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The door was open, and they were sentry, for their Guru was resting, they said.

In the summit of our strength, the voice begins to speak—the Guru's voice.

I am told that she said she gave me an answer as directed by her Guru.

Once, too, the guru said as much to me; but then I did not understand.

He it is who defines the Guru's work, He it is who inspires the Guru's teaching.

Gholab, Guru, and the rest of you, I can only say that I am proud of you—more proud than ever.

The last, Guru, the General chose for himself as personal attendant.

Our talk at such times had often begun with something about our Guru.

At the bend of the road, under the mango tree, I met my Guru Thakur.

If this matter comes to the notice of the guru, she says that she does not like to live with him.

WORD ORIGIN

1800, gooroo, from Hindi guru "teacher, priest," from Sanskrit guru-s "one to be honored, teacher," literally "heavy, weighty," from PIE root *gru- (see grave (adj.)). Generalized sense of "mentor" is from 1940; sense of "expert in something" first recorded c.1966 in Canadian English in reference to Marshall McLuhan.

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