In*struct"ive (?), a. [Cf. F. instructif.]

Conveying knowledge; serving to instruct or inform; as, experience furnishes very instructive lessons.

Addison.

In various talk the instructive hours they past. Pope.

-- In*struct"ive*ly, adv. -- In*struct"ive*ness, n.

The pregnant instructiveness of the Scripture. Boyle.

 

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