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
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  • 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.
  • Sed cum scriptoribus iam dictis, viris alioqui spectat� eruditionis et preclari nominis, qui tamen h鎐 ita inconsiderat� scriptis suis interseruerunt, actionis finis esto. The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation
  • his vast and versatile erudition
  • Consider whereabouts thou art in Cebe's [III. 14] table, or that old philosophical pinax [III. 15] of the life of man; whether thou art still in the road of uncertainties; whether thou hast yet entered 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. Religio Medici, Hydriotaphia, and the Letter to a Friend
  • Some 1,800 of his sayings are collected here, most of them expressive of his wit and erudition.
  • Those that knew Levis as a friend, colleague, or teacher sometimes found it puzzling to try to reconcile the good humor, whimsy, and carelessness of the man with the artfulness, erudition, cunning, and darkness of his poetry.
  • The Fried Henderson is an approach to problem solving rooted in erudition, experience and a love of World of Warcraft. The Fried Henderson and the value of being clever | FactoryCity
  • Medicine can no longer reproach me with being unfaithful: I've paid a proper tribute to erudition, and to what old writers call pedantry.
  • Littré, the Learned, who in erudition was né coiffé, has missed this obvious derivation. The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night
  • All contributors bring erudition and experience to their subjects. The Times Literary Supplement
  • With an elocutionary erudition surpassing that of his friendly rival, conservative icon William F. Buckley Jr., Michael Sigman: Pat Moynihan's Letters Illuminate an Extraordinary Life
  • Read them years later in wonder at their erudition and pellucid prose.
  • Aquila In nubibus Imperator literatorum, columen literarum, abyssus eruditionis, ocellus Europae, Scaliger. Anatomy of Melancholy
  • This lack of self (not one illustration is of the author) does have the advantage of lending credibility; and with no heroics or intrusive personal antics, and certainly none of the backpackers 'dreaded "inner journey", Jacobs's unmannered style and easy erudition is a delight. Andes by Michael Jacobs
  • Anyone wishing a general introduction to this fascinating period and one which is told with erudition and understanding should look no further.
  • Reading deliberately undertaken -- what may be called volitional reading -- is no more reading than erudition is culture. The Vice of Reading
  • In addition to the vernaculars of her own blood kin, Oreo can also claim fluency in the salty street talk of hustlers, pimps, and prostitutes, as well as the obscure erudition of cranky scholars.
  • Or, to put it as some aspiring writers might: without embroiling us in superfluous polysemousness, it must be averred that the aesthetic propensities of a vainglorious tome toward prolixity or indeed even the pseudo-pragmatic co-optation — as by droit du seigneur — of an antiquitarian lexis, whilst purportedly an amendment to the erudition of said opuscule and arguably consanguinean (metaphorically speaking) and perhaps even existentially bound up with its literary apprizal, can all too facilely directionize in the azimuth of fustian grandiloquence or unmanacle unpurposed (or even dystelelogical) consequences on a pith and/or douceur de vivre level vis-à-vis even the most pansophic reader. Author! Author! » 2010 » August
  • He deployed the erudition that made his work a source-book of historical and religious criticism in a humane and enquiring spirit, impatient of credulity, superstition, and intolerance.
  • He possessed great erudition and piety, was of a most mild and tranquil disposition, and of a calm and benignant temper.
  • Sed cum scriptoribus iam dictis, viris alioqui spectatæ eruditionis et preclari nominis, qui tamen hæc ita inconsideratè scriptis suis interseruerunt, actionis finis esto. A briefe commentarie of Island, by Arngrimus Ionas
  • For those geographers who considered it a monument to Semple's scholarship and erudition, it was seen as a manifesto for a scientific approach to geographical research.
  • He finds “misuse of the offending term attributable to spurious erudition on the part of the writers combined with scientific illiteracy on the part of copy editors.” The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time
  • In fact, the idea of listening to a bunch of pompous professionals congratulating themselves on their own erudition seems marginally less appealing than poking myself in the eye with a red-hot skewer.
