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erudite
used in The Mill on the Floss

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having or showing deep scholarly knowledge
  • ...to be on the foundation of a grammar-school as yet unvisited by commissioners, where two or three boys could have, all to themselves, the advantages of a large and lofty building, together with a head-master, toothless, dim-eyed and deaf, whose erudite indistinctness and inattention were engrossed by them at the rate of three hundred pounds a-head,—a ripe scholar, doubtless, when first appointed; but all ripeness beneath the sun has a further stage less esteemed in the market.
    2.4 -- Book 2 Chapter 4 -- "The Young Idea" (29% in)

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