There were observations he would make that would be edifying to me.
When do we ever see elected officials engage in that sort of careful, thoughtful dialogue in an edifying way?
Such intemperate exchanges will hardly count as edifying but they may, alas, be unavoidable.
And pundits can always be relied upon for edifying breed comparisons.
This, in another form, is the edifying story of the Sacred Beetle whose pellet has rolled into a rut.
He is probably an edifying spectacle by this time, a mush of maudlin penitence.
To study the flower of the nation at close range is no longer an edifying occupation.
And besides, that edifying sight alone might start the trouble for all I know.
As soon as this edifying chapter was ended, Mr. Effingham commenced the solemn rites for the dead.
"I'm sure that's an edifying tale" says Sir Penthony, with a deep show of interest.
to inform or enlighten intellectually or spiritually
Latin aedes 'building' + -ficare 'to make'
mid-14c., "to build, construct," also, in figurative use, "to build up morally or in faith," from Old French edefiier "build, install, teach, instruct (morally)," from Latin aedificare "to build, construct," in Late Latin "improve spiritually, instruct" (see edifice). Related: Edified; edifying.