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  • Ever the passionate pedagogue, he had hobbled after Eva in order to correct, or explain, or elaborate on something he had taught her in her most recent lesson—a matter of fingering or phrasing—what?
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • The pedagogue’s mouth watered as he looked upon this sumptuous promise of luxurious winter fare.
    Washington Irving  --  The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
  • —Getonouthat, you bloody old pedagogue! the editor said in recognition.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • He put his hand gently on her arm, and said, in the tone of a kind pedagogue,— "Now listen to me, Maggie.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss

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  • CHAPTER V. A PROVIDENTIAL PEEP-HOLE While reading himself this moral lesson, for there were occasions on which Marius, like all truly honest hearts, was his own pedagogue and scolded himself more than he deserved, he stared at the wall which separated him from the Jondrettes, as though he were able to make his gaze, full of pity, penetrate that partition and warm these wretched people.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • And there was, indeed, nothing in the young man’s discourse at this moment that savoured of the pedagogue.
    Henry James  --  Washington Square
  • Stephen, though in deference to his reputation for essay writing he had been elected secretary to the gymnasium, had had no part in the first section of the programme but in the play which formed the second section he had the chief part, that of a farcical pedagogue.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • As the nobleman of cultivated taste surrounds himself with whatever conduces to his culture—genius—learning—wit—books— paintings—statuary—music—philosophical instruments, and the like; so let the village do—not stop short at a pedagogue, a parson, a sexton, a parish library, and three selectmen, because our Pilgrim forefathers got through a cold winter once on a bleak rock with these.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • Among his other treasures, the pedagogue had a wife, whom he had married out of Mr Allworthy’s kitchen for her fortune, viz.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • ’Yes, I am, sir,’ replied the worthy pedagogue; ’Mr Wackford Squeers is my name, and I’m very far from being ashamed of it.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby

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  • The forthrightness of the reply was not altogether flattering: moreover, they had now arrived at the Academy, where the assembled pedagogues were waiting to sharpen their wits on a real, live Overlord.
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood’s End
  • George’s education was confided to a neighbouring scholar and private pedagogue who "prepared young noblemen and gentlemen for the Universities, the senate, and the learned professions: whose system did not embrace the degrading corporal severities still practised at the ancient places of education, and in whose family the pupils would find the elegances of refined society and the confidence and affection of a home."
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • …the tilt, the volume he was reading, spread the dictionary on his knees, and plunge into the simpler passages from Caesar, Virgil, or Horace, as the case might be, in his purblind stumbling way, and with an expenditure of labour that would have made a tender-hearted pedagogue shed tears; yet somehow getting at the meaning of what he read, and divining rather than beholding the spirit of the original, which often to his mind was something else than that which he was taught to look for.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • …world would expect her successful suitor to be; and in relation to his authorship he leaned on her young trust and veneration, he liked to draw forth her fresh interest in listening, as a means of encouragement to himself: in talking to her he presented all his performance and intention with the reflected confidence of the pedagogue, and rid himself for the time of that chilling ideal audience which crowded his laborious uncreative hours with the vaporous pressure of Tartarean shades.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • That’s your true pedagogue—he himself said not long ago that he had a pedagogic streak.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • Of all the thousand women who wrote novels then, they alone entirely ignored the perpetual admonitions of the eternal pedagogue—write this, think that.
    Virginia Woolf  --  A Room of One’s Own
  • "Wet wood," returned the warrior, with the calmness with which the pedagogue might point out an arithmetical demonstration to his puzzled pupil.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pathfinder
  • He said to himself, "He must be a miserable prig who would act the pedagogue here: one might as well go and lecture the trees for growing in their own shape."
    George Eliot  --  Adam Bede
  • Martin and he were not student and teacher, but two doctors together, for Dean Silva was one pedagogue who could still be interested in a man who no longer sat at his feet.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • The principal of an English school is a /head-master/ or /head-mistress/; the lower pedagogues used to be /ushers/, but are now /assistant masters/ (or /mistresses/).
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • When the lesson was over she resumed without effort her seductive smiles, her voice became again soft and winning, but Philip could not so easily put away the pupil as she the pedagogue; and this impression convicted with the feelings her stories had aroused in him.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • FAUST Most Worthy Pedagogue, take heed!
