Phrases with "university"

The university capped the pyramid of education, but the base of that pyramid was weak’. The Bragg Family in Adelaide by John Jenkin

Virginia Woolf It may be, I told these questions, that there is some reason, imperceptible to outsiders, which makes lectures an essential part of university discipline. The Death of the Moth and other essays by Virginia Woolf [1942]

Certainly the chief impression which the existing university must make on every visitor is of something unique and unparalleled. Memories and Studies by William James

Virginia Woolf Oxford and Cambridge, as we have seen, strictly limit the number of educated men’s daughters who are allowed to receive a university education. Three Guineas by Virginia Woolf [1938]

Willa Cather They had always been directly opposed in matters of university policy, until it had almost become a part of their professional duties to outwit and cramp each other. The Professor’s House by Willa Cather [1925]

Edith Wharton Her husband was dining at Mrs. Pulsifer’s — a big affair for some foreign critic who had been imported to receive a university degree. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

Ford Madox Ford He was a man who’d been at a German university with father years before and loved him very dearly; but had not kept touch with him. Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

Jack London No girl could live in a university town till she was twenty-four and not have love experiences. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

George Eliot But he didn’t care about university honors; he’s a quiet man — not noisy. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot [1860]

Arthur Conan Doyle Copperthorne has always been in Yorkshire except for two years at Cambridge. He had to leave the university under a cloud. Uncle Jeremy’s Household by Arthur Conan Doyle

H. G. Wells We had both toiled hard for outside university distinctions and we found they had led us into nothing but this fundamentally unsatisfactory coaching. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Arnold Bennett It had never occurred to her that commercial travellers had to go to a university to finish their complex education. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

You know the university was in a manner beaten, and he took the blame. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

Ford Madox Ford Professor Wannop was principal of a university there. Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

D. H. Lawrence But, having already taken her matriculation examination, she was entered for a university course. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

We cut down trees to build houses; but I would have somebody show me, by what reason or experience the cutting down of a university should tend to the setting up of a commonwealth. The Commonwealth of Oceana by James Harrington

Elfrida saw that he was quite different from her conception of a university professor with a reputation in Persian and a clever daughter of twenty-four. A Daughter of To-Day by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1894]

Henry Adams The university — as far as it was represented by Henry Adams — produced at great waste of time and money results not worth reaching. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

Gertrude Stein After all Gertrude Stein’s readers are writers, university students, librarians and young people who have very little money. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

But the university has a stake in this race, and the university expostulates through us — through me, if you like. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

H. G. Wells We launched our boys, with, or more commonly without, a university “local” or matriculation certificate, as mere irresponsible adventurers into an uncharted scramble for life. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Elizabeth Von Arnim Much as I dislike cinemas, I must say there’s something to be said for them in university cities. Mr Skeffington by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1940]

Benjamin Disraeli The bow of one violin is handled with the air of a master by an elder brother; while a younger one, an university student, grows sentimental over the flute. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

If I might make a suggestion to the powers that be, it would be to the effect that a university should be founded in some convenient centre — Vienna, for instance. The Red Rat’s Daughter by Guy Boothby [1899]

H. G. Wells This is a return to the original university idea. World Brain by H. G. Wells [1938]

Thomas Hardy You know what a university is, and a university degree? It is the necessary hallmark of a man who wants to do anything in teaching. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

Ivan Turgenev When I spoke of my university comrades, I did not mention a certain Mr. Shtchitov. He was five-and-thirty; he had been a student for ten years already. The Diary of a Superfluous Man and other stories by Ivan Turgenev

H. G. Wells There was no possibility of teaching (profitably and successfully), or indeed of practising any profession, without a university degree embodying great chunks of that privileged old learning. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Sigmund Freud My first visit to this beautiful university city had been unsatisfactory. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

H. G. Wells I cannot estimate how much the early marriage of university honours men made his constellation of first-classes possible, but it was indisputably a factor of some importance. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

H. G. Wells But at Burnmore he was eighteen inches or more above my head and all the way of school and university beyond me; full of the world they had fitted him for and eager to impart its doctrines. The Passionate Friends by H. G. Wells [1913]

Do you know, Martin, I was once stroke in a university eight. Fenton’s Quest by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Olaf Stapledon We are supposed to be giving something like a university education to the working population of this country. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