  • This book remains an invaluable source of humanist erudition, but failed to convey the intellectual and visual excitement experienced by the discoverers and adapters of that knowledge.
  • Think of the etiquette of gambling casinos on display in the James Bond series or the erudition about everything from campanology to advertising agencies in Dorothy Sayers's Peter Wimsey books.
  • Written with erudition and firm, if sometimes quirky, opinion, the book is interlarded with humor and acerbic comment.
  • I'm fairly confident that the vast majority of my fellow Americans know the word, if at all, only as a part of some weird British institutions; "privy to" is a highfaluting phrase over here and would be used only as a show of erudition, and even those who know the phrase would I suspect be unable to tell you what exactly "privy" means. languagehat.com: TRANSLATION PROBLEMS.
  • All contributors bring erudition and experience to their subjects. The Times Literary Supplement
  • For erudition and enthusiasm, the roster of academic heavyweights who sail on the Minerva is hard to beat. Times, Sunday Times
  • We've always known that jockeys and footballers make lousy tipsters, but what of that timeless font of sporting knowledge and erudition, sportswriters?
  • To common people, impressed by his learning, erudition and experience, all this looks puzzling.
  • Pauli Freheri Theatrum virorum Eruditione clarorum. Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society
  • The poems show his erudition to be wide, his historical knowledge sometimes esoteric.
  • Ridley's erudition, for me, often muddles his message.
  • It combines erudition and caustic humour and keeps up a cracking pace. Times, Sunday Times
  • Consider whereabouts thou art in Cebe’s14 table, or that old philosophical pinax15 of the life of man; whether thou art still in the road of uncertainties; whether thou hast yet entered 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. Letter to a Friend
  • It was an assured display of political and cultural erudition, a depth of knowledge of the past in all its social and ethical forms.
  • Inscriptions in both French and Latin were composed by the Petite Academie, a committee of savants that advised the Batiments du Roi on matters of allegory and erudition.
  • Christian Pederson, Canon of Lund, whom he compliments as a lover of letters, antiquary, and patriot, and urges to edit and publish "tam divinum latinae eruditionis culmen et splendorem Saxonem nostrum". The Danish History, Books I-IX
  • His Masonic erudition is about as great and as little as his proficiency in Kabbalah; he quotes Carlyle as "an authority," applies the term orthodox to French Freemasonry exclusively, whereas the developments of the Fraternity in France have always had a heterodox complexion, while his tripartite classification of the 33 degrees of that rite and of the Devil-Worship in France or The Question of Lucifer
  • She can speak on any subject with such charm, clarity, crispness and conviction that her audiences are just hypnotised by her erudition and elegant eloquence.
  • He looked longingly at my well-printed copy of Byron; but what impressed him most was my little collection of law books, especially Folkard's fat "Law of Libel," which he regarded with the awe and veneration of a bibliolater, suddenly confronting a gigantic mystery of erudition. Prisoner for Blasphemy
  • And your comments have been made with intelligence, humour and erudition. Times, Sunday Times
  • Both exemplify the autodidactic combination of total conviction, terrifying erudition and occasional utter idiocy that so fascinates me, despite being decidedly over-educated.
  • It combines erudition and caustic humour and keeps up a cracking pace. Times, Sunday Times
  • For a man of his scholarly stature and erudition, it is astonishing to note that he was an autodidact in theology and had never earned a theological degree in the strict sense.
  • This eloquent, humane and balanced book wears its erudition lightly. The Times Literary Supplement
  • It's meant to lend a spirit of Everyman inquiry and thoughtful erudition to the proceedings.
