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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LESSON

You'd better not tell him so, or he might give you a lesson in politeness.

The healthy and the young might read a lesson on her blanched and wrinkled cheek.

He had learned his lesson of experience, and profited thereby.

And after the lesson he had given them but the night before!

The use of a Scripture lesson is, of course, optional with the pastor.

If no one was there, he had a lesson to impart, based on the silence and the darkness.

If you have, then you know the nature of my first lesson in four-in-hand driving.

What a lesson to young ladies in the choice of female friends!

Let pious women, especially, take a lesson from this incident.

What a lesson of gratitude is taught in every scene and circumstance!

WORD ORIGIN

early 13c., "a reading aloud from the Bible," also "something to be learned by a student," from Old French leçon, from Latin lectionem (nominative lectio) "a reading," noun of action from past participle stem of legere "to read" (see lecture (n.)). Transferred sense of "an occurrence from which something can be learned" is from 1580s.

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