Definition of groves of Academe in English:

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groves of Academe

plural noun

The academic world.
Example sentences
  • The negative attitude of the University establishment was not so much directed against his Lamarckian theories, but rather an expression of the usual hostility of the grey birds in the groves of Academe against the coloured bird with the too-melodious voice.
  • It was the ancient poet Horace who coined the phrase ‘the groves of Academe’ in Book 2 of the Epistles: ‘And seek for truth in the groves of Academe.’

Origin

Translating Horace's silvas Academi.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: groves of Ac·a·deme

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