At the age of twenty, he took it into his head that he should like to see his mother once more; and he set out on foot from the distant university for that purpose. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Henry Adams He learned then a lesson that stood by him better than any university teaching ever did — the meaning of a November gale on the mid-Atlantic — which, for mere physical misery, passed endurance. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

Miles Franklin Derek called to his mother, “Who’s coming tonight?” She named three members of the Cabinet, a university professor of note, an editor, several social nonentities, and the Chief justice. My Career Goes Bung by Miles Franklin [1946]

Robert Louis Stevenson We feel inclined to blame for it the unfortunate absence of university feeling which is so marked a characteristic of our Edinburgh students. Lay Morals by Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson Not only were his days filled with university work, but his spare hours were fully dedicated to the arts under the eye of a beloved task-mistress. Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin by Robert Louis Stevenson

During the recent past some tangible changes have taken place in the scope of college and university teaching. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

Thomas Hardy My university friend Mr. ——— but never mind his name, poor boy — said it was an excellent idea. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

G. K. Chesterton No university man would have written the title; no university man could have written the book. Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens by G. K. Chesterton [1911]

Almost more important than their writings is the fact that they have occupied philosophical chairs in almost every university in the kingdom. A Pluralistic Universe by William James [1909]

Anthony Trollope About this, too, he had argued with Sir Thomas, expressing a strong opinion that a university degree was in England, of all pretences, the most vain and hollow. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Sinclair Lewis He suspected that two out of the three men were university graduates; that all six of these loud-mouthed libertines were, at home, worthy deacons and pall-bearers. Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis

James Payn Dr Haldane and the late Sir Robert had been at school together, and their boy-friendship had lasted, as it seldom does, through their university course. Mirk Abbey by James Payn [1866]

H. G. Wells I’ve passed an examination, Ernie, a university examination. The Dream by H. G. Wells [1924]

Thomas Hardy My scheme, or dream, is to be a university graduate, and then to be ordained. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

Athens was the most famous university in her days; and her senators, that is to say, the Areopagites, were all philosophers. The Commonwealth of Oceana by James Harrington

F. Scott Fitzgerald I’d have preferred you to have gone to Eton, and then to Christ Church, Oxford, but it seems impracticable now — and for the present we’ll let the university question take care of itself. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The founding of a library or endowment of a university is said to yield to the penitent a sharper and more lasting pain than is conferred by the knife or iron, and is therefore a surer means of grace. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

Mark Twain That difference is due entirely to the fact that in school and university the German is taught, in the first place to see, and in the second place to understand what he does see. What is Man? and other essays by Mark Twain

He looked like a university professor. The House on the Island by Arthur Gask [1931]

It has been surmised that Nash was ejected from the university in 1587. An Essay on the Life and Writings of Thomas Nash by Edmund Gosse

Leslie Stephen To be recognized by the most eminent man of letters of the day was to receive a kind of certificate of excellence, valuable to a man who had not the regular university hall-mark. Alexander Pope by Leslie Stephen [1880]

Thomas Hardy He had the same hankering for the university that you had, in a milder form. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

F. Scott Fitzgerald I was working in New York that spring, and I used to lunch with him at the Yale Club, which my university was sharing until the completion of our own. All the Sad Young Men by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1926]

Henry Adams In short, that he needed the university more than the university needed him. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

H. G. Wells Every university and research institution should be feeding it. World Brain by H. G. Wells [1938]

Our typical men of wealth, if they do not found a college, will at least single out some college or university on which to lavish legacies or gifts. Memories and Studies by William James

William Godwin The university of Paris in the year 1398 promulgated an edict, in which they complained that the practice of witchcraft was become more frequent and general than at any former period. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

Ralph Waldo Emerson The university must be retrospective. English Traits by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1856]

Henry Adams None of them, except Milnes, was a university man. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

Arthur Conan Doyle It was in a city of Russia, a university — I will not name the place. The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1904]

George Gissing I don’t think he’s a university man. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

H. G. Wells Every university in the world will be urgently working for priority in this aspect of the problem or that. A Modern Utopia by H. G. Wells [1905]

Leo Tolstoy He disliked going out, and never went to dances; and besides, he was busy preparing for his last university examinations, and was leading a very regular life. After the Dance by Leo Tolstoy

