Definition of 'edifice'
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Yet they recognise that loyalty is the emotion that keeps the entire edifice in place. Times, Sunday Times (2015)This is the key to the whole agricultural edifice. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Then vanity drove men to build a boastful edifice. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Yet it was on this feeble and dodgy dossier that an entire edifice of advice was built. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The whole savings edifice is in danger. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Will they be inclined to carry on funding it or pull down the entire edifice? Times, Sunday Times (2016)The whole edifice collapses if you go there. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Perhaps it is the sense of mystery which holds the entire edifice together. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Remove those foundations and the whole edifice could come crashing down. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But what stops the entire edifice crashing down around their ears is the music. Times, Sunday Times (2010)One that might topple the whole discredited edifice. The Sun (2015)But the entire edifice is riddled with rot. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Now the whole rotten edifice will come crumbling down. The Sun (2016)It is the relationship between the two intensely driven men upon which the whole edifice rests. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Before our eyes the whole edifice of apartheid was collapsing. Times, Sunday Times (2010)And the whole fragile edifice would have come crumbling down. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Underlying the entire edifice was the myth of industrialization schemes based on "savings" from the countryside. The Origins of Economic Inequality between Nations: A critique of Western theories on development and underdevelopment (1990)And the whole fragile edifice teeters. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The entire edifice stinks - and the scent has been in our nostrils for a along time. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The whole edifice is not built upon valuable assets - banks own little of tangible worth. Times, Sunday Times (2007)I feared the entire edifice would collapse. Times, Sunday Times (2012)A failure of confidence in them could still bring the entire capitalist edifice tumbling down. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The entire edifice of Russian Olympic sport is tainted. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The entire edifice, our politics, economics and moral science is haunted by it. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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In Common Usage. edifice is one of the 10000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'edifice'
British English: edifice NOUN
An edifice is a large and impressive building.
The taxi driver reeled off a list of historic edifices they must not fail to visit.
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