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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR OLD-SCHOOL

Fired five thousand of the old-school officers to win this war.

Now comes the old-school doctor, and thrusts in his lancet too soon.

Starke touched his hat with the air of an old-school gentleman.

Both Adah and Maria belong to that old-school class of proper feminine folk who never pick but always pluck flowers.

He's a good detective, but he likes the old-school methods, and—he and I never got on very well.

He is the type of old-school editor who has everything handy in a profound confusion.

It is to-day, even as it was of yore, thronged with all the paraphernalia of ships and shipping of the old-school order.

We have seen some very bad riders among British cavalry officers, brought up in the old-school method of seat and band.

Patrick Hall was the leader of the old-school Presbyterians in his region of Virginia.

He taught that “the most puzzling things of all to the old-school teleologists are the principia of the Darwinian.”

WORD ORIGIN

in reference to a group of people noted for conservative views or principals on some professional or political matter, 1749, from old + school (n.).

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