from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A school which is held at night, especially for those who cannot attend a day-school.


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  • The atmosphere of purposeful endeavor was like what you might find at a night-school business class of aspiring franchisees.


  • They run into a group of trainee monster hunters who are more inclined to eliminate eligible night-school students than educate them.

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  • Why would anyone want to read a body of work that can be reduced to this sort of night-school existentialism?

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  • She was taking night-school English lessons and going to lectures and classes, and she could feel her mind opening up, her dreams opening up, her future opening up.


  • For this 1978 comedy, Ms. Rivers took as her melodramatic premise the plight of Billy Crystal, in his first movie role, as a hapless night-school instructor who becomes the world's first pregnant man.

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  • They might resist learning — group leader Jeff Joel McHale recently griped, during the wacky conspiracy-theory night-school farce, "I feel like someone is trying to teach me something!"

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  • Now she was working in a bank in Boston and taking a night-school course in poetry.

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  • These centers offered night-school classes in literature, music, economics, and public policy.

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  • Pam had a night-school degree from the University of Houston, but she spoke little of her background or her private life and gave others the sense they should not intrude upon it.

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  • I cannot say I think such a sense of humor is a characteristic or an outlook on life that can be acquired in a night-school course or at the urging of a political consultant.

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