Olaf Stapledon I was also to tell my university friends the same lie. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

Anthony Trollope He couldn’t understand how this should be the case, seeing that the newspapers were constantly declaring that the supply of university clergymen were becoming less and less every day. Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope [1865]

H. G. Wells He had believed that his facility in passing examinations would lead up through a ladder of scholarships to university distinction, security and authority. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

James Joyce It was at the royal university dinner. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

Sigmund Freud The other dream is as follows: Two university professors of his acquaintance are treating him in my place. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

And it is the function of a university to furnish such men with the means of becoming that which it is their privilege and duty to be. Science and Education by Thomas Henry Huxley

Tall and distinguished, with something of the appearance of a university professor about him, he spoke always in well-modulated tones, rarely rousing himself to invective or anger. The Storm Breaks by Arthur Gask [1949]

Olaf Stapledon Certainly it is fairly common for young men flung from the university into business to go through a phase of restlessness before finally accepting the routine of office work. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

Henry Adams In that respect the thirteenth-century university system was worth the whole teaching of the modern school. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

Henry Adams The German university had seemed a failure, but the German high school was something very near an indictable nuisance. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

Anthony Trollope Then the idea of a university career was abandoned. An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Victor Hugo The latter, who wore what resembled an Oxford or Gottingen university gown, did not relax his haughty and rigid attitude. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

H. G. Wells Camford men both of us,” said Chiffan, annexing a university for himself. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

Arthur Conan Doyle The university authorities have taken my lectureship from me. The Parasite by Arthur Conan Doyle [1894]

Sinclair Lewis But which authority? His university history professor had never indicated that he longed for correspondence with tennis players. Kingsblood Royal by Sinclair Lewis

George Gissing Unless you like to add that no engagement is permitted except between people who have passed a certain examination; equivalent, let us say, to that which confers a university degree. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

This, with his other unconventionalisms, made advocating his cause more difficult, and the university authorities, never, I believe, seriously thought of an appointment for him. Memories and Studies by William James

The university has taught him and equipped him to use his own gifts and powers for his advancement; but the first lesson of business, and the last, is to use other men’s gifts and powers. A Traveler from Altruria by William Dean Howells

The university of Fez was formally much celebrated, but little of its learning now remains. Travels in Morocco by James Richardson

A university provides these anyhow within the student body, for it attracts the more aspiring of the youth of the country, and they befriend and elevate one another. Memories and Studies by William James

Some men can pass through academies unscathed, but they are very few, and in the main the academic influence is a baleful one, whether exerted in a university or a school. Alps and Sanctuaries of Piedmont and the Canton Ticino by Samuel Butler [1881]

Ralph Waldo Emerson The university is a decided presumption in any man’s favor. English Traits by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1856]

He left the university at the age of nineteen, and the next twelve years of his life were of a most unsettled character. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

George Gissing To Emily the constant proximity of these pictures was a priceless advantage; the years she spent among them were equivalent to a university course. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

Jack London My university life, and study and culture, had not been real. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

Ralph Waldo Emerson Then, when the Saxon instinct had secured a service in the vernacular tongue, it was the tutor and university of the people. English Traits by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1856]

McClure’s Magazine, the American Magazine, Collier’s Weekly, and, in its fashion, the World’s Work, constitute together a real popular university along this very line. Memories and Studies by William James

It is the almost inevitable outcome of a university education, and will last as long as Oxford and Cambridge do, but not much longer. Alps and Sanctuaries of Piedmont and the Canton Ticino by Samuel Butler [1881]

Sinclair Lewis He had, in fact, all of a university except the yell and the bursar’s office. World So Wide by Sinclair Lewis

Leon Trotsky The matriculation examinations were staged with all pomp in the great hall, and with the participation of university professors sent especially by the educational authorities. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Willa Cather We feel it’s our first duty in life to use that money as he would have wished — we’ve endowed scholarships in his own university here, and that sort of thing. The Professor’s House by Willa Cather [1925]

Samuel Johnson The kindness of the professors did not contribute to abate the uneasy remembrance of an university declining, a college alienated, and a church profaned and hastening to the ground. A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland by Samuel Johnson

