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Bookman  n.  (pl. bookmen)  A studious man; a scholar.

Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48

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"Bookman" Quotes from Famous Books

... a good scholar of French, Italian, and Latin, having been grounded in these by her father in her youth: hiding these gifts from her husband out of fear, perhaps, that they should offend him, for my lord was no bookman—pish'd and psha'd at the notion of learned ladies, and would have been angry that his wife could construe out of a Latin book of which he could scarce understand two words. Young Esmond was usher, or house tutor, under her or over her, as it might happen. During my lord's ...
— Henry Esmond; The English Humourists; The Four Georges • William Makepeace Thackeray

... looking over in a Paddock covered with Buttercups and brushed by a delicious Breeze, while a dainty racing Filly of Browne's came startling up to wonder and to snuff about me.' The 'friend' of the letter was of course Mr. W. K. Browne, who was more of an open air man than a bookman. ...
— George Borrow and His Circle - Wherein May Be Found Many Hitherto Unpublished Letters Of - Borrow And His Friends • Clement King Shorter

... parchments that lay on the board. As he did so the bookseller popped his head out at him from the booth, as a tortoise from his shell, and I never beheld tortoise yet so crisp and withered as this human. Messer Cecco Bartolo was his name. And Dante addressed him. "Gaffer Bookman, Gaffer Bookman, have ...
— The God of Love • Justin Huntly McCarthy

... are due to the editors of Ainslee's Magazine, The American Magazine, The Canadian Magazine, Canadian Home Journal, The Canadian Bookman, The Forum, The Globe, Harper's Magazine, The Independent, The Ladies' World, McClure's Magazine, Metropolitan Magazine, The Reader Magazine, Scribner's Magazine, Saturday Night, and The Youth's Companion for permission to publish this verse ...
— Fires of Driftwood • Isabel Ecclestone Mackay

... sets of the eight illustrated and illuminated pages on which it was printed, had the sheets inlaid in hand-made paper and neatly bound. This was accomplished with the sage advice of my old playmate, Frank M. Morris, the bookman of Chicago. One of these volumes was made for Mr. Allison, (so that he would surely have at least one copy of his own poem), a second was for my bookish friend, James F. Joseph, then of Chicago and now of Indianapolis, ...
— The Dead Men's Song - Being the Story of a Poem and a Reminiscent Sketch of its - Author Young Ewing Allison • Champion Ingraham Hitchcock

... brisk and noisy novitiate that preceded the solemn vow and the dull retreat;—the social parties, the merry suppers, the open-handed, open-hearted fellowship of riotous, delightful, extravagant, thoughtless YOUTH. And Caleb was not a bookman—not a scholar; he had no resources in himself, no occupation but his indolent and ill-paid duties. The emotions, therefore, of the Active Man were easily aroused within him. But if this comparison between his past and present life ...
— Night and Morning, Complete • Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Words linked to "Bookman" :   Malone, valedictory speaker, James Crichton, alumna, savant, philosopher, intellectual, Sinologist, Vedist, humanist, salutatory speaker, The Admirable Crichton, philomath, scholastic, Lorenzo the Magnificent, Islamist, learned person, historian, Lorenzo de'Medici, intellect, Masorete, graduate, Varro, alumnus, salutatorian, generalist, mujtihad, Massorete, book lover, academician, theologizer, Crichton, doctor, licentiate, pedant, postdoc, valedictorian, pundit, master, schoolman, goliard

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