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Philomathic

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Philomathic Having love of learning or letters.
    • Philomathic Of or pertaining to philomathy.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • philomathic Of or pertaining to philomathy; also, of or pertaining to philomaths.
    • philomathic Having a love of letters.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. philomathique,

Usage

In literature:

Now the Philomath Club was the most select on the Pacific Coast.
"The Iron Heel" by Jack London
Associated Words: savant, philomath, philomathy, misology, oracle, pedant, pedantry.
"Putnam's Word Book" by Louis A. Flemming
The philomaths of the eighteenth century, looking back, saw nothing at all.
"A Christmas Garland" by Max Beerbohm
This was in the year 1732, and the following year Franklin had no philomath, as such people were called, to prepare his almanac.
"The True Benjamin Franklin" by Sydney George Fisher
But he only bowed slightly in reply, leaving the inference in your minds that he was a Philomath.
"The Story of an Untold Love" by Paul Leicester Ford
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In poetry:

Has Gannett tracked the wild Aurora's path?
Has Bowdoin found his all-surrounding sphere?
What question puzzles ciphering Philomath?
Could Williams make the hidden causes clear
Of the Dark Day that filled the land with fear?
"American Academy Centennial Celebration" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

In news:

Since the early 80's, the little town of Philomath has added fluoride to their water.
The Wolcotts remodel opened up the kitchen in their Philomath home.
Vikings breeze through Philomath .
CORVALLIS, Ore.– Philomath High School students have reason to smile.
Stops include Corvallis, Philomath, Toledo, Eddyville and Newport.
As someone who grew up in Philomath — think Corvallis' Springfield — we got used to driving to Portland or Eugene to see anyone touring nationally.
Mac-Hi soccer player Sergio Alvarez lies in disbelief on the turf at Shockman Field in Milton-Freewater following the Pioneers' 6-3 shootout loss to visiting Philomath in their Oregon Class 4A state playoff match on Tuesday.
Surgeons have reattached the arm of an Oregon mill worker who nearly lost his life while cutting lumber at a Philomath plant.
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