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learned

a title applied in referring to a member of the legal profession, esp to a barrister
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To Stephen, the influence of the natural sciences had opened up many possibilities for criticism: "It can discourse of phases of development, of the social organism, of differentiation and evolution, and the spirit of the age as learnedly as 'sociology' itself' (602).
A lot of people in our industry are talking learnedly these days about 'millennials'.
Nor is talking learnedly to your friends about how much you care.
As Rory Kraft notes, "surely there would be some aspect of these disciplines which could lead a consulting detective to solve a case more quickly" (185)--a perfectly reasonable supposition, given that, over the course of the stories, we find Holmes "quoting Goethe in German, discoursing learnedly on Buddhism in Ceylon, quoting the medieval Persian poet Hafiz, rhapsodizing over concert music, discussing the novelist George Meredith writing a scholarly treatise on sixteenth century choral music, and reading his pocket Plutarch" (Costello and Bassham 129).
Fetis at once admitted, denied, and rationalized his behavior as essential to his larger project of becoming, to simplify what Campos keenly and learnedly details, the sole possible editor-in-chief .of an intergalactic encyclopedia of universal musical wisdom.
I would like now to look at another proletarian case that reveals the opposite kind of reversal of expectations; if the O annotator is more learnedly religious than we might imagine, this next proletarian is more secular than we might think, given his job description.
(the jury going together) 'the accused] were found guilty, and a verdict returned, whereupon the judge according to course proceeded in sentence against them, where learnedly he instructed them, that since God had revealed them murderers (as from the tongues of babes and sucklings.
Compiled first in the high Dutch tongue, by the painefull and industrious Huldricke Van Speagle, a grammaticall brewer of Lubeck, and now most learnedly enlarged, amplified, and translated into English prose and verse.
Pundits now learnedly debate whether the system will go belly-up before 1990 or expire in a sea of red ink early in the 21st century."
/ The world's at your feet." More learnedly, evolutionary psychologists propose that humor is related to adaptive strategies such as facilitating cooperation, increasing social cohesion, reinforcing status differences, establishing dominance, and releasing tension.
In this 1759 essay, the Royal Academy's first president announced: 'For my own part, I profess myself an Idler, and love to give my judgement, such as if is, from my immediate perceptions, without much fatigue of thinking; and I am of opinion, that if a man has not those perceptions right, it will be in vain for him to endeavour to supply their place by rules, which may enable him to talk more learnedly, but not to distinguish more acutely.'