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learned profession


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n learned profession one of the three professions traditionally believed to require advanced learning and high principles
    • ***


  • Ronald Reagan
    “It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.”


In literature:

He was one of those men who carry in their own personality the prestige of a race, a nation, and a learned profession.
"Command" by William McFee
Ethel had not the faintest idea that this learned man, of such eminence in his profession, was, in fact, a drug fiend.
"When the Cock Crows" by Waldron Baily
Why is divinity the easiest of the three learned professions?
"The Handbook of Conundrums" by Edith B. Ordway
Be studious in your profession, and you will be learned.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 15" by Various
Not anything in the old "learned" professions.
"The Women of Tomorrow" by William Hard
I've learned that lesson to my cost many times since I took up this profession.
"The Riddle of the Spinning Wheel" by Mary E. Hanshew
I had learned, too, most of the technical terms used in the profession.
"Life on the Stage" by Clara Morris
Some of my dearest friends profess the opinions you condemn: I listen and learn, and have not yet ventured to decide.
"L'Arrabiata and Other Tales" by Paul Heyse
What were called the learned professions were strictly debarred to him.
"Tony Butler" by Charles James Lever
In my profession we learn how to read human nature.
"Tales from "Blackwood," Volume 3" by Various
In my back building lives a very learned gentleman, a philosopher by profession, and soon to become professor of philosophy.
"The Children of the World" by Paul Heyse
For with my work I could not follow yours and my profession is the one thing I have learned.
"The Camp Fire Girls Across the Seas" by Margaret Vandercook
This is a rock on which many have been shipwrecked in all the learned professions.
"Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution" by L. Carroll Judson
In my profession we learn how to read human nature.
"Tales from Blackwood, Volume 3" by Various
Learned conversation is either the affection of the ignorant or the profession of the mentally unemployed.
"Miscellaneous Aphorisms; The Soul of Man" by Oscar Wilde
Priests and peasants were depicted with their several belongings, together with members of the learned professions.
"The Story of Malta" by Maturin M. Ballou
None of the learned professions have advanced during the last thirty years so much as the medical.
"Household Organization" by Florence Caddy
I'm not cut out for the learned professions.
""Pip"" by Ian Hay
It is worn chiefly by persons of the learned professions.
"The Thousand and One Nights, Vol. I." by Anonymous
Now, with the modern application of science to warfare, a military officer has become a member of a learned profession.
"The Government of England (Vol. I)" by A. Lawrence Lowell

In poetry:

Ah me! that Christians cannot give
One crown, of all that they possess,
Or one month's time, whilst here they live,
To learn the doctrines they profess!
"Advice To Hear, And To Read, The Word Of God" by Rees Prichard
A wit, by learning well refined, A beau, but of the rural kind,
To Sylvia made pretences;
They both profess'd an equal love,
Yet hoped by different means to move
Her judgement of her senses.
"Flirt and Phil" by William Shenstone
I oft have heard men say there be
Some that with confidence profess
The helpful Art of Memory:
But could they teach Forgetfulness,
I'd learn; and try what further art could do
To make me love her and forget her too.
"Memory" by William Browne of Tavistock

In news:

That's because the skills an officer learns practicing martial arts can help him or her cope with the ongoing danger of the profession in so many ways.
Learn more about NEA's plan to transform the teaching profession and accelerate student learning.
We profess outrage each time we learn that yet another student-athlete has been taking money under the table.
Why "Active Learning" Can Be Perilous to the Profession.
Quality professional development is essential to improving public education and the teaching profession CTA has a number of events designed to improve the quality of teaching and learning and to enhance your livelihood.
Will you pledge to be a member of NEA's Network of the Willing (NOW) and advocate for initiatives that promote student learning and the quality of the profession.
"20/20" interviewed workers in five professions, from porn star to HR executive, to go behind the curtain and learn the tricks -- and secrets -- of the trade.

In science:

The broad cultural elements we all learn from being part of a community – a profession, a nation, a family, a religion – plays a role in how we interpret what we see and do.
The role of context and culture in teaching physics: The implication of disciplinary differences