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learn

(lĕrn)
To gain knowledge, understanding, or skill through study or practice.
[O.E. leornian]
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Poor Meg seldom complained, but a sense of injustice made her feel bitter toward everyone sometimes, for she had not yet learned to know how rich she was in the blessings which alone can make life happy.
Then would the apostle call to him an Indian boy, one of his scholars, and show him the manuscript which had so puzzled the learned Englishmen.
By the time he was seventeen he had learned to read the simple, child's primer and had fully realized the true and wonderful purpose of the little bugs.
In the midst of my struggles and longing for an education, a young coloured boy who had learned to read in the state of Ohio came to Malden.
While imprisoned in the shed Pierre had learned not with his intellect but with his whole being, by life itself, that man is created for happiness, that happiness is within him, in the satisfaction of simple human needs, and that all unhappiness arises not from privation but from superfluity.
We've learned the truth of what Professor Woodleigh told us last Philomathic," said Phil.
He had early learned the iron law of the immediate, and to accept what was when it was, rather than to strain after far other things.
And then, after some time, - a very indeterminate time, - when he had learned and prepared himself, he would write the great things and his name would be on all men's lips.
Practically all his waking time off duty, Dag Daughtry spent with the imprisoned Michael, who, at command, had quickly learned to refrain from whining and barking.
It was in this way that the grey cub learned other attributes of his mother than the soft, soothing, tongue.
No," said Charmian, ignoring John Barleycorn's roughness, as so many women have learned to do.
But as time went on, as life became more easy, in one way or another the savage learned to become less savage.