American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Conveying knowledge or information; enlightening.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Serving to instruct or inform; conveying knowledge.
- adj. conveying knowledge, information or instruction.
- n. linguistics A case in the Finnish language. It expresses the means or the instrument used to perform an action.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Conveying knowledge; serving to instruct or inform.
- adj. serving to instruct or enlighten or inform
- instruct + -ive (Wiktionary)
“Randall, is very anxious that the services should be what he calls instructive; that courses, for instance, of sermons should be preached on certain books of the Old Testament, on the Pauline”
“It Stinks!" is a way of encouraging readers to pay less attention, since even bad books can be bad in instructive ways.”
“What I find most instructive is how New Media folks are critical of his new media stance but pro to his anti-government stance.”
“Perhaps the reason I find the fresh-start movement that led to responsible government so fascinating and instructive is that it was led by parties formed specifically for the purpose of change -- the Reform Parties of Upper and Lower Canada.”
“Similar instances could be given from every country, and one of the most instructive is to be found in the writings of Colonel F.N. Maude, C.B.,”
“Again, the relative lack of eroticism in instructive for today’s viewer, as it makes one think about how the nature of what turns us on has changed, or how the options for being turned on have changed.”
“In thinking about robots and the future, a look at the recent past in instructive.”
“In this matter of verbosity the example of Westminster is again instructive.”
“It would be no gain for intellectual culture if all the reasoning were confined to the so-called instructive pictures and the photoplays were served without any intellectual salt.”
“A sound theory is therefore an essential foundation for criticism, and it is impossible for it, without the assistance of a sensible theory, to attain to that point at which it commences chiefly to be instructive, that is, where it becomes demonstration, both convincing and sans re'plique.”
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evoking a kind of heavy chest of drawers, for me. Latin (and German) at 11; now Finnish, and a fascination for what else is out there.
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