fellow-commoner love



from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun l. One who has the same right of common.
  • noun In Cambridge University, England, one who dines with the fellows.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A student at Cambridge University, England, who commons, or dines, at the Fellow's table.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun UK A student at Cambridge University who commons, or dines, at the Fellows' table.


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  • A dunce he always was, it is true; for learning cannot be acquired by leaving school and entering at college as a fellow-commoner; but he was now

    The History of Pendennis

  • For if the victuals be not good, men may let them alone, or if the wine be bad, men may use water; but for a weak-brained, impertinent, unmannerly, shallow fellow-commoner there is no cure; he mars all the mirth and music, and spoils the best entertainment in the world.

    Essays and Miscellanies

  • At length, my schemes being ripe, I met him (with the full intention that this meeting should be final and decisive) at the chambers of a fellow-commoner (Mr. Preston) equally intimate with both, but who, to do him justice, entertained not even a remote suspicion of my design.

    Selections from Poe

  • I dare not say that it was a piece of Working-Men's College good-fellowship, -- but, led either by that or by English hospitality, one of the gentlemen who officiated, to whom I had introduced myself with no privilege but that of a "fellow-commoner" at the College, not only showed me every courtesy there, but afterwards offered me every service which could facilitate my objects in London.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 08, No. 45, July, 1861

  • At an early age he entered St. Catherine's Hall, Cambridge, as a fellow-commoner.

    Bacon's Rebellion, 1676

  • St. John's College, Cambridge, of which he became a fellow-commoner about 1776 or 1777.

    Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 6 of 8 A series of pen and pencil sketches of the lives of more than 200 of the most prominent personages in History

  • A fellow-commoner of his time had, like himself, come again to Cambridge, arriving thither by a different road.

    The Lady of Loyalty House A Novel

  • This fellow-commoner was now the member in Parliament for Cambridge, had buckled a soldier's baldric over a farmer's coat, had carried things with a high hand in the ancient collegiate city, had made himself greatly liked by these, greatly disliked by those.

    The Lady of Loyalty House A Novel

  • This likeness was taken when he was a fellow-commoner at St. John's College, Cambridge, and before the growth of that blue beard which was the ornament of his manhood, and a part of which now formed a beautiful blue neck-chain for his bereaved wife.

    Stories of Comedy

  • In 1753 he was admitted a fellow-commoner of King's College, Cambridge, but left the University without taking a degree.

    English Book Collectors


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