Example sentences for: illuminating

How can you use “illuminating” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • The various events held around Japan are usually highly ceremonial, with blazing torches illuminating the proceedings.

  • And in this case, the exercise is illuminating.

  • Only Linda Nochlin (whose contribution to the catalog of the Chicago show is an overview of Impressionist portraiture with almost nothing on Renoir) used the Art in America occasion to say something serious and illuminating about Renoir's art, noting that Renoir's men--in such idylls as Luncheon of the Boating Party (1881) and Dance at Bougival (1883) (both great paintings, which blur the distinction between portrait and genre painting, are in the Chicago show)--offer a masculine ideal counter to the male predators and businessmen of Degas and Manet: "Tough and tender at once," these men "are luscious, peachy-skinned and downy-haired, with heavy-lidded eyes and yearning red mouths."

  • One other illuminating sequence--Burns' presentation of Jefferson's and Hamilton's clashing ideas of America.

  • *** It is illuminating to speculate how these cases would have been decided if Congress had enacted §504(a)(16) without its proviso (prescribing only the general ban against "litigation, lobbying, or rulemaking, involving an effort to reform a Federal or State welfare system"), and if the positions of the parties before us here were reversed.


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