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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR COLLEGE

I just came because I heard about Harlowe House and wanted to go to college.

Now I shall be expelled from college and it is all your fault.

This gentleman is bran new from college, and will be more than a match for you.

And, the day after his arrival from college, there came a mighty snow-storm.

For this reason the century will ask its men to take a college education.

The value of the college training of to-day cannot be too strongly emphasized.

The young man was sent to college that he might be a member of a gentler caste.

So he went to school and to college, from the time he was born, almost.

Think of the philosophers who deserted the College of Heliopolis for Alexandria!

Probably at about the period when they began to dine on the College charity.

WORD ORIGIN

"body of scholars and students within a university," late 14c., from Old French college "collegiate body" (14c.), from Latin collegium "community, society, guild," literally "association of collegae" (see colleague). At first meaning any corporate group, the sense of "academic institution" attested from 1560s became the principal sense in 19c. via use at Oxford and Cambridge.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR COLLEGE

academia

nounscholarly world
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