Definitions

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of edify.
  • adjective obsolete Furnished with buildings.

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  • adjective instructed and encouraged in moral, intellectual, and spiritual improvement

Etymologies

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From edify +‎ -ed.

Examples

  • Others would hear him and be edified, which is one of the purposes of public praise.

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  • There are two things, then -- the being 'edified' and 'walking'; and I wish to say a word or two about each of them.

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  • Now that word 'edified' and the cognate one 'edification' have been enfeebled in signification so as to mean very much less than they did to Luke.

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  • I do not mean to trouble you with these, but it seems to me that we may perhaps best understand the writer's intention if we throw together the clauses which stand in the middle of this verse, and take them as being a description of the inward progress, being 'edified' and 'walking in the fear of the

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  • They are two pieces of study of the color of marble architecture, the tints literally "edified," and laid edge to edge as simply on the paper as the stones are on the walls.

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  • Now I am entertained and edified by amazing libraries of material instantaneously available to cater to whatever whim or interest.

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  • Now I am entertained and edified by amazing libraries of material instantaneously available to cater to whatever whim or interest.

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  • Now I am entertained and edified by amazing libraries of material instantaneously available to cater to whatever whim or interest.

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  • Indeed, I feel edified and elevated, if racked by low-level guilt, just watching the issues pile up on my bookshelf.

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  • Now I am entertained and edified by amazing libraries of material instantaneously available to cater to whatever whim or interest.

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  • "I know this world has plenty of bad people and bad vampires, but I don't believe the majority of the people in this country, or for that matter just here in Texas, would be edified by the sight of a screaming woman burning to death." -Charlaine Harris, Living Dead in Dallas

    December 11, 2010