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There were observations he would make that would be edifying to me.Bob Weir on Drugged-Out Deadheads and Living in Jerry Garcia’s Shadow|Emily Shire|April 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The always-edifying Ann Coulter tweeted that Marines were “protecting his right to menstruate.”Chris Hayes’s Honesty Mistake: Troops Need Citizens Questioning Policy|Peter Beinart|May 29, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Such intemperate exchanges will hardly count as edifying but they may, alas, be unavoidable.Florida’s Nasty Battle Reflected Only Small Disagreements Between Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich|Michael Medved|February 1, 2012|DAILY BEAST
And pundits can always be relied upon for edifying breed comparisons.Dogs and Presidential Candidates: Man's Best Friend Dominates the Race|Leslie Bennetts|December 18, 2011|DAILY BEAST
When do we ever see elected officials engage in that sort of careful, thoughtful dialogue in an edifying way?The Supreme Court Confirmation Process Isn't Broken|Adam Winkler|August 5, 2010|DAILY BEAST
It is quite edifying to hear Mr. Slocum reading the village paper aloud, to his wife, after a hard day's work.
This edifying ceremony could easily be seen from the square, as the windows are very near the ground, and were also open.A Woman's Journey Round the World|Ida Pfeiffer
The way in which they worked together was not edifying, nor calculated to impress the natives with a sense of dignity and power.Ireland Under the Tudors, Vol. II (of 3)|Richard Bagwell
I am vastly complaisant, amuse myself in Routes and private parties and play shilling Whist with the most edifying resignation.
Publish then, this good, this edifying and instructive little Piece for their sakes.Samuel Richardson's Introduction to Pamela|Samuel Richardson