verb (used with object)
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Example sentences from the Web for enlighten
Meyer inverted the traditional hierarchy that placed the customer first, creating a philosophy that he called “enlightened hospitality,” which argued that to make diners happy a business had first to make employees happy.
The book is a critical study of the allegories Americans have lived by for more than two centuries, and how they continue to both enlighten and steer us wrong.Noble virtues, bad history: How Greece and Rome influenced America’s founders|Charles King|November 6, 2020|Washington Post
But one of the most enlightening experiences was realizing how close all of this hits to home.A Rallying Cry Against the Oversexualization of Our Youth|Darryl Roberts|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The resulting text is both social commentary and annotated memoir—equal parts enlightening and enjoyable but sharp throughout.
All in all, it was about as enlightening and informative than your usual presidential press conference.
Yet it is occasionally enlightening to see that attitude given such clear and unequivocal expression.
Reading this revealing book was both upsetting and enlightening and made me proud of my father for his foresight and courage.
Not even the description of Wilbur had proved very enlightening.Riders of the Silences|John Frederick
He had been fond of talking to her about it, and enlightening her on some of its leading principles.A Houseful of Girls|Sarah Tytler
Owing to an overcast sky, the view was not a great deal more enlightening than that which we had had from below.The Home of the Blizzard|Douglas Mawson
I think there were on the island (now occupied by the statue of Liberty Enlightening the World) about three hundred recruits.The Memoirs of General P. H. Sheridan, Complete|General Philip Henry Sheridan
Val felt instantly he was laughing at her for a kind of travesty of Liberty Enlightening the World.The Open Question|Elizabeth Robins