Usage examples for instruct

  1. The purpose of the entire book is to instruct point out and give you the necessary understanding and knowledge required to achieve this end. – A Practical Guide to Self-Hypnosis by Melvin Powers
  2. Here, as elsewhere, much- almost everything- depends upon the teacher's interest and ability to lead as well as to instruct – Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study by Ontario Ministry of Education
  3. This work was not written to offend, but to amuse and instruct little people. – Siege of Washington, D.C. by F. Colburn Adams
  4. They might instruct their " honorable treasurer" to expend the funds on decorations and a brass band, as was sometimes done at the close of examinations to celebrate their Sophomorehood; and what would he do then! – The Adventures of a Freshman by Jesse Lynch Williams
  5. You are prepared to instruct me? – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  6. Besides, not having any books here, I have only been able to teach my child by talking to him, and in all my conversations with him I have never taken much pains to instruct him in the manners of my own country; thinking, that if ever he went over, he would learn them soon enough; and if he never did go over, that it would be as well he knew nothing about them. – Nature and Art by Mrs. Inchbald
  7. What is its purpose,- to instruct please, persuade? – Elementary Guide to Literary Criticism by F. V. N. Painter
  8. I looked at the pine trees and said- " I want you to instruct me. – The Literary Sense by E. Nesbit
  9. About the year 1700, Hudde, an opulent burgomaster of Middleburgh, animated solely by literary curiosity, went to China to instruct himself in the language, and in whatever was remarkable in this singular people. – Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3) by Isaac D'Israeli
  10. Sir Robert Aylward, said Barbara in that clear, carrying voice of hers, will you, as an expert, instruct a very ignorant person? – The Yellow God An Idol of Africa by H. Rider Haggard
  11. And oft did I make to instruct her that never should she be tempted forth from the shelter of that Redoubt in which she did live, by any message out of the night; but always to await the Master- Word; and, moreover, to have a sure knowledge that none that was her Friend would ever seek to entice her into the night. – The Night Land by William Hope Hodgson
  12. They now resolved to have morning and evening family prayers, and to instruct the children, who amounted to nineteen, many of them between the ages of seven and nine years. – The Eventful History Of The Mutiny And Piratical Seizure Of H.M.S. Bounty: Its Cause And Consequences by Sir John Barrow
  13. My desire is to instruct them in the truths I have myself learned; and it is only by dwelling with them, and showing them that I love them, that I can hope to do that." – Afar in the Forest by W.H.G. Kingston
  14. Patricia had fully intended to instruct the servants that she was not to be at home to anyone, that evening, but, absorbed by other thoughts, she had forgotten to do so, and now it was too late; so she received the two young ladies who were presently shown into the library. – The Last Woman by Ross Beeckman
  15. At this writing Professor Jackson is in Persia engaged upon investigations of direct interest to the Parsees, who have the highest regard and affection for him, and perfect confidence in the accuracy of his treatment of their theology in which they permit him to instruct them. – Modern India by William Eleroy Curtis
  16. Ride with me back to the camp, that I may give thee my message, and instruct also the monk. – Harold, Complete The Last Of The Saxon Kings by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  17. 189. " And to instruct their pupils in the most thorough and best manner." – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  18. Like a wise young man, he bethought himself of a possible trap, and the quest of the stick gave him the opportunity to instruct Turk to follow him and the duke and to be where he was needed in case of an emergency. – Castle Craneycrow by George Barr McCutcheon
  19. At least, so thought Mr. Gillat, who no amount of experience could instruct in the guilt of the human race in general and the Polkingtons in particular. – The Good Comrade by Una L. Silberrad
  20. " I have given sufficient reasons," replied my mother, " to engage your compliance with your father's desire, and these will influence you, if prudence and wisdom are the motives of your choice; and if you want prudence, it is fit that those who are able to instruct you should also guide and direct your actions." – Eastern Tales by Many Story Tellers by Various