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“It is not well that youth should study over long,” said the old man.

I like to be stirred by emotion, I suppose, and I like to study character.

Do you suppose there's a chance for me to live at Harlowe House and study?

"Nice place to study in, sir," said Thompson, as we walked along.

But the evils regarding the hours of study and the nature of the studies were as bad.

But for this change of study he might not have become the greatest of Chancellors of the Exchequer.

We must study our parents' opinions in the main, but not in points of detail.

Why should I not study lessons in the school-house for my young mistresses?

The moment she entered his study behind him he turned and took her in his arms.

You have never taken to study, else, as you know, I would have sent you to Oxford.

WORD ORIGIN

early 12c., from Old French estudier "to study" (French étude), from Medieval Latin studiare, from Latin studium "study, application," originally "eagerness," from studere "to be diligent" ("to be pressing forward"), from PIE *(s)teu- "to push, stick, knock, beat" (see steep (adj.)). The noun meaning "application of the mind to the acquisition of knowledge" is recorded from c.1300. Sense of "room furnished with books" is from c.1300. Study hall is attested from 1891, originally a large common room in a college. Studious is attested from late 14c.

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