from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The time of life during which children attend school; time passed at school.


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  • The researchers suggested that eating habits learned and practiced at home swamp the effects of school snacks and, what's more, that regimented school-days limit students' opportunities to go back for seconds and thirds.

    Week in Ideas: Christopher Shea

  • I was told in my school-days that ice melts at about +32º.

    The South Pole~ A Day at Framheim

  • We all remember from our school-days what a fine string of rules had to be committed to and kept in memory, before we were able to scan a Latin or Greek verse without breaking its neck by tripping over false quantities.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Unformed suspicions to a similar effect had sometimes passed through my mind in my earlier school-days, and had always caused me great distress; for they were worldly in their nature, and wide, very wide, of the spirit that had drawn me from Sylvia.

    George Silvermans's Explanation

  • I reviewed his school-days and his early manhood, and his first encounter with love, very much as one might review the proceedings of an ant in the sand.

    First Men in the Moon

  • From our school-days we have been taught to admire it.

    The History of Pendennis

  • I have always had a regard for dunces; — those of my own school-days were amongst the pleasantest of the fellows, and have turned out by no means the dullest in life; whereas many a youth who could turn off Latin hexameters by the yard, and construe Greek quite glibly, is no better than a feeble prig now, with not a pennyworth more brains than were in his head before his beard grew.

    Dr. Birch and his young friends

  • Nothing more was heard of Attwood for some years; a tailor one day came down to C — —, who had made clothes for Jack in his school-days, and furnished him with regimentals: he produced a long bill for one hundred and twenty pounds and upwards, and asked where news might be had of his customer.

    The Paris Sketch Book

  • He plunged at once into conversation, talking the Dutch of Holland, which Peter, who had forgotten his school-days, found a bit hard to follow.


  • He said it for her; she took it from him; she found lively excitement in the pleasure of making his language her own: she asked for further indulgence; all the old school-pieces were revived, and with them Shirley's old school-days.

    Shirley, by Charlotte Bronte


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