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illuminating

[ə′lü·mə‚nād·iŋ]
(graphic arts)
The hand decoration of books, as done in medieval times, with drawings and miniature paintings, or with embellishments, usually in red, blue, and gold, added to initial letters and borders.
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Individual African-Americans being barred from voting by clerks in dusty offices is just bureaucracy--but when hundreds of peaceful protesters try to register and get beaten in front of TV cameras, it is illuminatingly clear who holds the power and what their motivations are.
The kind of thing I have in mind is something like what, long ago and illuminatingly, C.
This chapter illuminatingly describes how applying multiple approaches in a systematic, rigorous and transparent manner allows for greater extraction of meaning to produce rich and credible readings that can dig deeper and take us further than single-perspective approaches:
GoGwilt's reading of his texts is illuminatingly alert to their complex linguistic formations: Conrad, the Pole, whose second language was French, and who first learned English in the maritime pidgin spoken by the polyglot crews of the ships in which he sailed; Rhys, growing up with Creole English and French patois; Pramoedya, writing in bahasa Indonesia, the nationalist language formed in 1928 from the lingua franca of the bazaar, a shared medium for the different languages spoken in the Malay Archipelago--the site, as GoGwilt points out, of another form of creolization.
Nevertheless, this is a sophisticated, nuanced, and finely written book, and Dodds reads her chosen texts attentively and illuminatingly.
One chapter in the book illuminatingly compares the "gothic Church" metaphor that Wordsworth uses to figure the organic unity of his works in the "Preface" to The Excursion with Samuel Taylor Coleridge's reconfiguration of that metaphor in the purported letter from a "Friend" in chapter 13 of the Biographia Literaria, to characterize the effect of his own theory of Imagination upon the reader.
The result of all these changes, early and late, has been to upend what makes the novel so enduringly topical, indeed so illuminatingly theological.
This paper's concern, nevertheless, is mainly with the personal form, for it is most illuminatingly analogous to ethical anthropocentrism.
The rise of the 'Kingdom of Appolonia' represents an instance (albeit on a small scale) of a process of political consolidation that was evident elsewhere in the wider Akan world in this period, notably in the interior, with the rise of the large expansionist 'empires' of Denkyira, Akwamu and Asante, as studied illuminatingly by Ray Kea (1982).
This is, illuminatingly, to make a start on incorporating an inevitable undertow of natural presences into criticism of even 'high' modernist poets.
What You Will is an unabashedly and illuminatingly theoretical book.