IS YOUR DESERT PLANT KNOWLEDGE SUCCULENT OR DRIED UP?
Origin of edification
historical usage of edification
In the Vulgate (the Latin version of the Bible, prepared chiefly by Saint Jerome at the end of the 4th century), aedificātiō acquired the sense “spiritual development, improvement of the soul.” The current English sense “mental or moral improvement; instruction” dates from the mid-17th century.
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Example sentences from the Web for edification
Try to make it appear that you're developing ideas for the interest and edification of the whole class.Her Father's Daughter|Gene Stratton-Porter
There you may find holy and solemn services fitted for the edification of the people of God.The City of the Mormons|Henry Caswall
We were to be butchered with awful rites for the edification of Prempeh and his wild hordes of fanatics!The Great White Queen|William Le Queux
Imagine a shantyman (farceur as he ever was) making for edification in that style!The Shanty Book, Part I, Sailor Shanties|Richard Runciman Terry
"Papa Barlasch," he added for her edification, and he drew down his left eyebrow with a jerk, so that it almost touched his cheek.Barlasch of the Guard|H. S. Merriman