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She is an erudite professor.
  having or showing deep scholarly knowledge
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erudite erudition
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  • She is an erudite professor.
  • You can think like the Erudite, too.
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
  • At another set of tables, the Erudite chatter over books and newspapers, in constant pursuit of knowledge.
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent
  • Young L’s erudition was astonishing.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers

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  • Here the pale clergyman piled up his library, rich with parchment-bound folios of the Fathers, and the lore of Rabbis, and monkish erudition,
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • But even erudition seemed to be his enemy today.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Lee said quietly, "So young to be so erudite."
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • For as the secrets of the currents in the seas have never yet been divulged, even to the most erudite research; so the hidden ways of the Sperm Whale when beneath the surface remain, in great part, unaccountable to his pursuers;
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • He was ... esteemed by the women as a man of great erudition, for he had read several books quite through, and was a perfect master of Cotton Mather’s "History of New England Witchcraft,"
    Washington Irving  --  The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
  • Gringoire, without exactly understanding what the connection could be between his address and this question, was not sorry to display his erudition.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame

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  • The same sort of process has perhaps been undergone by wiser men, when they have been cut off from faith and love—only, instead of a loom and a heap of guineas, they have had some erudite research, some ingenious project, or some well-knit theory.
    George Eliot  --  Silas Marner
  • ...existence and consciousness-are axioms you cannot escape, ...implied in any action you undertake, in any part of your knowledge and in its sum, from the first ray of light you perceive at the start of your life to the widest erudition you might acquire at its end.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • These were searched and sought out through the whole nation, by the prince and his wisest counsellors, among such of the priesthood as were most deservedly distinguished by the sanctity of their lives, and the depth of their erudition; who were indeed the spiritual fathers of the clergy and the people.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • He displayed his erudition,
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • I don’t know anything about wars. I don’t think even the most erudite scholars do. I think you have to fight one, to know it.
    Rick Bragg  --  All Over but the Shoutin’
  • The Commercial Daily, our traditional newspaper, tried to save our civic honor with an erudite and rather confused essay concerning the antiquity and cultural influence of the Chinese in the Caribbean, and the right they had earned to participate in Poetic Festivals.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • There is no fool like an educated fool, and Simon will have to trot out his own European credentials, and flourish his erudition, and justify himself.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • ’We were both erudite, weren’t we?
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • His professional brethren, each for himself, adopted various hypotheses, more or less plausible, but all dressed out in a perplexing mystery of phrase, which, if it do not show a bewilderment of mind in these erudite physicians, certainly causes it in the unlearned peruser of their opinions.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • he’s apt, for example, in the midst of an erudite discourse on the economic distribution of infectious disease, to startle you by interjecting, eagerly, "Ask me a question about Lord of the Rings."
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • ... because getting to Lonesome Dove was such a hot, exhausting business. The few people who accomplished it were in no mood to stop and study erudite signs.
    Larry McMurtry  --  Lonesome Dove
  • Disney Hall patrons were straining during intermission to hear the erudite observations of my sophisticated friend Nathaniel, who has a way to go but is coming along nicely.
    Steve Lopez  --  The Soloist
  • They bent before this tornado of erudition.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • ...though he be erudite, it can befall him to mumble nothing but banalities;
    John Le Carre  --  The Spy Who Came In From The Cold
  • My erudite friend from Cambodia ... doesn’t climb over fences with his foot in cement at three o’clock in the morning unless he thinks he has to.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • She had a genial, erudite face and a pleasingly fluid voice.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • Atticus killed several birds with one stone when he read to his children, and would probably have caused a child psychologist considerable dismay: he read to Jem and Jean Louise whatever he happened to be reading, and the children grew up possessed of an obscure erudition.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • No one in Ottawa could read a word of it; from which fact it was assumed that the report must be tremendously erudite.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • His scientific precision was impeccable and his erudition astounding; no one could refute him on the cooking utensils of Babylon or the doormats of Byzantium.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • But I delivered this written communication (slate and all) with my own hand, and Joe received it as a miracle of erudition.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • As regarded her attainments, the only fault to be found with them was the same that a fastidious connoisseur might have found with her beauty, that they were somewhat too erudite and masculine for so young a person.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • He was learned even to erudition, and almost an Orientalist.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Mr. Eager could not resist the opportunity for erudition.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Room With A View
  • Although Katherine had never read the Zohar, she knew it was the fundamental text of early Jewish mysticism, once believed so potent that it was reserved only for the most erudite rabbis.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • This display of erudition was not too well received.