H. G. Wells He’d wear old clothes, take his stuff in a rucksack, be a university gentleman, incognito, so to speak. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

H. G. Wells We have made hardly any changes in our conception of university organisation, education, graduation, for a century — for several centuries. World Brain by H. G. Wells [1938]

Jack London They patronized the university and the churches, and the pastors especially bowed at their knees in meek subservience. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

Andrew Lang The beauty and splendour of the Princess’s university have not arisen in light and colour, and it is only at St Andrews that girls wear the academic and becoming costume of the scarlet gown. Alfred Tennyson by Andrew Lang

H. G. Wells It acquired as much, decided as much and was exercised as much as if it had been inside the skull of a university scholar. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Willa Cather He had lost the Deanship of the College of Science because of his uncompromising opposition to the degrading influence of politicians in university affairs. The Professor’s House by Willa Cather [1925]

How, in fact, does the university proceed? She discountenances the practice; and, if forced upon her notice, she visits it with censure, and that sort of punishment which lies within her means. Oxford by Thomas De Quincey [1835]

Leon Trotsky He was a fine and intelligent person who for a minor political offense had been barred from the university on his graduation from high school. My Life by Leon Trotsky

The doctors in medicine, at the famous university of Salerno, established by the Emperor Frederic II., had crowns of laurel put upon their heads. The Life of Petrarch by Thomas Campbell

H. G. Wells The university teacher and the schoolmaster went on teaching in the class-room and checking his results by a written examination. World Brain by H. G. Wells [1938]

But over-speculation ruined his father, and on leaving the university he was thrown unprepared on the world to make his money as best he could, without any sort of training in particular. The Mystery Queen by Fergus Hume

Henry Handel Richardson Edinburgh was alive in those days to her very paving-stones; town and university combined to form a hotbed of intellectual unrest, a breeding-ground for disturbing possibilities. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

H. G. Wells She had cousins who were university professors, and her home, so close and convenient for Oxford, had been actively bookish and alive to poetry and painting. Meanwhile by H. G. Wells [1927]

E. T. A. Hoffmann Then he learned from Siegmund that Spalanzani intended giving a great concert and ball on the following day, and that half the university was invited. The Sand-Man by E. T. A. Hoffmann

Olaf Stapledon A university education involves all sorts of things that the members of our extramural classes can’t possibly bring. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

The first is a sketch of country society, uppermost and lowermost:25 the second one of town-artisan and lower-trade life with passages of university and other contrast. The English Novel by George Saintsbury [1913]

He was a man of good education, who had taken a university degree, and had taught for some years as an under-master in a school in his native town. Prester John by John Buchan

Anthony Trollope In these latter days Tom Staple was not a happy man; university reform had long been his bugbear, and now was his bane. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

Willa Cather In his third year Fred left the university because of a serious escapade which had somewhat hampered his life ever since. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

Henry Handel Richardson Of the same university as yourself. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

The university nurtures all sorts of lofty ideals, which business has no use for. A Traveler from Altruria by William Dean Howells

After all, how much education does business need? Were our great fortunes made by educated men, or men of university training? I don’t know but these young fellows are right about that. A Traveler from Altruria by William Dean Howells

The volume is worthy of the great university under whose auspices it has been produced, and of the great artist whose words it will help to perpetuate. Books and Characters by Lytton Strachey

We feel satisfied, therefore, that Endymion’s exclusion from a university was carefully considered, and are glad. Alps and Sanctuaries of Piedmont and the Canton Ticino by Samuel Butler [1881]

H. G. Wells Public school-boys, naval and military cadets, medical and university students, were taken to represent the more favoured classes. Mankind in the Making by H. G. Wells [1903]

Boys are encouraged to study for college by accounts of the rare enjoyment of university life, but they commonly find the first term of Freshman year both dismal and discouraging. The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Frank Preston Stearns [1906]

G. K. Chesterton A very interesting letter of his remains in which he describes his pleasure in a university dinner. Robert Browning by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

Jack London And of all unwarranted things! He said it was in poor taste, utterly profitless, anyway, and not in harmony with university traditions and policy. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

H. G. Wells It was the dream of Briggs’ later years to be formally incorporated in the English university system. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

D. H. Lawrence So the girls were ‘free’, and went back to Dresden, and their music, and the university and the young men. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

