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Instructed Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    instructed adj : (all used chiefly with qualifiers `well' or `poorly' or `un-') having received specific instruction; "unschooled ruffians"; "well tutored applicants" [syn: schooled, taught, tutored]
Instructed Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Instruct \In*struct"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Instructed; p. pr. & vb. n. Instructing.]
  1. To put in order; to form; to prepare. [Obs.] They speak to the merits of a cause, after the proctor has prepared and instructed the same for a hearing. --Ayliffe.
  2. To form by communication of knowledge; to inform the mind of; to impart knowledge or information to; to enlighten; to teach; to discipline. Schoolmasters will I keep within my house, Fit to instruct her youth. --Shak.
  3. To furnish with directions; to advise; to direct; to command; as, the judge instructs the jury. She, being before instructed of her mother, said, Give me here John Baptist's head in a charger. --Matt. xiv. 8. Take her in; instruct her what she has to do. --Shak. Syn: To teach; educate; inform; train; discipline; indoctrinate; direct; enjoin.
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    * Be careful to leave your sons well instructed rather than rich, for the hopes of the instructed are better than the wealth of the ignorant. - Epictetus

    * Education is the period during which you are being instructed by somebody you do not know, about something you do not want to know. - Gilbert Keith Chesterton

    * The wise are instructed by reason ordinary minds by experience the stupid, by necessity and brutes by instinct. - Cicero


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