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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GYMNASIUM

The temple and walls and gymnasium were all of stone and looked as though they had been there forever.

So they left the river and passed the gymnasium and the gate.

He heard his wonderful brother talk for hours of the life in the gymnasium.

The soldier tried to get up to me by means of the trapeze and the gymnasium rope.

She and the other teachers were seated on the raised platform at the end of the gymnasium.

Is it not a strange mistake to provide a gymnasium for these alone?

These young men we need in the gymnasium where young women exercise.

Indeed, the only gymnasium which never lacks patronage is the ball-room.

Those lathe men, they got it too easy and they play hard in gymnasium.

Still I do not get thin, but I do not play hard in gymnasium, see?

WORD ORIGIN

1590s, "place of exercise," from Latin gymnasium "school for gymnastics," from Greek gymnasion "public place where athletic exercises are practiced; gymnastics school," in plural, "bodily exercises," from gymnazein "to exercise or train," literally or figuratively, literally "to train naked," from gymnos "naked" (see naked). Introduced to German 15c. as a name for "high school" (more or less paralleling a sense in Latin); in English it has remained purely athletic.

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