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lesson

(Castigation), noun admonishment, censure, chastening, chastisement, chiding, correction, denunciation, disciplinary measure, discipline, infliction, punishment, rebuke, reprimand, reproach, reproof, scolding, tongue-lashing, upbraiding

lesson

(Example), noun advice, archetype, education, exemplary, gold standard, good example, ideal, illustration, instruction, learning experience, lecture, maxim, model, moral fable, noble action, paragon, preachment, precedent, precept, prototype, schooling, sermon, shining example, standard, teaching
See also: caveat, correction, guidance, punishment
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The time passed in such meditations, and when the teacher came, the lesson about the adverbs of place and time and manner of action was not ready, and the teacher was not only displeased, but hurt.
So, Delia said she must give music lessons to keep the chafing dish bubbling.
I say, Magsie," said Tom at last, shutting his books and putting them away with the energy and decision of a perfect master in the art of leaving off, "I've done my lessons now.
Rose liked to read aloud, and gladly gave him the chapter in "Nicholas Nickleby" where the Miss Kenwigses take their French lesson.
And out of bed he jumped, and read in his book, and now all at once he knew his whole lesson.
I observed you in your class this morning, and saw you were closely attentive: your thoughts never seemed to wander while Miss Miller explained the lesson and questioned you.
He spoke so kindly, and opened Hans Andersons's fairy tales so invitingly before me, that I was more ashamed than ever, and went at my lesson in a neck-or-nothing style that seemed to amuse him immensely.
Monsieur Creemsvort," said she, in a whisper: for when the schoolrooms were silent, the directress always moved with velvet tread, and spoke in the most subdued key, enforcing order and stillness fully as much by example as precept: "Monsieur Creemsvort, that young person, who has just entered, wishes to have the advantage of taking lessons with you in English; she is not a pupil of the house; she is, indeed, in one sense, a teacher, for she gives instruction in lace-mending, and in little varieties of ornamental needle-work.
If I had been you," said Ginger, "I would have given those boys a good kick, and that would have given them a lesson.
The lower-fourth, and all the forms below it, were heard in the great school, and were not trusted to prepare their lessons before coming in, but were whipped into school three-quarters of an hour before the lesson began by their respective masters, and there, scattered about on the benches, with dictionary and grammar, hammered out their twenty lines of Virgil and Euripides in the midst of babel.
I also learned a valuable lesson at Hampton by coming into contact with the best breeds of live stock and fowls.
But I can't give him the lesson until I catch him in the act.