, had gone astray, did not see the true light, and that he, Pierre, ought to aid, enlighten, and raise him.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER XII
8  Not another word had I heard to enlighten me on the subject of my expectations, and my twenty-third birthday was a week gone.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXXIX
9  Her next question was not of a nature to enlighten him.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 1
10  An old broken lantern which I have just seen at a bric-a-brac merchant's suggests a reflection to my mind; it is time to enlighten the human race.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 12: CHAPTER II—PRELIMINARY GAYETIES
11  It seems to me, however, not out of place to notice in the following Chapter, a method employed by the Roman senate to enlighten the people in making this distribution.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XLVII.
12  Nor were his colleagues a wit inferior to him in enlightenment.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER VIII
13  "The cause is lack of enlightenment," said Chichikov.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER IV
14  Yet enlightenment has reached us right enough.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER IV
15  You will perhaps also see in your further initiation a like method of enlightenment.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER III
Example Sentence:
1  The special terminology developed by some authorities in the field has done more to confuse the layman than to enlighten him.
2  The purpose of these books was to enlighten members of tribal cultures.
3  I hope the results of my research will enlighten my colleagues.
4  If all we needed was more knowledge, then the search for enlightenment might be the answer.
5  We need more men of culture and enlightenment; we needn't any philistine among us.
6  Although his purpose was to edify and not to entertain his audience, many of his listeners were amused rather than enlightened.
7  The Head Pelican reminds us that it's still illegal to sell such products in enlightened Alabama.
8  Feminists should be delighted by their enlightened commitment to sexual equality, their assumption that what's sauce for the gander is sauce for the goose, too.
9  It was the enlightened afrancesados who were to confuse political issues by their peculiar relation to liberalism.