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A member of the faculty at an institution of higher learning who has attained its highest possible academic rank and possesses special knowledge in an occupation requiring special skills

professor

Academia A member of the faculty at an institution of higher learning who has attained its highest possible academic rank, who possesses special knowledge in an occupation requiring special skills. See 'Chair. '. Cf, Lecturer.
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Whatever path the lecturer took amid the wilds of the past seemed invariably to lead him to some assertion as to extinct or prehistoric life which instantly brought the same bulls' bellow from the Professor.
I must ask you, Professor Challenger, to cease these ignorant and unmannerly interruptions.
Waldron sat down, and, after a chirrup from the chairman, Professor Challenger rose and advanced to the edge of the platform.
The professor sat in silence for a few minutes, and the darkness hid the grim smile that wreathed his wrinkled countenance.
The professor reached out a thin, trembling old hand through the darkness until it found his old friend's shoulder.
You certainly pulled me up into this tree just in time," said the professor at last.
Take the Professor to the breakfast-saloon, children," said the Warden.
I certainly wouldn't like to go without Tom," said the professor slowly.
urged the professor, much as one boy might urge another to take part in a ball game.
He jumped to his feet, his eyes snapping, and he looked eagerly and anxiously at Professor Bumper.
It seemed to me that had I a closer relationship I might better assist in adding to her happiness and safety--in short, Professor, I should like your permission to ask Virginia to marry me.
Sing Lee who stood just without the trap door through which he was about to pass Professor Maxon's evening meal to him could not be blamed for overhearing the conversation, though it may have been culpable in him in making no effort to divulge his presence, and possibly equally unpraiseworthy, as well as lacking in romance, to attribute the doctor's avowal to his knowledge of the heavy chest.