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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Instructive  \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. 
  --  {In*struct"ive*ly},  adv  --  {In*struct"ive*ness},  n. 
  The  pregnant  instructiveness  of  the  Scripture.  --Boyle.