Jack London And don’t forget that it is the press, the pulpit, and the university that mould public opinion, set the thought-pace of the nation. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

The woman at the desk was a university graduate, young, colourless, spectacled, and intensely disagreeable. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

Then, only a couple of weeks or so after, his cousin who is a university professor of anatomy came to see him and with great pride he showed him the skull and told him its history. The House with the High Wall by Arthur Gask [1948]

It flashed across him how, a few years before, a university man of great promise had perished miserably in a tank on some Swiss mountain — a tank placed for the comfort of travellers. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

Sinclair Lewis There were a few, an increasing group, of Negroes on university staffs, but Ash did not have that luck. Kingsblood Royal by Sinclair Lewis

Leon Trotsky Casting about for activities, we decided to organize a university on a basis of mutual instruction. My Life by Leon Trotsky

The university can add no new departments of knowledge, can offer no new fields of mental activity; but what it can do is to intensify and specialise the instruction in each department. Science and Education by Thomas Henry Huxley

Thomas Hardy With its exhaustion went all opportunity and hope of a university degree for the sons. Life’s Little Ironies by Thomas Hardy

Tobias Smolle The university of Pisa is very much decayed; and except the little business occasioned by the emperor’s gallies, which are built in this town, [This is a mistake. Travels through France and Italy by Tobias Smolle

From the time that its university was founded, as they say by Alcuin, the teacher of Charlemagne, there has not been, to my knowledge, a single Parisian of any fame. The Life of Petrarch by Thomas Campbell

He was professor of physics in a university here. The Heads of Cerberus by Francis Stevens

Anthony Trollope There is a university chapel on the university grounds which belongs, if I remember aright, to the Episcopalian church. North America by Anthony Trollope

Gertrude Stein In other words he had a large allowance from a moderately poor father who was a university professor. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

At this moment there are men with university degrees scrubbing dishes in Paris for ten or fifteen hours a day. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell

A Scottish university class — which is many most moral individuals — has a similar eruptive tendency when it gets into the hands of a weak professor. The House with the Green Shutters by George Douglas Brown [1901]

Sinclair Lewis Smeesby was a man of forty, a crisper Philip McGarry. “You were an American university man, weren’t you, Father?” Frank asked. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

Henry Handel Richardson There were several university students—grave-faced, older men, with beards and spectacles—who looked down on the young musicians, and talked, of set purpose, on abstruse subjects. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

H. G. Wells His university degree qualified him to organize evening classes in any of the thirty-odd subjects in the science scheme of the Education Department, and to earn grants on his examination results. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

The primary school and the university are the alpha and omega of education. Science and Education by Thomas Henry Huxley

George Gissing His name was Topham; he had a university degree and a damaged reputation. Topham's Chance by George Gissing

Henry Handel Richardson Still, the atmosphere that prevailed in the pleasant rooms at Bishopscourt was the nearest thing to be found to the urbane, unworldly air of English university or cathedral life. The Way Home by Henry Handel Richardson

Thomas Wolfe Before a distinguished gathering at the great university Mr. McHarg had made a speech, and the clipping contained an extended quotation of what he had had to say. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Thomas Hardy There are schemes afoot for making the university less exclusive, and extending its influence. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

Anthony Trollope The university is not well off for funds by which to increase it. North America by Anthony Trollope

Lastly comes the question as to how the university may co-operate in advancing medical education. Science and Education by Thomas Henry Huxley

He had no university education and, handicapped in every way, he lived and died a poor curate, with never more than two hundred a year. The Jest of Life by Arthur Gask [1936]

Wilkie Collins I soon grew to regard my university training as a sort of necessary evil, to be patiently submitted to. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

Olaf Stapledon Like so many young university men flung into office life, he found the routine very irksome, and was much more interested in his leisure occupations than in his work. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

The anatomy of the world is logical, and its logic is that of a university professor, it was thought. The Meaning of Truth by William James

H.P. Lovecraft He had, he said, important special investigations to make, which would provide him with more avenues toward knowledge and the humanities than any university which the world could boast. The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by H.P. Lovecraft [1927]

Anthony Trollope A great white wrapper she also wore, whieh might not have been objectionable had it not been so long worn that it looked like a university college surplice at the end of a long vacation. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope