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as in: music conservatory Define
a school specializing in one of the fine arts -- especially music, dance, or drama
  • Unlike him, she was very fond of music and a gifted and expressive violinist, it was his secret plan to send her to the conservatory next year...

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  • Juilliard is a performing arts conservatory.
  • She attends the Los Angeles Conservatory of Music and Arts.

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unspecified meaning
  • During Gregor’s short periods in town, conversation with his sister would often turn to the conservatory but it was only ever mentioned as a lovely dream that could never be realised.
  • …his shocking appearance should, for once, be of some use to him; he wanted to be at every door of his room at once to hiss and spit at the attackers; his sister should not be forced to stay with him, though, but stay of her own free will; she would sit beside him on the couch with her ear bent down to him while he told her how he had always intended to send her to the conservatory, how he would have told everyone about it last Christmas — had Christmas really come and gone already?

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as in: music conservatory Define
a school specializing in one of the fine arts -- especially music, dance, or drama
as in: plants in the conservatory Define
a greenhouse in which plants are arranged in a pleasing manner
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