The instruction to Pharaoh is obvious, but what instruction was given to the people of Israel?
Americans have always had an idealistic streak, reflected both in the instruction in schools and in political rhetoric.
Time spent around barns and pastures will provide quick, and valuable, instruction regarding how life begins, and how it ends.
c.1400, instruccioun, "action or process of teaching," from Old French instruccion (14c.), from Latin instructionem (nominative instructio) "building, arrangement, teaching," from past participle stem of instruere "arrange, inform, teach," from in- "on" (see in- (2)) + struere "to pile, build" (see structure (n.)). Meaning "an authoritative direction telling someone what to do; a document giving such directions," is early 15c. Related: Instructions.