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apprentice

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Definition one who works for an expert to learn a trade; or (as a verb) performance of that kind of work
  • She is a carpenter's apprentice.
apprentice = one who works for an expert to learn a trade
  • She apprentices with a carpenter.
  • While her popular older sister might drop in on as many as twenty parties during an evening, an apprentice probably attends no more than five.
    Arthur Golden  --  Memoirs of a Geisha
  • apprentice = someone who works for an expert to learn a trade
  • You see, a geisha, unlike an apprentice, is available to a man for more than just pouring his tea, provided the terms are suitable.
    Arthur Golden  --  Memoirs of a Geisha
  • apprentice = someone who works for an expert to learn a trade
  • As an apprentice I was free to sit as quietly as an arrangement of flowers, if I wanted to; but I was determined not to let this opportunity pass.
    Arthur Golden  --  Memoirs of a Geisha
  • apprentice = someone who works for an expert to learn a trade
  • When she was satisfied that I understood her, she said: "Following your debut, you'll be an apprentice geisha until the age of eighteen."
    Arthur Golden  --  Memoirs of a Geisha
  • apprentice = someone who works for an expert to learn a trade
  • By the time a girl is finally ready to make her debut as an apprentice, she needs to have established a relationship with a more experienced geisha.
    Arthur Golden  --  Memoirs of a Geisha
  • apprentice = someone who works for an expert to learn a trade
  • I'm sure you've heard over and over that your job as an apprentice is to impress other geisha, since they're the ones who will help you in your career, and not to worry about what the men think.
    Arthur Golden  --  Memoirs of a Geisha
  • apprentice = someone who works for an expert to learn a trade
  • After two more years of parties and outings—all the while continuing with my studies and participating in dance performances whenever I could—I made the shift from being an apprentice to being a geisha.
    Arthur Golden  --  Memoirs of a Geisha
  • apprentice = someone who works for an expert to learn a trade
  • Encouraging apprentices to earn as much as possible helps shape them into the sort of geisha who will be most appreciated in Gion—that is to say, the ones who will earn a lot not only for themselves but for everyone else too.
    Arthur Golden  --  Memoirs of a Geisha
  • apprentices = someone who works for an expert to learn a trade
  • Every so often, some well-meaning geisha admonished me that as an apprentice, my responsibility—besides trying to look pretty—was to sit quietly and listen to conversations in the hopes of one day becoming a clever conversationalist myself.
    Arthur Golden  --  Memoirs of a Geisha
  • apprentice = someone who works for an expert to learn a trade
  • Geisha are expected to be discreet about the men they know; so you may be puzzled to hear that several years earlier while still an apprentice, I'd gone into a paper store one afternoon and bought a beautiful book of blank pages to begin keeping a diary about my life.
    Arthur Golden  --  Memoirs of a Geisha
  • apprentice = someone who works for an expert to learn a trade
  • Do you mean to say .... even when you were an apprentice, you knew that I was the man who'd spoken to you?
    Arthur Golden  --  Memoirs of a Geisha
  • When she did, he poured her a cup of sake, and turned his back on Hatsumomo as if she were just another adoring apprentice.
    Arthur Golden  --  Memoirs of a Geisha
  • Another night, a worriedlooking young apprentice named Naotsu, with a terrible underbite, was walking him to the toilet when he caught sight of me.
    Arthur Golden  --  Memoirs of a Geisha
  • Though if you were to see an apprentice and a geisha side by side, their collars would be the last thing you'd notice.
    Arthur Golden  --  Memoirs of a Geisha
  • We call this change "turning the collar," because an apprentice wears a red collar while a geisha wears a white one.
    Arthur Golden  --  Memoirs of a Geisha
  • After mizuage an apprentice wears her hair in a new style, and with a red silk band at the base of the pincushion bun, rather than a patterned one.
    Arthur Golden  --  Memoirs of a Geisha
  • I'm sure all apprentices feel changed by the experience of mizuage in much the same way I did.
    Arthur Golden  --  Memoirs of a Geisha
  • A few other apprentices and geisha were already peering out through carved slits in the sliding doors.
    Arthur Golden  --  Memoirs of a Geisha

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