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apprentice
used in Middlemarch

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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
  • And if Rosamond will not mind, I shall take an apprentice.
    Book 7 — Two Temptations (82% in)
  • His father, a military man, had made but little provision for three children, and when the boy Tertius asked to have a medical education, it seemed easier to his guardians to grant his request by apprenticing him to a country practitioner than to make any objections on the score of family dignity.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (19% in)
  • He would take a great deal of pains about apprenticing Tegg the shoemaker's son, and he would watch over Tegg's church-going; he would defend Mrs. Strype the washerwoman against Stubbs's unjust exaction on the score of her drying-ground, and he would himself-scrutinize a calumny against Mrs. Strype.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (32% in)
  • But boys cannot well be apprenticed ultimately: they should be apprenticed at fifteen.
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (23% in)
  • But boys cannot well be apprenticed ultimately: they should be apprenticed at fifteen.
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (23% in)
  • "I wanted to ask you, Mary—don't you think that Mr. Featherstone—if you were to tell him—tell him, I mean, about apprenticing Alfred—would advance the money?"
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (28% in)

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