Example sentences for: illuminating

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

  • That's the message of The Potato Eaters , with its little glinting lamp illuminating the darkness and its loaded juxtaposition on the background wall of ticking clock and Crucifixion, time and eternity.

  • But attempts to explain history in terms of common traits already possessed by the peer groups that confronted these events are seldom illuminating.

  • The press can also do a poor job analyzing policy issues--what was the last really illuminating story you read about the Social Security trust fund?

  • Here a historical analogy is illuminating: Only a decade ago, after all, America was frantic about another mysterious, ominous Asian power that was not quite friend, not quite enemy.

  • My colleague Robert Solow likes to say that there are two kinds of economists: those who look for general results and those who look for illuminating examples.


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