• WordNet 3.6
    • n eruditeness profound scholarly knowledge
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n eruditeness The quality of being erudite.
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  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    “Master and Doctor are my titles; for ten years now, without repose, I held my erudite recitals and led my pupils by the nose.”
  • Georg C. Lichtenberg
    “Erudition can produce foliage without bearing fruit.”
  • Ambrose Bierce
    “Erudition. Dust shaken out of a book into an empty skull.”


In literature:

His very silence, nay his very sterility, are supposed to be marks of the richness of his erudition.
"George Bernard Shaw" by Gilbert K. Chesterton
And Strauss's score is equally precious, equally a thing of erudition and cleverness.
"Musical Portraits" by Paul Rosenfeld
His works display great erudition and powerful thinking.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4" by Various
An erudite spirit truly, and an eloquent pen; yet he refines too much.
"Alroy The Prince Of The Captivity" by Benjamin Disraeli
They were all in high spirits, and his Grace lectured on riding-habits with erudite enthusiasm.
"The Young Duke" by Benjamin Disraeli
Only that his readers appreciated it all, Dante would surely not have used his scientific erudition so constantly.
"Old-Time Makers of Medicine" by James J. Walsh
And as to other kinds of knowledge, erudition, learning, how do they profit the possessor?
"Joyous Gard" by Arthur Christopher Benson
I may not be as erudite as some; however, I hold it that the ignorant and not the learned have most need of good example.
"An Outcast" by F. Colburn Adams
But erudition is only a part of education.
"The Psychology of Nations" by G.E. Partridge
I was "perfect" in geography, a most erudite subject.
"The Promised Land" by Mary Antin
Like Dr. Schliemann he was no erudite savant, but an enthusiast with an eye for likely sites.
"The Clyde Mystery a Study in Forgeries and Folklore" by Andrew Lang
Secretaries for the baggage of erudition do not enhance poetic values, they encumber them.
"Adventures in the Arts" by Marsden Hartley
The erudite wife alongside the silver tea urn faded out of sight rapidly.
"Duffels" by Edward Eggleston
It is erudition in the portico, skill in the lycaeum, eloquence in the senate, victory in the field.
"A Practical View of the Prevailing Religious System of Professed Christians, in the Middle and Higher Classes in this Country, Contrasted with Real Christianity." by William Wilberforce
The stately and erudite work of Francis Parkman is a fair example.
"American Sketches" by Charles Whibley
A troublesome case being laid before this most erudite of George III.
"A Book About Lawyers" by John Cordy Jeaffreson
Instances are abundant of erudite rabbis tormented by their wives.
"Jewish Literature and Other Essays" by Gustav Karpeles
United with his powerful eloquence was the broadest erudition.
"History of Education" by Levi Seeley
His editions of Bach are masterpieces of technical and artistic erudition.
"Great Pianists on Piano Playing" by James Francis Cooke
But to this attack by popular sarcasm, Erasmus added the attack of science and erudition.
"History of the Reformation in the Sixteenth Century (Volume 1)" by J. H. Merle D'Aubigné

In poetry:

They did but lure me to unrest,
Unanswered questioning, longings vain,
As when one scans some palimpsest
No erudition can explain;
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin
Come great men who upon our earth
Had held a lofty mission,
The spacious ones of lordly birth,
The cunning politician,
And gentlemen of holy worth
Or wondrous erudition.
"The Auction" by Edward Dyson
Professors back from secret missions
Resume their proper eruditions,
Though some regret it;
They liked their dictaphones a lot,
T hey met some big wheels, and do not
Let you forget it.
"Under Which Lyre" by W H Auden

In news:

Jim Hopkins usually manages to both amuse and inform me with his erudite articles but his latest on the churches and marriage is a sad muddle of prejudice and misinformation.
On the other hand President Obama is eloquent, charismatic, glib, and erudite.
He is supremely learned, wearing his gigantic erudition ostentatiously on both sleeves.
The key to enjoying Contra, Vampire Weekend's second collection of blissfully erudite yacht-punk, is to associate the album title not only with Nicaragua and Ollie North, but also the best two-player cooperative Nintendo game of all time.
ZACKARY, the curbside bookseller outside Bobst Library for years, has an erudition that could put some college lecturers to shame.
One possible definition is inclusion in the Criterion Collection, the movie-nerd benchmark for quality and erudition.
'Bully Creep' Or ' Erudite Takedown' TV Anchor's Response To Being Called Fat.
The author's father shows his erudition in a panel from 'The Impostor 's Daughter.
Reading Finnegans Wake on the best of days and in the easiest sections can challenge the most erudite of readers.
Could there be a " Lücke " in Harry Levin's formidable erudition.
The wielder of a weird and wonderful erudition.
Barrel- chested and bombastic, he's always been the quintessential, larger-than-life, rah-rah leader, and the perfect foil for his geeky and erudite best buddy, Bill Gates.
From goofy to erudite, more than three dozen theories have attempted to explain the origins of grassy mounds that dot the prairies of south of Olympia.
Lanky maestros of minimalist deadpan, Jim Jarmusch and Bill Murray somehow never got together until 2003's Coffee and Cigarettes, wherein the actor drank straight from the pot in the erudite company of RZA and GZA.
Behind the bronze doors of the city's most sophisticated, most crafted high-rise apartment — a three-year adventure for a scholarly architect and an erudite decorator.

In science:

Some time after joining the Fermi group, Ma jorana already had such an erudition and reached such a high level of comprehension of physics that he was able to discuss with Fermi about scientific problems.
Ettore Majorana and his heritage seventy years later
I thank Jae-Suk Park for sharing his enthusiastic ideas and knowledge with me. I admire his erudition and I enjoy our conversations about physics and beyond very much.
Symmetries and interactions in matrix string theory
He is a person of great physical erudition and professional concern for students.
Search for Gamma Ray Emission from Galactic Plane with Milagro
The derivation of these results and some history and erudite discussion can be conveniently found in the book by Hughes .
Lattice Green functions in all dimensions