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Light up
“Then a storm begins, and the flashes of lightning briefly and beautifully illuminate a tree waving in the wind outside the window.”
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Help to clarify or explain
“Like the rescue workers there, one waded in trying to find something that was alive, that would illuminate and explain what had happened.”
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To supplement with pictorial matter for the purpose of explanation or decoration
“Medieval illuminated manuscripts.”
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To indicate the importance of by centering attention on
“… the results of the statewide testing illuminated the need to place more focus on instruction in math and science.”
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“… how man is illuminated by a higher spirit.”
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