Edification is a pretty challenging word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
When learning new words, it's important to see how they're used, or to see them in the different contexts in which they're often used, and that's just what we'll do to help you better understand edification (and many other English words!). By seeing different ways you can use edification in a sentence, as well as synonyms and antonyms of edification, you will have a much better grasp on how it should be used, and you'll feel more confortable with using it much sooner.
Below you will find the definition of edification, followed by 43 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - uplifting enlightenment
EXAMPLES - Edification in a Sentence
- One of the high spots of theday, for your "edification": (source)
- So, perhaps a point of clarification/edification is required by you. (source)
- There is a verse in Timothy that says that all Scripture is for our edification. (source)
- We build great machines, but we don't know how to use them for human edification. (source)
- If you do, please do list them in the comments field, for our greater edification. (source)
- I don't think edification is the answer for ignorance, it may require a heart transplant. (source)
- I hope that I have been successful in my goal to march for your edification, and inspiration. (source)
- I've spent a long time analyzing the health care industry, just for my own personal edification. (source)
- This is the season when tourists flock to museums abroad in search of inspiration or edification. (source)
- When he embraced social media, Burrows had to account for his actions, if only for his own edification. (source)
- Adults, it's presumed, know the difference between nudity as titillation (porn) and nudity as edification (art). (source)
- Church, so far as attendance at her services was concerned, and belief in her mission of "edification" to the English people. (source)
- I am apt to receive less of what is called edification from human discourses on divine subjects, than disturbance and hindrance. (source)
- Anyways, Michael once again comes to his aid and edification in his strangely asinine and yet on target way of running the office. (source)
- I did not praise the austerities of the good nuns, nor did I labour to please any of my hearers, their edification was my sole object. (source)
- Meanwhile, meanwhile: inside a prison cell, swindler extraordinaire Bernard Madoff talks for his share, or the edification of tier guards. (source)
- And in the evening, he would stick around and record, for his own edification, hours and hours of the great jazz that was coming over the air. (source)
- So here, for your edification, is an incredibly scientific pair of polls which will revolutionize modern science and understanding of sexuality. (source)
- -- To edification, that is, not only for his profit, but for the profit of others, to edify the body of Christ, by studying to oblige one another. (source)
- Because we could see this guy delivering that number at night, then posing by the pool, with those shoulders, for the edification of the female passengers. (source)
- That's part of their pleasure here, this sense that the artist has labored for decades on a kind of art-island in Long Beach, entirely for his own pleasure and edification. (source)
- But they meant a very great deal for the hard-worked caretaker, and they were to her a means of quite distinct "edification," upbuilding, in the assurance that Christ and the (source)
- We project our own yearnings and sensibilities because this is how humans are hardwired, he writes, programmed to "be stimulated by things not undertaken for our own edification." (source)
- When this is so, it does not result to edification, which is your Majesty's intent, but to depreciation of and contempt for the episcopal dignity, which requires the highest perfection. (source)
- In addition to being pretty humorous, that does seem to represent passion supplanting edification, which is something we see quite a bit from the global-warming industry, including today. (source)
- For your edification, a list of regular characters in Doctor Who, ranked by how many of the episodes of their era (defined by first appearance to last regular appearance) have been destroyed. (source)
- Sr. Dexterity, I was totally certain that both you and Rolly already knew what I posted, BUT a lot of newbies might not know those sorts of details, and it was for their edification that I posted. (source)
- Old material shouldn't be credible either (pre-2005) because Christopher West has revised many of his writings from the original text, realizing the necessary edification and clarification of his work. (source)
- "The Tea Party Project" sounds as if it might offer political edification at the Fringe, and it does, if you haven't already been monitoring the "tea party" movement and the static it routinely generates. (source)
- At an appropriate moment, a random quoter might assume a wise expression, raise a finger in the air and spout memorable lines from Great Poems or historic orations for the edification of those within earshot. (source)
- Eph 2: 20 refers to the Church; but the passage here to their individual progress in edification (Ac stablished -- confirmed. as -- "even as." abounding therein with thanksgiving -- advancing to fuller maturity (source)
