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Below you will find the definition of edifice, followed by 35 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place
EXAMPLES - Edifice in a Sentence
- When finished, the edifice was a very comfortable place of abode. (source)
- The entire U.S. geopolitical imperial edifice is a house built on sand. (source)
- To him this edifice is a beautiful structure, although it will never be finished. (source)
- Yet he who mistakes the scaffolding for the edifice is a specialist in scaffolding. (source)
- The edifice was a temporary structure, which fell into ruin on the transfer of the capital. (source)
- The first architect publicly mentioned in the archives of the edifice was the Master Enrique. (source)
- The situation chosen for this great national edifice is in every respect a most judicious one. (source)
- Viscountess and I are to find cement for the erecting of an edifice, that is to be devoted to Platonic love. (source)
- "That whole rather rickety edifice is being swept away and replaced with a much simpler system," Sampson said. (source)
- By far the most wonderful works of art in the edifice are the windows of stained glass and the musical facilities. (source)
- Having the bad luck to ascend to Power just as the whole Washington edifice is swirling down the shithole. ha ha ha (source)
- "The centre of the edifice, which is to contain the collections, consists of a quadrangle," covered by a glass roof. (source)
- The old blueprints were found much later and the reconstructed edifice is a replica of how it was before the bad times. (source)
- Owning the world's tallest building has been the obsession of many of a developer, a trait known as the "edifice complex." (source)
- I should here tell you that this edifice, which is intended for the exclusive use of members of the Temple, is very ancient. (source)
- The owner of the edifice is a 56 years old landscape architect by the way, and he say an upwards of $12,000 has gone into building thetreehouse. (source)
- In the centre of the edifice was a large building, evidently the temple, but nearer to us I saw a small door, almost above which the smoke appeared. (source)
- In the centre of the edifice is a vast circular hall, to which the daylight is admitted by a cupola of ground glass, supported by pillars of white marble. (source)
- In one corner of the edifice is a ` ` holy well, '' the pilgrimages to which in the middle ages were, no doubt, a main source of the wealth of the establishment. (source)
- This massive granite edifice is the spiritual and temporal nexus of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS), which presents itself as the world's only true religion. (source)
- The size then given to the edifice is the same as that of the present structure, it having been scrupulously adhered to in all the repairs or re-erections which subsequently took place. (source)
- The edifice was a substantial, ancient structure, with a mahogany pulpit of the old style, a broad aisle, chandelier pendent from the arched roof, filagree and panel-work around the galleries. (source)
- And all danger to the social edifice is obviated by the veto power of the monarch, who is the highest and final tribunal and whose power is consecrated in the olden legend that "the King can do no wrong." (source)
- The gardens are there of an unquestionable symmetry and beauty, and the "company of craggy hills" abides all round the prodigious edifice, which is at once so prodigious, and grows larger upon you in the retrospect. (source)
- Successful policies & programs might take decades of hard work to carefully craft & hordes of active & involved supporters to defend them against the forces of reaction & hate while the edifice is being built & occupied. (source)
- The Eiffel-like edifice is modelled on the 1799 Faversham church spire which adopted very similar buttresses in order to soften the blow should it fall into the town as a result of an explosion at the nearby gunpowder works. (source)
- The hour-and-a-half or two hours usually employed in erecting the edifice was the most disagreeable part of the day's labour; for, in addition to being already well tired and desiring repose, we became thoroughly chilled while standing about. (source)
- Within the edifice is a tablet to the soldiers and sailors of the Revolution, placed by the Daughters of the Revolution, and oil portraits of all the ministers of the church from Dominie Du Bois, who, in 1699, preached in the old Church in the Fort. (source)
- The material of the edifice is a soft red stone, and it is now extensively overgrown with a lichen of a very light gray hue, which at a little distance makes the walls look as if they had long ago been whitewashed and now had partially returned to their original color. (source)
- Their kinsman owned part of the story under us, and both of the stories above us; he had the advantage of the garden over our landlord; but he had not so grand a gondola-gate as we, and in some other respects I incline to think that our part of the edifice was the finer. (source)
- He built also the house of the forest of Lebanon -- It is scarcely possible to determine whether this was a different edifice from the former, or whether his house, the house of the forest of Lebanon, and the one for Pharaoh's daughter, were not parts of one grand palace. (source)
- The church is profusely adorned with sculpture which generally represents Scripture scenes, and one of the most curious examples in the remarkable decoration of the edifice is the ornamentation of the south pillar of the east aisle, known as the "Prentice Pillar" -- named by (source)
- The entire and universal concealment of the tabernacle within the folds of an impervious cloud was not without a deep and instructive meaning; it was a protection to the sacred edifice from the burning heats of the Arabian climate; it was a token of the Divine Presence; and it was also an emblem of the (source)
- I venture to asset that, although it is possible to read individual volumes of the Rougon-Macquart series while neglecting others, nobody can really understand any one of these books unless he makes himself acquainted with the alpha and the omega of the edifice, that is, "The Fortune of the Rougons" and "Dr. Pascal." (source)
- The magnificent edifice, which is some 315 feet in length, is divided into three aisles by pillars of granite and different-coloured marbles; the pavement of tessellated marble; and the whole of the ceilings and walls, down to the very capitals of the Corinthian columns, a grand series of beautiful mosaics representing Scriptural subjects, separated by, and intermixed with gold and parti-coloured arabesques. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 35 example sentences provided below is 47.0, which suggests that "edifice" 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 10 synonyms for edifice.
building, construction, erection, habitation, house, monument, pile, rockpile, skyscraper, towers
We have 0 antonyms for edifice.
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of edifice from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) A building, especially one of imposing appearance or size.
- (noun) An elaborate conceptual structure: observations that provided the foundation for the edifice of evolutionary theory.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) A building; a structure; an architectural fabric, especially an imposing one; a large or fine building, public or private.
- (noun) An abstract structure; a school of thought.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) A building; a structure; an architectural fabric; -- chiefly applied to elegant houses, and other large buildings.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (noun) A building; a structure; an architectural fabric: applied chiefly to large or fine buildings, public or private.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place