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Whate'er these book-learned blockheads say, Solon's the veriest fool in all the play. Dryden.

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    linon, for lirnon, OHG. lirnen, lernen, G. lernen, fr. the root of AS. l to teach, OS. lerian, OHG.leran, G. lehren, Goth. laisjan, also Goth lais I know, leis acquainted ; all prob. from a root meaning, to go, go over, and hence, to learn; cf.
    The plural of this. See This.
    A celebrated Athenian lawmaker, born about 638 b. c.; hence, a legislator; a publicist; -- often used ironically.
    One who learns; a scholar.
    Of or pertaining to learning; possessing, or characterized by, learning, esp. scholastic learning; erudite; well-informed; as, a learned scholar, writer, or lawyer; a learned book; a learned theory. The learnedlover lost no time. Spenser. Men of
    A contraction of what-ever; -- used in poetry. "Whate'er is in his way." Shak.
    1. The acquisition of knowledge or skill; as, the learning of languages; the learning of telegraphy. 2. The knowledge or skill received by instruction or study; acquired knowledge or ideas in any branch of science or literature; erudition;
    Anything soever which; the thing or things of any kind; being this or that; of one nature or another; one thing or another; anything that may be; all that; the whole that; all particulars that; -- used both substantively and adjectively. Whatever
    Such as can be learned.
    Imperfectly learned.
    1. To forget, as what has been learned; to lose from memory; also, to learn the contrary of. I had learned nothing right; I had to unlearn everything. Milner. 2. To fail to learn. Dr. H. More.
    1. Not learned; untaught; uneducated; ignorant; illiterate. 2. Not gained by study; not known. 3. Not exhibiting learning; as, unlearned verses. -- Un*learn"ed*ly, adv. -- Un*learn"ed*ness, n.
    Too learned. -- O"ver*learn"ed, adv. -- O"ver*learn"ed*ness, n.
    To learn wrongly.
    The quality or state of being clear. Syn. -- Clearness, Perspicuity. Clearness has reference to our ideas, and springs from a distinct conception of the subject under consideration. Perspicuity has reference to the mode of expressing our ideas and
    Whate'er these book-learned blockheads say, Solon's the veriest fool in all the play. Dryden.
    1. To excel or surpass in learing. 2. To learn out ; to exhaust knowledge of. Naught, according to his mind, He could outlearn. Spenser. Men and gods have not outlearned it . Emerson.


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