- The minds of persons are differently constituted; and it is no praise to mine to admit that I am apt to receive less of what is called edification from human discourses on divine subjects, than disturbance and hindrance. (source)
- But we treat of prayer principally as it is to be performed in families, societies, assemblies, congregations, where this mental prayer would do well to promote the edification which is attainable in the silent meetings of the Quakers. (source)
- Dr Burges would comprehend the significancy of sacred ecclesiastical ceremonies, for stirring men up to the remembrance of some mystery of piety or duty to God, under that edification which is required in things that concern order and decency by all divines. (source)
- "edification," which properly means this building up of all Christians in one, has come to stand for individual improvement; for it is by being incorporated into the one Body, that we have the promise of life; by becoming members of Christ, we have the gift of His Spirit. (source)
- In public, of course, they would fawn all over him as Canadians still do, and bring him cups of tea as he pours over the diaries of yet another dead American President, who he will then 'reinterpret' for the edification of the rest of the world in yet another heavy, unreadable book. (source)
- This being understood, it is next to be observed that in the forming and building up ( "edification") of spirit, the human _will_ is concerned, and that, according to a man's choice of action, his spirit may be educated for being good or for being wicked, may be sanctified or defiled. (source)
- "What's worse, the entire project suffers from the gall Haneke shows in not only remaking his own film for the 'edification' of a wider audience, but in trusting his own original vision so fundamentally and without question that he has chosen not to append or alter it in any significant way." (source)
- State Sen. Martin Golden, a Brooklyn Republican, has sponsored a bill he says will override the distinction between religious clubs meeting in schools for education and edification, which is constitutional; and religious congregations making schools their own personal worship space, which isn't. (source)
- If both are attempted, the unpopular academic, or scholars ', exhibition will get the upper hand and suppress the other, since it is a far easier thing to carry out successfully (for the class aimed at) than is the carefully planned exhibition intended for the "edification" of the greater public. (source)
- And the reader may observe that at present I examine not what men or churches may agree upon by common consent, as judging and avowing it best for their own edification, which is a matter of another consideration, but only of the duty of believers as such in their respective stations and conditions. (source)
- But, from the first hour you hear of him, the Frank, closely considered, is always an extremely ingenious, well meaning, and industrious personage; -- if eagerly acquisitive, also intelligently conservative and constructive; an element of order and crystalline edification, which is to consummate itself one day, in the aisles of (source)
- "This scoundrel who claims to speak for his private edification, so as to order his own thoughts and perhaps hash up some dark latencies, that amount anyway to nothing more then the inconsequential products of an alien and base mind, stuff and nonsense that do not concern us, wants nothing more in reality then to acquire a readership ... to enjoy the applause of the masses ... to gather followers!" (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 43 example sentences provided below is 44.0, which suggests that "edification" is a difficult word that tends to be used by individuals of higher education, and is likely found in more advanced literature or in academia.
We have 17 synonyms for edification.
betterment, elevation, elucidation, enhancement, enlightenment, guidance, illumination, information, instruction, irradiation, knowledge, learning, nurture, schooling, teaching, tuition, uplifting
We have 3 antonyms for edification.
destruction, ignorance, worsening
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of edification from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) Intellectual, moral, or spiritual improvement; enlightenment.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) The act of edifying, or the state of being edified; a building up, especially in a moral, emotional, or spiritual sense; moral, intellectual, or spiritual improvement; through encouragement and instruction.
- (noun) A building or edifice.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) The act of edifying, or the state of being edified; a building up, especially in a moral or spiritual sense; moral, intellectual, or spiritual improvement; instruction.
- (noun) A building or edifice.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (noun) The act or process of building; construction.
- (noun) The thing built; a building; an edifice.
- (noun) The act of edifying or instructing, or the state of being edified; improvement of the mind; enlightenment: most frequently used with reference to morals or religion.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) uplifting enlightenment