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  • noun Plural form of art.

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  • noun studies intended to provide general knowledge and intellectual skills (rather than occupational or professional skills)


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  • Another theory which is a corollary to that of the limits of the arts, falls with them; that of the _union of the arts_.

    Aesthetic as Science of Expression and General Linguistic Benedetto Croce 1909

  • a list and 'muster-roll of the arts and sciences'; -- stopping to tell us plainly that he knows what he is about, and that he has not brought in '_these private and retired arts_,' with so much stress, and under so many heads, in connection with 'the principal and supreme sciences,' and _the mode of their tradition_, without having some occasion for it.

    The Philosophy of the Plays of Shakspere Unfolded Delia Bacon 1835

  • Bacon, who laid out the plan of a universal dictionary of sciences and arts _at a time when there were, so to speak, neither sciences nor arts_. "]

    The Eve of the French Revolution 1869

  • He graduated in arts from the University of Alberta, then enrolled in the university's law course where he won graduate fellowships that enabled him to take further degrees in law at the University of Toronto.

    Tax! Tax! Tax!—The Canadian Tax Scene 1967

  • An appreciation for the arts is also necessary, so immigrants will be required to sit regular written examinations on 'Coronation Street', 'Eastenders' (see above), 'X-Factor' and 'Britain's Got Talent'.

    Immigrants to 'Earn Citizenship' Dungeekin 2009

  • Its second function was as a placeholder, demonstrating the symbolic value of what we call the arts, rather than their full impact.

    A grand display Anne Midgette 2011

  • The question of how politics have been marginalised in relation to the arts is another matter altogether.

    Something concrete « Squares of Wheat 2009

  • Nathalie Jonas , who opened the Living Room, which she calls an "arts and wellness center" at 103 Main in June, says she and her boyfriend moved from Brooklyn to Cold Spring three years ago anticipating a quiet life of reading and cooking.

    Cold Spring Adds to Mix of Shops Melanie Lefkowitz 2011

  • The greatest of the arts is the conquering of men.

    CHAPTER III 2010

  • An appreciation for the arts is also necessary, so immigrants will be required to sit regular written examinations on 'Coronation Street', 'Eastenders' (see above), 'X-Factor' and 'Britain's Got Talent'.

    Archive 2009-01-01 Dungeekin 2009


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  • A comedian once described the southern city of Melbourne - a city with a few airs and graces about its cultural life, but not as pretty as grand rival Sydney noted for its harbour and iconic architecture - as "the arts end of Australia". I can't remember who said it, although it's the kind of thing that Sir Les Patterson might have said. Now the phrase is being recycled for other locales.

    November 22, 2007

  • Ha! took me a minute. That's cute! Arts end...

    November 22, 2007

  • It works with Australian pronounciation. Try applying a nosepeg, then twisting your mouth sideways so the odd word can escape but flies can't get in.

    November 22, 2007

  • There's a friend of mine from Yugoslavia who, though he arrived in Australia 30 years ago, never learned the language very well. One of his favourite expressions is "shove it up your arse" but the way he says it has it sounding like "shovel him up the arts". Ouch.

    November 22, 2007

  • Hey bilby... I was in Australia a million years ago. Do people there still say "whatever you reckon" all the time?

    November 22, 2007

  • I reckon they do.

    November 22, 2007

  • Good. I was really afraid that would fall out of fashion.

    November 22, 2007