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Bookman   /bˈʊkmən/   Listen

(pl. bookmen)
A learned person (especially in the humanities); someone who by long study has gained mastery in one or more disciplines.  Synonyms: scholar, scholarly person, student.

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"Bookman" Quotes from Famous Books

... of the 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 ...
— Night and Morning, Complete • Edward Bulwer-Lytton

... humming-bird— His feasts are honey-fine,— (With hi! hilloo! And clover-dew And roses lush and rare!) His roses are the phrase and word Of olden tomes divine; (With hi! and ho! And pinks ablow And posies everywhere!) The Bookman he's a humming-bird,— He steals from song to song— He scents the ripest-blooming rhyme, And takes his heart along And sacks all sweets of bursting verse And ballads, throng on throng. (With ho! and hey! And brook and brae, And ...
— Songs of Friendship • James Whitcomb Riley

... we've read, the month's Six Selling Best The Bookman scored with elephantine Jest, Have sold a half a Million in a Year, Yet no one ever heard of ...
— The Rubaiyat of Omar Cayenne • Gelett Burgess

Words linked to "Bookman" :   James Crichton, mujtihad, cabalist, scholar, scholiast, doctor, historiographer, initiate, medieval Schoolman, musicologist, theologian, Crichton, salutatory speaker, scholastic, theologizer, pedant, Edmund Malone, salutatorian, historian, grad, theologiser, alumna, humanist, Varro, valedictorian, theologist, alum, learned person, Massorete, intellectual, master, post doc, intellect, Edmond Malone, academician, philomath, goliard, philosopher, Islamist, bibliographer, Masorite, Sinologist, book lover, valedictory speaker, reader, Shakespearian, Malone, bibliophile, kabbalist, Marcus Terentius Varro, Dr., Arabist, Shakespearean, Lorenzo de'Medici, bookworm, student, Renaissance man, booklover, Vedist, scholarly person, generalist, Masorete, alumnus, savant, graduate, schoolman, The Admirable Crichton, Lorenzo the Magnificent, postdoc, licentiate, pundit

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