book-knowledge love

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Knowledge gained by reading books, in distinction from that obtained through observation and experience.

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Examples

  • To the three R's his mother taught him by camp-fire and candle-light, he had added a somewhat miscellaneous book-knowledge; but he was not burdened with what he had gathered.

    CHAPTER 5

  • But she finds that book-knowledge does not make her popular or successful socially.

    Archive 2008-11-01

  • Recognition of the bi-polar affect aroused by his reading underscores the otherness that inhabits the world of books and the sense of alienation that access to book-knowledge often elicits.

    Attached to Reading: Mary Shelley's Psychical Reality

  • I have known her since she was a mite, with a fat, solemn dumpling of a face … Her parents are of the good old conservative type, not believing in overmuch book-knowledge for a girl, and with an eye to a good husband and mother-in-law for the child.

    CHINA

  • I hope for some kind of osmosis to take place where book-knowledge transfers itself into my waiting brain while I am asleep.

    Bookguilt

  • And if I don't read them, I hope for some kind of osmosis to take place where book-knowledge transfers itself into my waiting brain while I am asleep.

    Archive 2005-02-01

  • Your peculiarities in chess-playing, the pronunciation papa noticed in your Latin, your odd mixture of book-knowledge with ignorance of ordinary social accomplishments, are accounted for in

    A Pair of Blue Eyes

  • Isak apparently thought it better for men to grow up without book-knowledge, from the way he dealt with his boys.

    The Growth of the Soil

  • He growled a little at me and demanded, "Prithee, how comes it your peewit-brain bears such a ballast of fusty book-knowledge, chit?"

    No Great Magic

  • Let her once be at home here, and be introduced to society, and her desire for book-knowledge will not trouble her much.

    Godey's Lady's Book, Vol. 42, January, 1851

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