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If you care even a little bit about New York City — and possibly even if you don’t — this book will enlighten and quite possibly thrill you.How Does New York City Keep Reinventing Itself? (Bonus)|Kurt Andersen|March 21, 2021|Freakonomics
The shame and sorrow these young women suffer in the 1890s is not so different from what women trying to get pregnant — or end a pregnancy — endure in our own supposedly enlightened era.In Anna North’s riveting ‘Outlawed,’ there’s nothing more dangerous than a childless woman|Ron Charles|January 7, 2021|Washington Post
Either way, these documentaries, movies, and TV shows will simultaneously entertain and enlighten you for hours upon hours.The best business documentaries, movies, and TV shows to stream during your time off|Rachel King|December 24, 2020|Fortune
We were dazzled by the pitches from budding startup teams, and we were enlightened by the investors sharing their wealth of knowledge about the ecosystem.Extra Crunch support expands into Argentina, Brazil and Mexico|Travis Bernard|July 7, 2020|TechCrunch
I’m just acknowledging that in the emotional grip of a relationship crisis like that, not many of us are enlightened enough to do that.What Does Covid-19 Mean for Cities (and Marriages)? (Ep. 410)|Stephen J. Dubner|March 26, 2020|Freakonomics
Maybe some of you Brits who followed me over from the dear old Graun could enlighten.
Creator Rod Serling was compelled by the need “not to just entertain but to enlighten.”
With Sinclair as our non-judgmental guide, we see that these revelations are not meant to shock us but, perhaps, enlighten us.‘High Maintenance,’ Like a Good High, Is Funny and Sometimes Unsettling|Caitlin Dickson|November 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They're supposed to give audiences hope and enlighten them while promoting positive emotions.Inside ‘Leviathan’: Russian Filmmaker Andrey Zvyagintsev’s Award-Winning Anti-Putin Cannes Film|Richard Porton|May 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Can someone please enlighten me: is Girls supposed to be serious?
We certainly do intend to deal fairly with Liberia, and give the reader every information that may tend to enlighten them.
Jack shivered as he recalled the Rev. Charles Mason's picture of that home, but he would not enlighten her.The Cromptons|Mary J. Holmes
Juana, too late aware of our laws and habits and administrative customs, did not enlighten her husband soon enough.Juana|Honore de Balzac
Sensible and peaceable people enlighten themselves; their light spreads itself gradually, and in time reaches the people.
Man is so little enlightened to-day only because we had the precaution or the good fortune to enlighten him little by little.