  • Or, to put it as some aspiring writers might: without embroiling us in superfluous polysemousness, it must be averred that the aesthetic propensities of a vainglorious tome toward prolixity or indeed even the pseudo-pragmatic co-optation — as by droit du seigneur — of an antiquitarian lexis, whilst purportedly an amendment to the erudition of said opuscule and arguably consanguinean (metaphorically speaking) and perhaps even existentially bound up with its literary apprizal, can all too facilely directionize in the azimuth of fustian grandiloquence or unmanacle unpurposed (or even dystelelogical) consequences on a pith and/or douceur de vivre level vis-à-vis even the most pansophic reader. Author! Author! » 2010 » August
  • Consider whereabout thou art in Cebes 'table, or that old philosophical pinax of the life of man: whether thou art yet in the road of uncertainties; whether thou hast yet entered 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.' Sir Thomas Browne and his 'Religio Medici' an Appreciation
  • Even a proposal couldn't make his relationship work and he quit dissolutely in the erudition that there was too much love and too much hate.
  • His erudition was apparently endless.
  • It was always a pleasure to appear before a man of such charm and erudition. Times, Sunday Times
  • And what happens when your textualist/originalist not only lacks the staggering erudition the terms evoke, but turns out to be a present-minded historian with a taste for Humpty Dumpty, declaring words to mean precisely what he intends them tomean? The Volokh Conspiracy » Debating Textualism
  • Happiness saps me of the will to write, because there are plenty of other things that I could be doing, like frolicking merrily through forests, mountain biking, or charming people with my wit and erudition.
  • It was always a pleasure to appear before a man of such charm and erudition. Times, Sunday Times
  • She was not known for particular wit or erudition, but there was no reason to suppose that she would not drift comfortably through life. Times, Sunday Times
  • He has an apartness and an erudition that is easy to cast as aloofness.
  • This text crackles with humour, erudition and wisdom. Times, Sunday Times
  • He was a good friend, whose wit and erudition will be greatly missed. Times, Sunday Times
  • This eloquent, humane and balanced book wears its erudition lightly. The Times Literary Supplement
  • The erudition is dexterously deployed, with a heartening leaven of demotic obscenity. Cassocks and Codpieces
  • His erudition was apparently endless.
  • She was not known for particular wit or erudition, but there was no reason to suppose that she would not drift comfortably through life. Times, Sunday Times
  • ChadLove: I have always lived under the impression that erudition is inocculated at birth in Oklahoma hospitals. The Utah Exception
  • All contributors bring erudition and experience to their subjects. The Times Literary Supplement
  • I expected a certain erudition, a certain level of scholarship and I have not found it. Where is the Wisdom? « So Many Books
  • Inueniens tandem quod longo qu鎠ierat labore, in Italiam et Galliam est reuersus vbi ob insignem eruditionem, Carolo Caluo, et postea Ludouico Balbo acceptus, Dionysij Areopagit� libros de coelesti Hierarchia, ex The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation
  • Jerome is a, more learned exegetist, better equipped in respect of Scriptural erudition; he is even purer in his style; but, despite his impetuous ardour, he is less animated, less striking, than his correspondent of Hippo. The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 2: Assizes-Browne
  • Goldstein brings together the fruit of extensive research and massive erudition in multiple disciplines, wielding the tools of source, genre, redaction, and textual criticism with masterful force.
  • For a wider audience interested in the origins of Christian catechesis, canon law, and liturgy, this no-nonsense work of historical erudition is an important place to begin and to frequent.
  • Sometimes the aformentioned erudition is daunting -- I know I'm missing some aspects ... Simple Meme: What Book Are You Reading Now?
  • The septuagenarian was tall, with aquiline good looks, and a charm backed by erudition.
  • The word "okay" is similarly over-used considering the desire of the authors to demonstrate the scholarly erudition of their characters. Reader reviews of The Rule of Four by Ian Caldwell and .
  • A fair portion of contemporary poetry over-relies on self-reflexive irony, tonal detachment, and an often irritating allusive erudition.
  • Written with erudition and firm, if sometimes quirky, opinion, the book is interlarded with humor and acerbic comment.
