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erudite

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Definition having or showing deep scholarly knowledge
  • She is an erudite professor.
erudite = having or showing deep scholarly knowledge
  • "I used to be erudite," he says out loud.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Oryx and Crake
  • erudite = full of scholarly knowledge
  • He displayed his erudition,
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • erudition = deep scholarly knowledge
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • She had a genial, erudite face and a pleasingly fluid voice.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • erudite = scholarly
  • But even erudition seemed to be his enemy today.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • erudition = having or showing profound knowledge
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • Lee said quietly, "So young to be so erudite."
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • erudite = having or showing deep scholarly knowledge
  • ...though he be erudite, it can befall him to mumble nothing but banalities;
    John Le Carre  --  The Spy Who Came In From The Cold
  • erudite = having or showing deep scholarly knowledge
  • 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
  • erudition = deep scholarly knowledge
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • You can think like the Erudite, too.
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
  • erudite = people with deep scholarly knowledge
  • Young L's erudition was astonishing.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • erudition = deep scholarly knowledge
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • They bent before this tornado of erudition.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • erudition = deep scholarly knowledge
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • 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
  • erudition = deep scholarly knowledge
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • 'We were both erudite, weren't we?
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • erudite = having or showing deep scholarly knowledge
  • 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
  • erudition = deep scholarly knowledge
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • 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
  • erudite = profoundly knowledgeable
  • 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'
  • erudite = having deep scholarly knowledge
  • At another set of tables, the Erudite chatter over books and newspapers, in constant pursuit of knowledge.
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent
  • erudite = the group of people who most prize deep scholarly knowledge
  • ... 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
  • erudite = showing deep scholarly knowledge
  • 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
  • erudite = showing deep scholarly knowledge
  • 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
erudition = profound knowledge
(editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)

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