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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of enlighten.


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enlighten + -eth


  • It is by means of the two newspapers that I am now conducting that I hope to do most toward opening the eyes of the people to the truth, and shedding upon them a knowledge of that true Light which enlighteneth the world.

    Letter from Young John AllenSeptember 15, 1868

  • That was the true light, which enlighteneth every man that cometh into this world.

    Joyeux Noël !

  • This unlooseth all that is bound, enlighteneth darkness, mends that is broken, puts life to that which was desperately dying: makes no respect of offences, or of persons.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • For we are not that light which enlighteneth every man, but we are enlightened by Thee; that having been sometimes darkness, we may be light in

    The Confessions

  • But what difference there is betwixt the Light which enlighteneth, and which is enlightened, so much is there betwixt the Wisdom that createth, and that created; as betwixt the Righteousness which justifieth, and the righteousness which is made by justification.

    The Confessions

  • He that enlighteneth my heart, and discovereth its dark corners?

    The Confessions

  • But this is that which he doth herein: -- he openeth their eyes, he giveth an understanding, he enlighteneth their minds, so that they shall perceive the things that are of God prepared for them, and that are contained in the promises of the gospel; and represents them therein in their beauty, glory, suitableness, and desirableness unto their souls: he maketh them to see


  • A preservation from stumbling, and a help from falling: he raiseth up the soul, and enlighteneth the eyes, and giveth health, and life, and blessing.

    The Bible, Douay-Rheims, Complete The Challoner Revision

  • And in this manner the light of knowledge is not dimmed, but rather is heightened in the soul of Christ by the light of the Divine knowledge, which is "the true light which enlighteneth every man that cometh into this world," as is written

    Summa Theologica, Part III (Tertia Pars) From the Complete American Edition

  • There is a light, they believe, which enlighteneth every man who cometh into the world.

    Brook Farm


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