from The Century Dictionary.
- In an edifying or instructive manner.
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- adverb In such a manner as to
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Then he ought to have died and swung edifyingly, but instead a more terrible thing happened; his head came right off, and down the body went spinning to the sea, feeble, grotesque, fantastic, with the head racing it in its fall.
The War in the Air Herbert George 2006
While these folks seem quite sincere in their worship, and are edifyingly from my point of view opposed to abortion, their attitudes when the homeless come up are anything but encouraging.
For a truly vapid and incomprehensible yet edifyingly elitist waste of time, do read His Grace's fine paeons to the terminally passionless and intellectually banal.
But he screamed most edifyingly when he thought he was in hell.
The Other Side Of Nowhere Leinster, Murray 1964
Finding that he was a character, I carried on the conversation; and he talked most edifyingly to all in the room, as he spoke loud enough to be heard at the very end.
Yea, that boys in that holy sport were wont to sing masses, and to climb into the pulpit to preach (no doubt learnedly and edifyingly) to the simple auditory.
The Child and Childhood in Folk-Thought Studies of the Activities and Influences of the Child Among Primitive Peoples, Their Analogues and Survivals in the Civilization of To-Day Alexander F. Chamberlain
Gellert which vividly and edifyingly impressed young hearts.
And in support of his position he very edifyingly quoted Ophelion, and Fabianus Papirius, and Sextius Niger to boot.
Jurgen A Comedy of Justice James Branch Cabell 1918
And Stuyvesant & Brothers were superlatively acclaiming The Silent Brotherhood, the latest masterpiece of a pornographically gifted genius, who had edifyingly shown that he ranked religion above literature, by retiring from the ministry to write novels.
Every boy who has ever put together model villages knows how to do these things, and the attentive reader will find them edifyingly represented in our photographic illustrations.