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Collegian   /kəlˈidʒən/   Listen
Collegian

noun
1.
A student (or former student) at a college or university.  Synonyms: college boy, college man.






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"Collegian" Quotes from Famous Books



... enough to laugh; and, elated with that success, he proceeded to pour forth his stores of wit and learning in true collegian style, quite unconscious that the "jolly little thing" was looking him through and through with the smiling eyes that were producing such pleasurable sensations under the mosaic studs. They strolled toward the beach, and, meeting an old acquaintance, Aunt Pen fell behind, ...
— A Modern Cinderella - or The Little Old Show and Other Stories • Louisa May Alcott

... unfortunately, from a business point of view, he is also an artist, and the very qualities that enable him to delight the public disable him from delighting it uninterruptedly. "No rose blooms right along," as the English boys at Oxford made an American collegian say in a theme which they imagined for him in his national parlance; and the man of letters, as an artist, is apt to have times and seasons when he cannot blossom. Very often it shall happen that his mind will lie fallow between novels or stories for weeks and months ...
— Henry James, Jr. • William Dean Howells

... Others take the example of the bang ups—make themselves perfect in milling, swearing, greeking, talking flash, and mail coach driving, until John Doe and Richard Roe drive them into Abbot's preserve, a circumstance which puts a temporary check upon the sports—though if the Collegian is but up to the logic, he is very soon down upon the coves his creditors,{1} bowls them out by harassing expenses, and walks out himself, up to snuff, ...
— Real Life In London, Volumes I. and II. • Pierce Egan

... bore his Corner. No preacher in England was better fitted to appeal to the mind of Martyn, at this critical stage of his career, than was the Rev. Charles Simeon, the Vicar of Trinity Church, Cambridge. In his concern, the young collegian found himself strangely attracted to the services at Trinity; and he gradually acquired, as he confessed to his sister, more knowledge in divine things. He made the acquaintance, and won the friendship, of Mr. Simeon, and confided in him ...
— A Handful of Stars - Texts That Have Moved Great Minds • Frank W. Boreham



Words linked to "Collegian" :   student, university student, college man, college student, undergrad, undergraduate, pupil, grad student, postgraduate, educatee, graduate student



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