- n. Plural form of rudiment.
- n. a statement of fundamental facts or principles
“But how little would what are commonly called the rudiments of education, add to their qualifications as laborers?”
“Just because it is set on flat, not upright: and learned men will tell you that those two flukes are the "rudiments" -- that is, either the beginning, or more likely the last remains -- of two hind feet.”
“In these free schools the teacher was, apparently, the priest of the town or village, and, as far as we can judge, the curriculum composed what may be called the rudiments of general education, with an elementary course in Christian Doctrine.”
“Hobbes, Thomas, 1588-1679Philosophicall rudiments concerning government and society.”
“But, because the first _tasks of learners ought to be little and single_, we have filled this first book of training one up to see a thing of himself, with nothing but rudiments, that is, with the chief of things and words, or with the grounds of the whole world, and the whole language, and of all our understanding about things.”
“Perhaps, beyond some kind of rudiments, they never would.”
“Jean Mabillon, then parish priest at Neufville, by whom he was well instructed in the "rudiments", and from whom he received a donation to enable him to continue his studies.”
“In this school many have been taught the "rudiments," and so the average intelligence has increased.”
“My intention was only to furnish a kind of rudiments, by which those who feel some interest in religion might be trained to true godliness.”
“It was about studies and lessons, dealing with the rudiments of knowledge, and the schoolboyish tone of it conflicted with the big things that were stirring in him - with the grip upon life that was even then crooking his fingers like eagle's talons, with the cosmic thrills that made him ache, and with the inchoate consciousness of mastery of it all.”
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