    Goethe (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)  --  Faust
  • They hate each other and each other’s standpoint) A miserable thing, whatever you call it, that lives like a bat in a Sunday School! A shrill incessant pedagogue about its own salvation-but nothing to say of your place in the State!
    Robert Bolt  --  A Man for All Seasons
  • I see little to choose, between assistant to a brutal pedagogue, and toad-eater to a mean and ignorant upstart, be he member or no member.’
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • "What a pedagogue," he said.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • Not with less fury did Mrs Partridge fly on the poor pedagogue.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • A humanist pedagogue, admittedly.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • The pedagogue was obliged to obey those orders; but not without great reluctance, and frequent mutterings that the boy would be certainly spoiled.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • The pedagogue, ’tis certain, whipped on, without getting a step nearer to his journey’s end.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • For the rest, there was only a fugitive and inconsequential literature—an almost useless mass of notes and essays, chiefly by the minor sort of pedagogues, seldom illuminating, save in small details, and often incredibly ignorant and inaccurate.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • In all save a few large cities of America every male pedagogue is a professor, and so is every band leader, dancing master and medical consultant.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • Settembrini would not be pleased with it, it’s nothing for humanists and republicans and pedagogues of that ilk.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • The devotion with which he listened to daily morning mass and worshiped at the solemn Sunday service could only delight his priestly pedagogues.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • Thus, by divers little makeshifts, in that ingenious way which is commonly denominated "by hook and by crook," the worthy pedagogue got on tolerably enough, and was thought, by all who understood nothing of the labor of headwork, to have a wonderfully easy life of it.
    Washington Irving  --  The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
  • By these and the like declarations, he extorted some compunction from Tom, in which that youth was not over-sincere; for he really meditated some return for all the smarting favours he had received at the hands of the pedagogue.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • In most other fields the pedagogue meets a certain corrective competition and [Pg184] criticism.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • One wades through treatise after treatise on English style by pedagogues whose own style is atrocious.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • Jones chid the pedagogue for his interruption, and then the stranger proceeded.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • Here was a pedagogue—but just outside was a narrow-eyed woman.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • Truth to tell, Hans Castorp was relieved that the two of them—the narrow-eyed woman and the pedagogue—were gone.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • And it is the sublime duty of the pedagogue to defend young souls against its mephitic breath.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • One day Herr Settembrini saw him vanish in a burst of white fog; cupping his hands and calling after him to be careful, the contented pedagogue turned homeward.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • Hence arose another evil, which produced no little uneasiness to the poor pedagogue, of whom she maintained so constant a jealousy, that he durst hardly speak to one woman in the parish; for the least degree of civility, or even correspondence, with any female, was sure to bring his wife upon her back, and his own.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • She was, indeed, rather inclined to favour the parson’s principles; but Square’s person was more agreeable to her eye, for he was a comely man; whereas the pedagogue did in countenance very nearly resemble that gentleman, who, in the Harlot’s Progress, is seen correcting the ladies in Bridewell.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • Herr Settembrini was certainly a zealous pedagogue, zealous to the point of being a tiresome bother; but his principles could not approach Naphta’s when it came to ascetic, self-mortifying objectivity.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • He had called himself a pedagogue, after all; apparently he wanted to exert some influence; and young Hans Castorp craved to be influenced; but, of course, that did not mean he was going to let Settembrini run his affairs—or that he was going to pack his bags and leave early as the fellow had recently suggested in all seriousness.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • The American, like the Elizabethan Englishman, is usually quite unconscious of them and even when they have been instilled into him by the hard labor of pedagogues he commonly pays little heed to them in his ordinary discourse.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • Then, he thought, how soon he’d turn his back upon the old schoolhouse; snap his fingers in the face of Hans Van Ripper, and every other niggardly patron, and kick any itinerant pedagogue out of doors that should dare to call him comrade!
    Washington Irving  --  The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
  • The Jesuit, a well-traveled man with cultured manners, a pedagogue by passion, a judge of men, a fisher of men, sat up and took notice at the first sardonic, clearly articulated answers the wretched young Jewish lad gave to his questions.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
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