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  • n. Plural form of schoolfellow.


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  • Self portrait by Robert Fulton, nicknamed "Quicksilver Bob" by his schoolfellows.

    Carolyn Vega: Quicksilver Bob Invents the "Highest Blessing of the Water"

  • Then the transatlantic narrator says that an unexpected young gentleman was announced, whose card had on it the name of one of the artist's old schoolfellows.

    From the archive, 18 January 1883: The ghost story which 'inspired' Charles Dickens

  • I was indifferent, therefore, to my schoolfellows in general; but I united myself in the bonds of the closest friendship to one among them.

    Chapter 2

  • Clerval is almost a family member in the Frankensten household: when Victor complains that "My brothers were considerably younger than myself," he notes, "but I had a friend in one of my schoolfellows, who compensated for this deficiency" (I: 1: 11), and Victor includes Clerval in his account of his "domestic circle" because "he was constantly with us" (I: 1: 13).

    Henry Clerval

  • My brothers were considerably younger than myself; but I had a friend in one of my schoolfellows, who compensated for this deficiency.

    Chapter 1

  • Not as clearly as he saw his schoolfellows, but enough to describe him if someone asked.


  • His day was as a month and his month was as a year; 447 and, when seven years had passed over him, his grandfather sent him to school, enjoining the master to teach him Koran-reading, and to educate him well. he remained at the school four years, till he began to bully his schoolfellows and abuse them and bash them and thrash them and say,

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Born in Budapest in 1905, he later recalled that as a boy, he was "lonely, precocious and neurotic, admired for my brains and detested for my character by teacher and schoolfellows alike."

    The Conscience of Communism

  • He and I were schoolfellows, though he was somewhat the younger; and many a good thrashing have I given him, and one cannot help having a tenderness for a man after that.

    Westward Ho!

  • Ship Tavern; and next by Amyas himself, who, going out into the market, invited as many of his old schoolfellows, one by one apart, as Frank had pointed out to him, to a merry supper and a

    Westward Ho!


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