[ UK /ˌɛɹuːdˈɪʃən/ ]
[ US /ˌɛɹəˈdɪʃən/ ]
  1. profound scholarly knowledge
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How To Use erudition In A Sentence

  • Hmm... a bit of Googling produces this short book review by Charles Solomon, which has the line: "As an essayist, Didion lacks the hyaline profundity of Susan Sontag or the classical erudition of Marguerite Yourcenar ... Making Light: Open thread 136
  • The patronage (largely pontifical, but also royal and aristocratic) of the great sculptor-architect is the chief subject of Franco Mormando's lovingly researched "Bernini: His Life and His Rome," which, for all its splendid erudition, freely resorts to American common speech to characterize the sheer viciousness of the Baroque papal oligarchs and Bernini's own egomania (most famously characterized by his ordering a servant to slash the face of his unfaithful mistress, Costanza Bonarelli). The Heirloom City
  • The only way an Okie can achieve erudition is by innoculation! The Utah Exception
  • It is, of course, deliberately provocative and designed to tempt an unwitting Unionite into criticising his choice of closure before blinding him with the weight and depth of his erudition.
  • Tbe preceding extracls fufficiently manifeft this writer's waL It the fennel we do not find Efficient proofs of fuperiour judgment or erudition, to authorize our recommending his work to the attention of young clergymen as a guivte in their flu dies, rhef r clerical duty, or their peifonal conduit, home of the author's fuggtftiont may claim attention* particularly the letter on the compofitiori and delivery of fermons; but the general fubieel of tliefe letters has been much better treated by bUhop Burnet, archbifhop Seeker, Dr. Napletoa, and others. The Analytical Review, Or History of Literature, Domestic and Foreign, on an Enlarged Plan
  • A fair portion of contemporary poetry over-relies on self-reflexive irony, tonal detachment, and an often irritating allusive erudition.
  • But I'll wager that they and everyone else, from epicure to hunger activist, will soon be consulting these volumes as a quick route to erudition.
  • Consider whereabout thou art in Cebes's [25] table, or that old philosophical pinax [26] of the life of man: whether thou art yet in the road of uncertainties; whether thou hast yet entred the narrow gate, got up the hill and asperous way, which leadeth unto the house of sanity; or taken that purifying potion from the hand of sincere erudition, which may send thee clear and pure away unto a virtuous and happy life. Christian Morals
  • With an elocutionary erudition surpassing that of his friendly rival, conservative icon William F. Buckley Jr., Moynihan held forth with a staccato bravado -- that sometimes bordered on the comical -- punctuated by pregnant pauses, the result of a speech impediment and not, as Moynihan's political opponents sometimes suggested, a drinking problem. Michael Sigman: Pat Moynihan's Letters Illuminate an Extraordinary Life
  • Brown seeks to show, with impressive erudition and illuminating analyses of many works of art, how imagination can be a vehicle of truth that is more profound than bare recitals of historical fact.
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