edifyingly

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From edify, from Middle English, from Old French edifier, from Latin.

AdverbEdit

edifyingly (comparative more edifyingly, superlative most edifyingly)

  1. In such a manner as to instruct or enlighten.
    • 1908, H. G. Wells, The War in the Air,
      They hung the man from the Adler. [...] Down he fell, hands and feet extended, until with a jerk he was at the end of the rope. Then he ought to have died and swung edifyingly, but instead a more terrible thing happened; his head came right off, and down the body went.
Last modified on 20 May 2013, at 19:29