• Nor is it the eloquence or the erudition or the IQ level of members.

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  • What is undeniably true is that Hodgman has parlayed his false erudition to unexpected renown.

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  • Their unique combination of incompetence and erudition is sure to find new opportunities outside of Wall Street.

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  • It's amazing how forgiving men can be about a woman's lack of erudition, if she is exceptionally pretty.

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  • But Mr. LaPratt said a sommelier shouldn't simply rattle off facts or dazzle his audience with his erudition.

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  • Too often he seems to want to impress hardcore engineers with his erudition rather than enlighten lay readers.

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  • It is intellectually lazy of Kilson in particular to take such a tack, since he's renowned for his erudition.

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  • If erudition and populism mixed giddily that day, so did thoroughness and irrelevance.

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  • One by one, at the front of the chapel, people talked about Canaris, his charm, his modesty, his insight and erudition.

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  • Nonetheless, that readers were agitating for a Bierce volume at all speaks, I suspect, to their generally high level of engagement and erudition.

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  • As a historian, I know well the musty scent of book mold wafting up like some pheromone of erudition from a long unopened tome.

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  • It was almost like being back in Harvard, but now he was a professor, dispensing erudition, occasionally raising a chuckle from an attentive audience.

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  • The erudition of John Julius Norwich, Cooper's son, may have led him to assume that the only editing necessary was a winnowing of the entries.

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  • Encouraged into the field by Elizabeth David, four decades of his scholarship and erudition were recognized last year when he was awarded the Erasmus Prize.

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  • Friendly, of the federal appeals court in New York, who was legendary for his scholarship and erudition, but was not known as an especially partisan figure.

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  • Mr. Magill's range is extraordinary, and his wit, erudition and powers of observation give credence to judgments that might otherwise strike us as just a tad, well, insincere.

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  • Like all Mr Jacob's books, this is a literary marvel, full of wit, erudition and wisdom, and it deals with one of the fundamental questions of human existence.

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  • Bringing together his huge erudition, scrupulous fairness and elegant prose, Mr Darwin has produced a wonderfully stimulating account of something that today seems almost incredible yet was, in historical terms, only yesterday.

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  • With elegance and erudition, Mr Overy opens a window into the mind of a generation a generation with anxieties both very different from and yet surprisingly similar to those of our own today.

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  • But he wears his enormous erudition lightly, and for all its musical, cultural and even philosophical insights, this is a wide-ranging and approachable book that will appeal to pianists of every level.

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  • Mr Hitchings reviews such matters with cool erudition.

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  • Anwar's openness emerges in part from his erudition.


  • The talent and erudition, the political views and beard-and-bandanna look, all of it meshed with his avowed taste for tobacco and alcohol to make him a romantic outsized figure: part rebel, part intellectual, part Latin hunk, part superstar.

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  • With impressive erudition, the author travels across China, India, the Islamic world and different regions of Europe looking for the main components of good political order and at how and why these emerged (or failed to) in each place.

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  • The driven, abstemious Mr Radler enjoyed sweating profits from small, neighbourhood newspapers in their native Canada, while Lord Black cut a dash as a budding media magnate with his eye for a deal, strong conservative views and flashy erudition.

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  • Perhaps an Iranian nuclear scientist rational, humanistic, a man of erudition will realize one day what it would mean for the Islamic Republic to have nuclear weapons and will emerge from the subterranean centrifuge halls of the Iranian desert with secrets in hand.

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  • This is just one of the many uses to which this iconic building has been put, vicissitudes which are traced with verve and erudition by Mary Beard in this highly readable book, the first in a new series on ancient buildings, which Ms Beard is also editing.

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