erudition

[ er-yoo-dish-uh n, er-oo- ]SEE DEFINITION OF erudition
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Did our author owe this insight to erudition or to poetic intuition?

The student who has not succeeded in stifling it is lost for ever to erudition.

In Europe, erudition, research, and collections of rules have not been wanting.

But the eighteenth century was not the century of erudition.

His erudition sat lightly on him, for it was simply a means to the end of his art.

Of course, erudition had its revenge, and carried Taddeo too far.

And as to other kinds of knowledge, erudition, learning, how do they profit the possessor?

The room in fact was as depressing from its slatternliness as from its atmosphere of erudition.

But truth, not erudition, was the demand and the necessity of his mind.

The one who had succeeded to this honor was widely celebrated for her erudition.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1400, "instruction, education," from Latin eruditionem (nominative eruditio) "an instructing," noun of action from past participle stem of erudire (see erudite). Meaning "learning, scholarship" is from 1520s.

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