Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of schoolyard.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • We are seeing literally hundreds of incidents around the country -- from cross-burnings to death threats to effigies hanging to confrontations in schoolyards, and it's quite remarkable.

    Klan Takes $2.5 Million Dollar Beating

  • “We’ve seen everything from cross burnings on lawns of interracial couples to effigies of Obama hanging from nooses to unpleasant exchanges in schoolyards,” said Mark Potok, director of the Intelligence Project at the Southern Poverty Law Center, based in Montgomery, Ala.

    Hate incidents in U.S. surge

  • In an age when organized dodgeball tournaments have become commonplace and curling is an Olympic sport, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that a game known nearly universally in schoolyards around the world has caught on.

    No, this isn’t a gag

  • This vulnerability to feeling threatened has effects at many levels, ranging from individuals, couples, and families, to schoolyards, organizations and nations.

    Rick Hanson, Ph.D.: Confronting the Negativity Bias

  • But joyous children (and their dogs) are everywhere: tearing through the maze of alleys, clomping through puddles, singing with delight in their cheap, tidy school clothes in their cement (again treeless) schoolyards, and playing in grimy streets under the watchful eyes of worn-out mothers who sit on their well-scrubbed front steps in their threadbare frocks.

    Intimate History

  • Even without rights, courageous whistleblowers have forced the withdrawal of dangerous prescription drugs such as Vioxx, whose 50,000 victims rivaled America's casualties in the Vietnam War; shut down toxic incinerators burning dioxin, arsenic and other poisons next to churches and schoolyards; prevented countless food poisoning epidemics at the hands of a deregulated government inspection regime; and abated nuclear power plant accidents and massive releases of radiation into urban water supplies.

    Tarek Maassarani: Corporate Whistleblowers Gain Legal Rights, But Remain a Wasted Asset

  • Variations on this are supposed to be happening every day, twice a day, in the nation's schoolyards, but I don't think so.

    Save me from these silly school run myths | Barbara Ellen

  • Because I've stood in several schoolyards over the years and seen nothing but mildly yawning, amiable mums, some on their way to work, others heading for gym and home.

    Save me from these silly school run myths | Barbara Ellen

  • Films like "Waiting for 'Superman'" and "Race to Nowhere" recently have brought the discussion of education out of the schoolyards and into the boardrooms of our nation.

    Rocco Staino: Developing Buzz and Cultivating Readers (VIDEO)

  • But parents and teachers worry that today's schoolyards boast more bullies, and that these bullies are becoming more vicious.

    Darell Hammond: Is Bullying Getting Worse? Four Preventative Actions for Parents & Schools

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