A stage was erected next to the edifice and hundreds would gather to watch floggings, crying out “Allahu Akbar!”
It is an edifice that seems to have been constructed for eternity.
A gush of smoke came from a chimney in the rear of the edifice.
The first house, built in 1702, was succeeded in 1726 by the present edifice.
No, the truth is absolute, not a stone of the edifice shall be changed.
The interior of the edifice suggests a great metropolitan cathedral rather than the chief church of a small provincial town.
I have laid the foundations deep, that the edifice might endure.
The printed book, the gnawing worm of the edifice, sucks and devours it.
It certainly was not the sentiment with which hitherto I have regarded this edifice.
The present edifice is the fourth which has occupied a site in Drury Lane.
late 14c., from Old French edifice "building," from Latin aedificium "building," from aedificare "to erect a building," from aedis, variant of aedes "temple, sanctuary," usually a single edifice without partitions, also, in the plural, "dwelling house, building," originally "a place with a hearth" + the root of facere "to make" (see factitious).
Ædis is from PIE *aidh- "to burn" (cf. Greek aithein "to burn," Sanskrit inddhe "burst into flames," Old Irish aed "fire," Welsh aidd "heat, zeal," Old High German eit "funeral pile"), from root *ai- "to burn."