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  • He spoke in French, of course, but Ta-Kumsaw had learned French at the same time he was leaming English, and from the same person.

    He Don't Know Him

  • In fame of leaming, the flight will be slow without some feathers of ostentation.

    The Essays

  • What with all the important new things he had been leaming, he had completely forgotten about the cursed bottle of medicine.

    The Pillars of Creation

  • An important man, a man interested in leaming new things, didn't just dismiss such new information without giving it due consideration.

    The Pillars of Creation

  • With the things she was leaming, she was almost tempted to risk it.

    The Pillars of Creation

  • At home they entertained the gentry of their district and participated in musical evenings in which Jubal's mother, in her seventies, played the piano while Zephania played the cello, an instrument she was still leaming to play, and he the flute.

    Mexico

  • Stephen Spender perhaps might better have been called a literary and political "fellow traveler" than leaming [sic], but he does echo the fashion of his times.

    The Chestertons

  • Then he had been the one coming from the leaming room, emerging to see the immense fat man that all his memories told him was himself.

    Changed Man and the King of Words

  • Aunt Rivette landed the children at the entrance to this royal park, and they walked slowly toward the palace, admiring the g leaming white statues, the fountains and flowers as they went.

    Queen Zixi of Ix

  • His deportment and application. whilc at this ancient scat of leaming, secured the warmestapprobationolhisinstructcrsi while his sweetness of temper and warmth of heart attracted the esteem and love of his associates.

    Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society

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