  • It would be easy to add exceptions to the limitary tone of English thought, and much more easy to adduce examples of excellence particular veins: and if, going out of the region of dogma, we pass into that of general culture, there is no end of the graces and amenities, wit, sensibility, and erudition, of the learned class. XIV. English Traits. Literature
  • Considerable information exists in pedagogical literature (such as Vincent of Beauvais's De eruditione filiorum nobilium [ed. by A. Steiner, Cambridge, Mass., 1938]), but this genre generally does not discuss the uniqueness of childhood as clearly as the literatures discussed above. A Tender Age: Cultural Anxieties over the Child in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries
  • For people so skilled in erudition, none of them seem to really be able to articulate why any of this activity is important to them. Current Movie Reviews, Independent Movies - Film Threat
  • John Barth is known as the procreator of sacred monsters ” strange hybrid creatures endowed with attributes that display his erudition, gift for mimicry, and perversity, in almost equal proportions. Tripping the Not-So-Light Fantastic
  • Erudition, when it is humane, and even when it is merely academic, has, at any rate, always that disinterestedness which is essential alike to science and art. Personality in Literature
  • I suspect that much of their puerile resentment stems from their inability to comprehend, let alone match, the erudition, wit, and urbanity of the Professor.
  • a grammarian and a grammatist, applying the former term to men of real erudition, the latter to those whose pretensions to learning are moderate; and this opinion Orbilius supports by examples. De vita Caesarum
  • Otherwise he will be forever doomed to be the victim of his own erudition.
  • It combines erudition and caustic humour and keeps up a cracking pace. Times, Sunday Times
  • Just hope that abstruseness may be mistaken for erudition.
  • He was a brave and energetic traveller, an art historian of astonishing erudition, and a profoundly perceptive connoisseur of civilisations.
  • Or, to put it as some aspiring writers might: without embroiling us in superfluous polysemousness, it must be averred that the aesthetic propensities of a vainglorious tome toward prolixity or indeed even the pseudo-pragmatic co-optation — as by droit du seigneur — of an antiquitarian lexis, whilst purportedly an amendment to the erudition of said opuscule and arguably consanguinean (metaphorically speaking) and perhaps even existentially bound up with its literary apprizal, can all too facilely directionize in the azimuth of fustian grandiloquence or unmanacle unpurposed (or even dystelelogical) consequences on a pith and/or douceur de vivre level vis-à-vis even the most pansophic reader. Author! Author! » Blog Archive » Speaking of dialogue revision, part VI: and then there’s the fine art of doing it right, or, love, agent-style
  • Though not written by scholars, they engaged with a work of history in ways that exposed the interesting features of a book and displayed the erudition and style of the reviewer.
  • I assume visitors will be impressed by this pulpwood paean to erudition, and will treat me accordingly. Seth Shostak: Burn the Bookcases!
  • He showed that none of that class has either depth, ardor, or sincerity; that, their intellectual culture being slight and their erudition a simple varnish, they must remain, in short, manikins who produce the effect and make the gesture of the enlightened beings that they are not. Strong as Death
  • I have purposed to avoid all exuberant ornaments of style, all pompous parade of erudition, and contented myself with a plain diction, and a strict laconism. A Guide for the Religious Instruction of Jewish Youth
  • It's difficult in the space of just 125 words to summon whimsy, erudition, truth and humour, while at the same time getting under the skin of your reader, but Williams manages it there.
  • As a small tenant farmer's son he was on a level with the daughter of a country doctor, and as a highly-educated man with a university training and with some kind of professional career before him he might, in erudition-loving Scotland, have claimed admission to the highest social order next to the landed gentry. New Letters and Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle
  • (Aegis, 21 October 1895) is a haunted house tale concerning Chaldean necromancy, psychic forces, and astral forms being discussed with exhausting erudition by Damon Van Buster, somebody called "Pythias," and George and Fred (no last names), the latter a medical student "deep in Gray's Anatomy. The woe of an aspiring genius.

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