    James Hilton  --  Lost Horizon
  • A virgin audience like Colonel Scheisskopf was grist for General Peckem’s mill, a stimulating opportunity to throw open his whole dazzling erudite treasure house of puns, wisecracks, slanders, homilies, anecdotes, proverbs, epigrams, apophthegms, bon mots and other pungent sayings.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • In this manner, a man of talent, and of great antiquarian erudition, limited the popularity of his work, by excluding from it every thing which was not sufficiently obsolete to be altogether forgotten and unintelligible.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • In fact, his disappointment at the nature of those tongues had, after a while, been the means of still further glorifying the erudition of Christminster.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • This gift Jenny had a good deal improved by erudition.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • Another book I have which I call ’The Supplement to Polydore Vergil,’ which treats of the invention of things, and is a work of great erudition and research, for I establish and elucidate elegantly some things of great importance which Polydore omitted to mention.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • Fosco Maraini, a member of the 1958 Italian expedition that managed the first ascent of Gasherbrum IV, a rugged neighbor of K2, was so appalled and fascinated by the Balti, that his erudite book about the expedition, Karakoram: The Ascent of Gasherbrum IV, reads more like a scholarly treatise on the Balti way of life than a memoir of mountaineering triumph.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • This turned out to be the Honorable Thornton Hancock, of Boston, ex-minister to The Hague, author of an erudite history of the Middle Ages and the last of a distinguished, patriotic, and brilliant family.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • He had never been fond of Mr. Casaubon, and if it had not been for the sense of obligation, would have laughed at him as a Bat of erudition.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • He renounced the pleasures of both tyranny and justice, of his populous couch, of his banquets and even of erudition—all to close himself up for thirteen years in the Pavilion of the Limpid Solitude.
    Jorge Luis Borges  --  The Garden of Forking Paths
  • Mr Squeers, not being remarkably erudite, appeared to be considerably puzzled by this first prize, which was in an engrossing hand, and not very legible except to a practised eye.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • Stroking his chin, drawling in the ecstasy of being erudite, Kennicott inquired, "Say, doctor, what success have you had with thyroid for treatment of pains in the legs before child-birth?"
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • The labors of these eminent divines are aided by those of innumerable lecturers, who diffuse such a various profundity, in all subjects of human or celestial science, that any man may acquire an omnigenous erudition without the trouble of even learning to read.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Celestial Railroad
  • He spoke still in that curious, that almost sullen Hat tone which had caused Shreve to watch him from the beginning with intent detached speculation and curiosity, to watch him still from behind his (Shreve’s) expression of cherubic and erudite amazement which the spectacles intensified or perhaps actually created.
    William Faulkner  --  Absalom, Absalom!
  • An article of headgear since ascertained to belong to the much respected clerk of the crown and peace Mr George Fottrell and a silk umbrella with gold handle with the engraved initials, crest, coat of arms and house number of the erudite and worshipful chairman of quarter sessions sir Frederick Falkiner, recorder of Dublin, have been discovered by search parties in remote parts of the island respectively, the former on the third basaltic ridge of the giant’s causeway, the latter…
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • He talked at length and with erudition of "aberration" and "mania," and argued that, from all the facts collected, the prisoner had undoubtedly been in a condition of aberration for several days before his arrest, and, if the crime had been committed by him, it must, even if he were conscious of it, have been almost involuntary, as he had not the power to control the morbid impulse that possessed him.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
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