ADJ

black and white, colour/coloured, full-colour
beautiful, lively
The clear, lively illustrations are in full colour
clear
book, cover

ILLUSTRATION + VERB

show sth
accompany sth
the illustrations accompanying the text

PREP

in an/the ~
The kite is assembled as shown in the illustration
with an/the ~
~ by
'The Black Cat' by Alan Ahlberg, with illustrations by Arthur Robins

ADJ

good, excellent, perfect
clear, dramatic, graphic, striking, vivid
These events are a graphic illustration of the fact that their promises cannot be trusted
simple
Let us take a very simple illustration
classic

VERB + ILLUSTRATION

serve as
Chicago serves as an illustration of the problems faced by such cities
give (sb), provide
Explain the policy of detente and provide some illustrations of how it worked in practice
take, use sth as/for
I will use one recent example as an illustration

PREP

as an ~
As an illustration of this point, I'm going to tell you a true story
by way of ~
He quoted several famous writers by way of illustration