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schoolmasterish

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  • Institutions are no place for frolicking, and I mean that not in a stern schoolmasterish way, but rather as a fairly pedestrian observation about how institutions work.

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • When he spoke it was in the schoolmasterish manner that he sometimes affected.

    Archive 2009-04-12

  • Peter Fraser-MacKenzie was not at all intimidated by the schoolmasterish official portrait of President, Robert Mugabe, that hanged in the small village post office.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • They still find it difficult to relate to the low-key, at times schoolmasterish, rhetoric of the African National Congress (ANC) leader.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • But of course he wasn't: he was a slender, schoolmasterish young man, old beyond his years and serious almost to the point of eccentricity, judging by his conversation so far.

    The Alamut Ambush

  • 'You ought not to go out in this weather without wearing galoshes, gentlemen,' Philip Philipovich interrupted in a schoolmasterish voice.

    The Heart Of A Dog

  • “Come down, my boy,” he said in the slightly schoolmasterish tone he always used when he wanted something done quickly.

    The Tiger in the Smoke

  • The words were schoolmasterish and would have been dead wrong coming from anyone except Chase.

    A Question of Courage

  • He sounded as schoolmasterish as ever, but there was a sickly smile on his face, and the gray-green look was gone.

    A Question of Courage

  • "No, but I must keep up a little dignity," said Morten, assuming a funny, schoolmasterish expression.

    Pelle the Conqueror — Volume 04

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