Mr Dombey, not knowing the game, sat down to watch them for his edification until Edith should return.
No one could get edification from an artistic 451representation of a man hanging on the gallows.
Mrs Young had to leave her work to play for his edification on the little melodeon.
Legends and history were of equal value, since both were used for edification.
The contempt of the world is the chief theme of edification.
They find comfort and edification in an abstract and learned phraseology.
Let those that read best, be reading sometimes to the rest, and instructing them, and furthering their edification.
The 'Pinafore' announcement was for the edification of the New Londoners.
The following selection from her poems, executed by Cowper, is highly devotional, and may be read with interest and edification.
What will be most for the happiness and edification of the congregation?
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.