Definition of 'instructive'
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It is instructive to look back at just what those who were dubious thought the downside was. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Two segments of the game were particularly instructive. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It would be instructive therefore to look to their experience. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It will be instructive to see how they react to this first setback. Times, Sunday Times (2007)This is an impressively instructive example of the genre. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The second of these two phenomena is particularly instructive. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It is also quite an instructive one. Times, Sunday Times (2014)That is what happens in this most instructive example. Times, Sunday Times (2014)One case is particularly instructive concerning changing attitudes toward women and the family. America Past and Present (1995)He also got an instructive whiff of the old guard. THE LAST PARTY: Britpop, Blair and the demise of English rock (2003)Betting provides a wealth of more instructive examples. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Artistic parallels less pregnant with theology can also be instructive. The Times Literary Supplement (2011)Which is a pity, since with a little interpretation they can be highly instructive. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Watching yourself on video is a hoot, but it is also highly instructive. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Here at the tank, it is instructive to see them in action. Times, Sunday Times (2012)When searching for what humans really want, it is instructive to look at what rich people actually get. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It was also highly instructive. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Historical examples are also instructive. Times, Sunday Times (2009)In this context it is instructive to look at other countries or at attitudes towards housing in Britain earlier in the century. Home-ownership - differentiation and fragmentation (1990)This puzzle is highly instructive and the winning blow is based on a thematic tactical idea as seen in yesterday's column. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Before we continue with the human story, it's instructive to look at numeracy in animals. Times, Sunday Times (2010)So it's instructive to see how quickly BeiJing has acted to hush up signs of a liquidity squeeze over the past week. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Once it is all over, though, it will be instructive to see how important have been the legal and regulatory issues in influencing the outcome. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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Translations for 'instructive'
British English: instructive ADJECTIVE
Something that is instructive gives useful information.
...an entertaining and instructive documentary.
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