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pedagogue

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Definition someone who educates young people — especially one who enforces unnecessary rules
  • 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
  • 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
  • FAUST Most Worthy Pedagogue, take heed!
    Goethe (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)  --  Faust
  • 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
  • The pedagogue's mouth watered as he looked upon this sumptuous promise of luxurious winter fare.
    Washington Irving  --  The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
  • And there was, indeed, nothing in the young man's discourse at this moment that savoured of the pedagogue.
    Henry James  --  Washington Square
  • That's your true pedagogue—he himself said not long ago that he had a pedagogic streak.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • '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
  • 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
  • "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
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • ...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

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