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Church school   /tʃərtʃ skul/   Listen
Church school

A private religious school run by a church or parish.  Synonym: parochial school.

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"Church school" Quotes from Famous Books

... instance of the danger of wit, I may mention a case in which two celebrated divines, one of the "high" church, and the other of the "broad" church school, had been attacking and confuting one another in rival reviews. They met accidentally at an evening party, and the high churchman, who was a well-known wit, could not forbear exclaiming, as he grasped the other's hand, "The Augurs have met face to face"—an observation which, if it implied ...
— History of English Humour, Vol. 2 (of 2) • Alfred Guy Kingan L'Estrange

... Liz didn't, I can tell you: she had more spirit. We both went to a church school—that was part of the ladylike airs we gave ourselves to be superior to the children that knew nothing and went nowhere—and we stayed there until Liz went out one night and never came back. I know the schoolmistress thought I'd soon follow her example; for the clergyman was always warning me that ...
— Mrs. Warren's Profession • George Bernard Shaw

... this better than by such an institution as the Church School for Religious Instruction I am sure I do not see. May God guide it and aid ...
— A Librarian's Open Shelf • Arthur E. Bostwick

... feature in the guidance of the House of Lords by Lord Lansdowne which should specially be noticed, and that is the air of solemn humbug with which this ex-Whig is always at pains to invest its proceedings. The Nonconformist child is forced into the Church school in single-school areas in the name of parents' rights and religious equality. The Licensing Bill is rejected in the highest interests of temperance. Professing to be a bulwark of the commercial classes against Radical and Socialistic legislation, the House of Lords passes ...
— Liberalism and the Social Problem • Winston Spencer Churchill

Words linked to "Church school" :   religious school, Catholic school

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