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learned

a title applied in referring to a fellow member of the Bar ‘m’ learned friend'.
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In the catalogue, he uses as a key text a strange travel book and memoir, originally written in German, The Rings of Saturn by WG Sebald, in which the author travels down the East Anglian coast, discoursing learnedly about various aspects of life, landscape and the occasional human being he encounters.
Whatever the merits of the argument as such, it is noticeable that the natural law position, however learnedly presented, comes across as somewhat abstract and arid.
Montoya learnedly discusses medieval themes in seventeenth-century French fairy tales, including traditions of Richard the Lionheart and supposed Provencal verse by him.
Tertullian opposes heretics with the authority of the sacred writings; with the philosophers he changes his fence and disputes philosophically; but so learnedly and accurately did he confute them that he made bold to say: "Neither in science nor in schooling are we equals, as you imagine." (31) Arnobius, also, in his works against the pagans, and Lactantius in the divine Institutions especially, with equal eloquence and strength strenuously strive to move men to accept the dogmas and precepts of Catholic wisdom, not by philosophic juggling, after the fashion of the Academicians, but vanquishing them partly by their own arms, and partly by arguments drawn from the mutual contentions of the philosophers.
Dekker's was peripatetic (all three characters rode on horses) and comparatively straight forward, with one speech (as Manley has noted, 253-4) echoing John of Gaunt's eulogy to England in Shakespeare's Richard II; Jonson's was static (focused on a triumphal arch) and learnedly allusive.
For by the law, expounding conscience, He'll make an oath, or sense, or nonsense; Extent of affirmation measure, Most learnedly by will and pleasure: And prove that words in sense may vary, And two opposed meanings carry; The one for those of common sort, The other for the learned court: And so warp juries to that side Which most shall please his wrath or pride, Surrounding them with legal fences, Until they've almost lost their senses: Then blind their eyes, that he may shew The way in which they ought to go.
In both cases, scholars can do little more than "learnedly speculate" about the connections or linkages of the phenomena under consideration.
A meets B on the steps of his club and says: 'Well, old man, eheu fugaces, what?' and B says 'Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori,' and the crossing-sweeper falls on his knees in adoration of the two men who can talk as learnedly as that.
My nine-year-old son is determined that I should buy one, having spent most of the week camped out in the thing, poring over the brochures and learnedly researching its aluminium construction.
29 he learnedly discusses the five parts of ancient Africa: Libia (Nile to Melila); Mauritania (Melila to Tangier/Tingy); Tingitanya (Tangier to Safi); Hantantica (Atlas to Ethiopia); and finally Ethiopia Inferior/Grande (Pacheco Pereira, Esmeraldo, 29 (Liv.
"Case was very long and very Learnedly argued." (140) As
Learnedly and elegantly, Como establishes connections between individuals and groups (while registering differences of emphasis and orientation), reconstructs intellectual predilections and systems, and formulates some daring conjectures about appropriations and amplifications.