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  • noun Knowledge acquired from reading books, as opposed to knowledge gained through experience or feeling; theoretical or academic knowledge as opposed to practical or common-sensical knowledge.

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Examples

  • Many local friends/acquaintenances generally didn't have much 'book-learning' past six grade.

    Specifics vs. description

  • Many local friends/acquaintenances generally didn't have much 'book-learning' past six grade.

    Specifics vs. description

  • Though politicians gnash their teeth and cry anathema, and man, whose superficial book-learning is vitiated by crystallised prejudice, assures us that civilisation will go to smash, the trend of society, to-day, the world over, is toward socialism.

    THE HUMAN DRIFT

  • America should be building, rather, on our unique strengths, focusing our main efforts and resources not on book-learning from the past and standardized testing, but on stimulating the passion and creativity of all our young people and honing our well-deserved reputation for ingenuity and entrepreneurship.

    Marc Prensky: The Reformers Are Leaving Our Schools in the 20th Century

  • Many local friends/acquaintenances generally didn't have much 'book-learning' past six grade.

    Specifics vs. description

  • Many local friends/acquaintenances generally didn't have much 'book-learning' past six grade.

    Specifics vs. description

  • Many local friends/acquaintenances generally didn't have much 'book-learning' past six grade.

    Specifics vs. description

  • Many local friends/acquaintenances generally didn't have much 'book-learning' past six grade.

    Specifics vs. description

  • Many local friends/acquaintenances generally didn't have much 'book-learning' past six grade.

    Specifics vs. description

  • America should be building, rather, on our unique strengths, focusing our main efforts and resources not on book-learning from the past and standardized testing, but on stimulating the passion and creativity of all our young people and honing our well-deserved reputation for ingenuity and entrepreneurship.

    Marc Prensky: The Reformers Are Leaving Our Schools in the 20th Century

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