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  • Ameer Ali follows the maiden's instructions to win more jewels
    Ameer Ali follows the maiden's instructions to win more jewels
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Instructible Capable of being instructed; teachable; docible.
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Instructing Dolly painting Instructing Dolly painting
A spinster instructs a group of younger ladies on the unnecessary nature of husbands. The caption says, “Nonsense, my dears! Husbands are ridiculous things & are quite unnecessary!” A spinster instructs a group of younger ladies on the unnecessary nature of husbands. The caption says, “Nonsense, my...
Vulcan instructs the Cyclopes in their new task Vulcan instructs the Cyclopes in their new task

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The IRS employees tax manual has instructions for collecting taxes after a nuclear war
    • instructible Capable of being instructed; teachable; docile.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In Boston, Massachusetts it is illegal to take a bath unless instructed to do so by a physician.
    • adj Instructible able to be instructed
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  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Wise men are instructed in reason men of less understanding by experience; The most unknowing learn by necessity. Wise men do in the beginning what fools in the end.”
  • Oswald Chambers
    Oswald Chambers
    “A good book, in the language of the book-sellers, is a salable one; in that of the curious, a scarce one; in that of men of sense, a useful and instructive one.”
  • Frank Tyger
    Frank Tyger
    “Discoveries are often made by not following instructions, by going off the main road, by trying the untried.”
  • Bible
    “Who then is the man who fears the Lord? He will instruct him in the way chosen for him. [Psalm 25:12]”
  • Gilbert K. Chesterton
    “Education is the period during which you are being instructed by somebody you do not know, about something you do not want to know.”
  • Simone Weil
    “Nothing is less instructive than a machine.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. instruĕre, instructumin, in, struĕre, to pile up.


In literature:

Instruction and supervision of pupils.
"The Teacher" by Jacob Abbott
An express with the commission and instructions was hurried off to Marblehead, then a straggling little city.
"The Naval History of the United States" by Willis J. Abbot
Joseph's father instructed him to obey the messenger's instructions and testified that they were given of God.
"Jesus the Christ" by James Edward Talmage
Travels and voyages form a very entertaining as well as highly instructive part of a library.
"A Book for All Readers" by Ainsworth Rand Spofford
Most of the associations have also been interested in the employment of the oral method of instruction.
"The Deaf" by Harry Best
Here she is the recognized leader, both in the singing and Bible instruction.
"The Choctaw Freedmen" by Robert Elliott Flickinger
In instrumentation, which is considered Page's forte, he has never had any instruction further than his own reading and investigation.
"Contemporary American Composers" by Rupert Hughes
Don't be sparing with this check; I am instructed to add, more will be sent if necessary.
"The Heart of Arethusa" by Francis Barton Fox
To gratify their curiosity, and offer to their view the instructive and inspiriting events of the past, is the purpose of this history.
"The History of Tasmania, Volume I (of 2)" by John West
Instructed by the first misadventure, I once more entered the stream.
"Fragments of science, V. 1-2" by John Tyndall
First appearance of realism in instruction.
"History of Education" by Levi Seeley
Then she gave him brief instructions.
"El Diablo" by Brayton Norton
Little Nathan shall have the best of instruction.
"Great Pianists on Piano Playing" by James Francis Cooke
I do not know a work more instructive.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Vol IV. No. XX. January, 1852." by Various
Charles Taylor, a school-master, kept a night school for the instruction of the Negroes.
"The History of the Negro Church" by Carter Godwin Woodson
Batista Bertani continued to labour, and to instruct the school.
"The History of Painting in Italy, Vol. IV (of 6)" by Luigi Antonio Lanzi
Such an outcome, in the work of such a critic, is vividly instructive.
"The Evolution of States" by J. M. Robertson
Some of the instructions given him were unwise, some impossible of execution.
"The Beginners of a Nation" by Edward Eggleston
Merchants thus appear to have been one of the chief classes among which there was a demand for instruction in French.
"The Teaching and Cultivation of the French Language in England during Tudor and Stuart Times" by Kathleen Lambley
No instructions had been given to the committee of detail on this subject.
"History of the Origin, Formation, and Adoption of the Constitution of the United States, Vol. 2" by George Ticknor Curtis

In poetry:

