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learn

(lĕrn)
To gain knowledge, understanding, or skill through study or practice.
[O.E. leornian]
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And verily, it is no commandment for to-day and to-morrow to LEARN to love oneself.
And above all did I learn standing and walking and running and leaping and climbing and dancing.
Even many of those stories which were written are lost too, but a few still remain, and from them we can learn much of the life and the history of the people who lived in our land ten and twelve hundred years ago, or more.
I've done with the grammar; I don't learn that any more.
However this may be, he quotes evidence to show that "birds do not LEARN to fly," but fly by instinct when they reach the appropriate age (ib.
The great ambition of the older people was to try to learn to read the Bible before they died.
Laugh at your mistakes but learn from them, joke over your troubles but gather strength from them, make a jest of your difficulties but overcome them.
His father and his teacher were both displeased with Seryozha, and he certainly did learn his lessons very badly.
Moreover, it is necessary to instruct children in what is useful, not only on account of its being useful in itself, as, for instance, to learn to read, but also as the means of acquiring other different sorts of instruction: thus they should be instructed in painting, not only to prevent their being mistaken in purchasing pictures, or in buying or selling of vases, but rather as it makes [1338b] them judges of the beauties of the human form; for to be always hunting after the profitable ill agrees with great and freeborn souls.
It is worth the expense of youthful days and costly hours, if you learn only some words of an ancient language, which are raised out of the trivialness of the street, to be perpetual suggestions and provocations.