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Alumnus  n.  (pl. alumni)  A pupil; especially, a graduate of a college or other seminary of learning.






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"Alumnus" Quotes from Famous Books



... James B. Russworm, an alumnus of Bowdoin, was the first Negro to receive a degree from a college in ...
— The Education Of The Negro Prior To 1861 • Carter Godwin Woodson

... said a distinguished alumnus of Harvard to the Easy Chair, "I hope he will not forget that ...
— From the Easy Chair, vol. 1 • George William Curtis

... I looked at the blackboard, and heard you talking about the Great Companion, it was something like that man. If all that's true that you've been reading and saying to-night, why, you've got pretty good things back of you. With an Alumnus like that"—nodding toward the blackboard—"and a line of talk like that pledge, you sure ought to have a drag with the world. All you've got to do is to make everybody believe that it is really so, ...
— Cloudy Jewel • Grace Livingston Hill

... at Princeton. Although destined to become the intellectual citadel of a new Presbyterianism, two of its first three presidents were born in New England, two were graduates of Yale College, and one was a Congregationalist, while Samuel Blair, an alumnus of the new institution, was not thought unworthy to be minister of the Old South Church of Boston. These are but isolated instances of the leveling of religious barriers between Protestant sects in the Northern colonies. In the decades ...
— Beginnings of the American People • Carl Lotus Becker

... it, Jim, but I am an alumnus of the Homeburg band. Didn't suspect that I was anything but an ordinary citizen, did you? But it's a fact. I am a band man. I'm too modest to brag about it, but I was carrying a horn and had a uniform before I was eighteen. I suppose there ...
— Homeburg Memories • George Helgesen Fitch

... Leigh's exclamation of interest. "I thought this was more in your line. This equatorial telescope and sliding roof are the gift of a former alumnus, left us by a provision in his will. I had hoped he would contribute something toward the chapel." His sigh, his abstracted look, showed how much more acceptable such a gift would have been. "Our present chapel in the main building is more fitted for an assembly hall or commons. ...
— The Mayor of Warwick • Herbert M. Hopkins



Words linked to "Alumnus" :   graduate, scholar, bookman, alumna, Ivy Leaguer, alum, student, old boy



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