erudite

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Casaubon, and if it had not been for the sense of obligation, would have laughed at him as a Bat of erudition.
Fully assured in his own mind that his daughter had been picked up by a passing steamer, he gave over the last vestige of apprehension concerning her welfare, and devoted his giant intellect solely to the consideration of those momentous and abstruse scientific problems which he considered the only proper food for thought in one of his erudition.
But, I delivered this written communication (slate and all) with my own hand, and Joe received it as a miracle of erudition.
Quitting this land, we soon arrived at another in which the bees and the birds are mathematicians of such genius and erudition, that they give daily instructions in the science of geometry to the wise men of the empire.