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  • adj. Profoundly book- learned.

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Examples

  • Read Graham Greene on a boat trip to Tabasco in 1938; or our musings in May 1881 on 'the pleasure that women derive from their clothes', when we asked: 'Why do pale-faced brown-haired women wear the deep-read and orange hues which can "go" only with the olive and pomegranate tints, and the blue-black hair of the south?'

    Introducing the 180th anniversary issue

  • The average theologue is deep-read in Hebrew Scripture, but ignorant of the A B C of the tongue in which is written the Bible of man's soul.

    The Joys of Being a Woman and Other Papers

  • This was singular enough, and formed a very ludicrous contrast with the learned and deep-read tone of his conversation; but another peculiarity, still more striking, belonged to him.

    Charles O'Malley — Volume 1

  • I had frequently observed the barrenness and uniformity of connubial conversation, and therefore thought highly of my own prudence and discernment, when I selected from a multitude of wealthy beauties, the deep-read Misothea, who declared herself the inexorable enemy of ignorant pertness, and puerile levity; and scarcely condescended to make tea, but for the linguist, the geometrician, the astronomer, or the poet.

    The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 03 The Rambler, Volume II

  • Democratic House candidate Travis Childers -- whose special election tomorrow in Mississippi is being closely watched by national strategists in both parties as a test case for Dems trying to make headway in deep-read districts -- has come up with an interesting way to give some attention to high fuel prices: Holding a campaign event at a gas station, promising up to ten gallons at only $1.25 per gallon to the first 50 motorists to come by and talk with the candidate.

    Can Gas Prices Help Dems Win House Races? Sure, As Long As Dems Do The Buying

  • I weigh my words well when I assert that the man who should know the true history of the bit of chalk which every carpenter carries about in his breeches pocket, tho ignorant of all other history, is likely, if he will think his knowledge out to its ultimate results, to have a truer and therefore a better conception of this wonderful universe, and of man's relation to it, than the most learned student who is deep-read in the records of humanity and ignorant of those of Nature.

    The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to Prose, Vol. VI (of X)—Great Britain and Ireland IV

  • I weigh my words well when I assert, that the man who should know the true history of the bit of chalk which every carpenter carries about in his breeches 'pocket, though ignorant of all other history, is likely, if he will think his knowledge out to its ultimate results, to have a truer, and therefore a better, conception of this wonderful universe, and of man's relation to it, than the most learned student who is deep-read in the records of humanity and ignorant of those of nature.

    Young Folks' Library, Volume XI (of 20) Wonders of Earth, Sea and Sky

  • I weigh my words well when I assert, that the man who should know the true history of the bit of chalk which every carpenter carries about in his breeches-pocket, though ignorant of all other history, is likely, if he will think his knowledge out to its ultimate results, to have a truer, and therefore a better, conception of this wonderful universe, and of man's relation to it, than the most learned student who is deep-read in the records of humanity and ignorant of those of Nature.

    Lay Sermons, Addresses and Reviews

  • a brave poetical fiction, of fine words -- and he was deep-read in

    The Spirit of the Age Contemporary Portraits

  • On the other hand, it has been said “that Colonel Burr was not a deep-read lawyer; that he showed himself abundantly conversant with the general knowledge of the profession, and that he was skilful in suggesting doubts and questions; but that he exhibited no indications of a fondness for the science, nor of researches into its abstruse doctrines; that he seemed, indeed, to hold it and its administration in slight estimation.

    Memoirs of Aaron Burr

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