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noun as in unconventional person

noun as in someone who gives up


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The past year could result in a higher-than-usual dropout rate when districts open up full-time, in-person schooling.

The self-taught college dropout used open-source information – such as data from social media, Google Maps, Google Earth – and help from a fellow community of fact-finding enthusiasts.

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In his sixth novel, Lee records the adventures of this college dropout in a wild tale that moves coolly between satire and thriller.

Other variants that are not of concern also have that missing gene, and so it is not possible, without a full genomic sequence, to know if a dropout is actually a signal of the British variant.

The shift to remote learning is resulting in “enormous dropouts and substantial learning losses” that will reduce the earning potential of a generation of students, the World Bank said in a recent report on South Asia.

He calls Kline the champion of for-profit colleges, which have a dropout rate “worse than celebrity rehab.”

He plays Wallace, a twentysomething medical school dropout who falls for Chantry (Zoe Kazan), a capricious animator/artist.

The engineering school dropout had sold corned beef to Africa and brokered some Brazilian diamonds with mixed success.

Steve Jobs is possibly the most famous college dropout and touted as our modern Thomas Edison.

On Wednesday's Late Show With David Letterman, Tom Brokaw dismissed Snowden as "a high school dropout who is a military washout."

The economy absorbed the majority of the dropout population.

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On this page you'll find 17 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to dropout, such as: beatnik, bohemian, hippie, flower child, free spirit, and nonconformist.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.