Mr Dombey, not knowing the game, sat down to watch them for his edification until Edith should return.
Will you then kindly answer, for the edification of the company and of myself?
Mrs Young had to leave her work to play for his edification on the little melodeon.
We greatly admired the map which accompanied them for the edification of the shareholders.
The contempt of the world is the chief theme of edification.
The parable was plainly intended for the edification of the Twelve.
Let those that read best, be reading sometimes to the rest, and instructing them, and furthering their edification.
I pray you teach my cure the Scripture of God, and that may be to edification.
The following selection from her poems, executed by Cowper, is highly devotional, and may be read with interest and edification.
He did not reply, lest the power given for edification should turn to destruction.
mid-14c., in religious use, "building up of the soul," from Old French edification and directly from Latin aedificationem (nominative aedificatio) "construction, building," in Late Latin "spiritual improvement," from past participle stem of aedificare (see edifice). Religious use is as translation of Greek oikodome in I Cor. xiv. Meaning "mental improvement" is 1650s. Literal sense of "building" is rare in English.