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book learning Line breaks: book learn|ing

Definition of book learning in English:


[mass noun]
Knowledge gained from books or study rather than personal experience: he is short on book learning but long on integrity and know-how
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  • These indelible experiences can give life and spirit to your own actions and convert the knowledge you have accumulated through book learning into more meaningful experiences.
  • Homage to yesterday's authorities went the way of the ancien regime, and hands-on experience replaced book learning.
  • From what I have read (and it is more book learning than from experience) there is nothing wrong with just banishing
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