Thesaurus / book-learning
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He was very fond of book-learning, which, they say, was an uncommon taste in those times.
You cannot pronounce the word, he told me; but by it you have been enchanted: this, and not book-learning, has worked the change.
O. T.HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN
We have ceased to take the narrow view that it consists only in book-learning and aptness with the pen.
BOY LABOUR AND APPRENTICESHIPREGINALD ARTHUR BRAY
He is very backward in his book-learning, cannot write at all, and a very lame reader.
I believe no solitary child gets on well with book-learning as a part of the business of every day.
HOUSEHOLD EDUCATIONHARRIET MARTINEAU
What is the good of book-learning except to muddle your wits?
TWO POETSHONORE DE BALZAC
His progress in book-learning, however, was slow, though his year at the place was one of great happiness.
MEN OF OUR TIMESHARRIET BEECHER STOWE
I shall look out for their book-learning; but, at the same time, the boys must become carpenters and machinists.
ALL ADRIFTOLIVER OPTIC
Book-learning” has always been derided more or less by so-called “practical men”.
A LIBRARIAN'S OPEN SHELFARTHUR E. BOSTWICK
Certainly the old contempt for "book-learning" is dying out.
CHANGE IN THE VILLAGE(AKA GEORGE BOURNE) GEORGE STURT

WORDS RELATED TO BOOK-LEARNING

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