A voice deep and solemn is sounding abroad;
Oh mothers of Britain! each humble abode
Should echo the burden with which it is fraught—
Our children, they must be instructed and taught.
"The Mother At Home" by Janet Hamilton
The sightless, on a tow'r — the foe to see —
The stupid — to instruct a stupid race —
Th' unskillful steersman, to the helm, at sea,
By man are plac'd — God such did never place.
"The Duty Of Clergymen" by Rees Prichard
He leadeth me in the lowly path of learning,
He prepareth a lesson for me every day;
He bringeth me to the clear fountains of instruction,
Little by little he showeth me the beauty of truth.
"Good Teacher" by Henry Van Dyke
Whate'er thy countrymen have done
By law and wit, by sword and gun,
In thee is faithfully recited,
And all the living world that view
Thy work, give thee the praises due
At once instructed and delighted.
"Written In The Beginning Of Mezeray's History Of France" by Matthew Prior
Oh mothers! your prayers, instructions, and rules,
With the voice of the teacher, and lore of the schools,
Should ever be joined, and when faithfully given,
You may hope, you may trust, in the blessing of Heaven.
"The Mother At Home" by Janet Hamilton
I visited the place where we last met.
Nothing was changed, the gardens were well-tended,
The fountains sprayed their usual steady jet;
There was no sign that anything had ended
And nothing to instruct me to forget.
"Absence" by Elizabeth Jennings

In news:

14 Original Designs with Step-by-Step Building Instructions.
Henry Phillips, musician and comedian, has created a series of cooking videos with absolutely no clear instruction or appetizing food.
Cornell University 's School of Civil and Environmental Engineering Instructional Facility.
Altinex?s MT2488CV CourtView 8 is an AV control and integration system that provides all of the necessary cables, connectors, switchers, control panels, programming, and instructions for a courtroom AV system.
Suzy and John McLaughlin's sons are all involved in music, and the McLaughlin family wants Maryville City Schools to maintain its emphasis on music instruction.
Make your own cat toy with these simple instructions.
Koreen Brown on culturally responsive and relevant instructional practices.
Defense Department memo instructs officials to reduce acronym use.
During thousands of elaborate restaurant meals over dozens of piggy years, I've received many exacting, even loopy, instructions.
A small sheet of decals, 12-page instruction booklet and sizable sheet of precut adhesive masks rounds out the contents.
Leave Instruction to Professional Teachers.
Check the install instructions to make sure this function is activated in marine applications.
Fresh out of college, the student became the teacher, instructing sixth graders in Albemarle County.
UVSC basketball coach Dick Hunsaker yells instructions to his team during practice at Orem High School Nov 3, 2006.
Its outcome will be instructive to directors everywhere.

In science:

To see various possibilities, appearing for inhomogeneous media, let us consider a simple, but very instructive, case of regular inhomogeneous system consisting from one (white) phase with regular round inclusions of the second (black) phase, the Rayleigh model.
On universality of conductivity of planar random self-dual systems
Some of the outcome is obvious, but we think it is instructive to perform such simulations now, when certain MC tools are sometimes discarded for not obvious reasons.
Criticality of the random-site Ising model: Metropolis, Swendsen-Wang and Wolff Monte Carlo algorithms
The software pipelining scheduling method makes use of parallel processing among DSP modules at the operation-scheduling level, not at the instruction level.
EPspectra: A Formal Toolkit for Developing DSP Software Applications
In this simple system, it is very instructive to compare the rejection ratio of the Monte-Carlo with the topology of the phase space, since the theoretical value for MB (δ )/M (δ) for a given packing fraction φ = 2/L is easy to find.
Monte-Carlo rejection as a tool for measuring the energy landscape scaling of simple fluids
Section 3 provides a detailed proof, in the spirit of, for the simpleness of zeros in an instructive special case, where all ak (except for the last coefficient am ) are vanishing. A similar result, which holds for some more general cases, is then established by the same arguments.
On the simpleness of zeros of Stokes multipliers
To illustrate the method, it is instructive to first prove the limit (2.3).
Gaussian limits for random measures in geometric probability
It is very instructive to notice that we get less and less control over the edge distribution as the set size becomes smaller.
Pseudo-random graphs
It is instructive to compare the properties of pseudo-random graphs, considered below, with the analogous properties of random graphs, usually shown to hold by completely different methods.
Pseudo-random graphs
It is instructive to study the entangling power of these maps.
Intermediate quantum maps for quantum computation
The spectral sequences in Figure 7 offer an instructive display of the emission properties of a magnetized plasma.
New Low Accretion-Rate Magnetic Binary Systems and their Significance for the Evolution of Cataclysmic Variables
Before addressing the effect of randomness it is useful and instructive to study first the one parametric family of mean hamiltonians which are obtained by replacing an and bn in (4) by their GβE expectation values.
Random discrete Schr\"odinger operators from Random Matrix Theory
Basic example: The following example is instructive and serves as the model situation (see [BWe]): Let W = {z ∈ C : r1 ≥ |z | ≥ r2} be a ring domain and let D be the Cauchy-Riemann operator.
Correspondences and index
Hence, it is instructive to examine more closely the marginal distribution.
Bayesian Poisson process partition calculus with an application to Bayesian L\'evy moving averages
Before doing this, it is instructive to see how the procedure works for lower stages.
Search for gauge symmetry generators of singular Lagrangian theory
All this super knowledge is not a must to understand this paper, but comparison of p > 0 and super cases is instructive.
Structures of G(2) type and nonintegrable distributions in characteristic p