- n. The role or position of headmaster.
- n. the position of headmaster
- headmaster + -ship (Wiktionary)
““In my fifth decade of headmastership, the board of trustees agreed that it might be best if I stepped down to allow another highly qualified candidate to take over the reverent position.””
“In fact, he had applied for the headmastership of Knightley Academy when their grand chevalier announced he would be retiring just after his eighty-second birthday.”
“During his headmastership its reputation greatly increased, and in the standard of its scholarship it stood as high as any other public school in England.”
“In 1667, after taking orders, he was appointed by Roger Boyle, first Lord Orrery, to the headmastership of a school recently established by that nobleman at”
“But he is an exception; and besides, he did not stop an assistant master long; he got a headmastership pretty soon.”
“William Woodford, of Caroline and accepted the headmastership of Rappahannock Academy, which position he filled with distinction for three years.”
“After more than twenty-five years 'service as headmaster of the school at a meagre salary of £400 a year, he was about to be dismissed; the number of scholars had been declining steadily and a change in the headmastership thought necessary; there was no suggestion of his receiving any kind of pension.”
“IN 1827 the headmastership of Rugby school fell vacant, and it became necessary for the twelve trustees, noblemen and gentlemen of Warwickshire, to appoint a successor to the post.”
“In the earlier years of his headmastership Dr. Arnold had to face a good deal of opposition.”
“Quite unaware of the trend of his younger son's genius, Captain Borrow obtained for him a free-scholarship at the Grammar School, then under the headmastership of the Rev. Edward Valpy, B.D., whose principal claims to fame are his severity, his having flogged the conqueror of the "Flaming Tinman," and his destruction of the School Records of Admission, which dated back to the Sixteenth Century.”
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