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liberal education

noun
1.
an education based primarily on the liberal arts, emphasizing the development of intellectual abilities as opposed to the acquisition of professional skills.
2.
wide experience and education:
Foreign travel gave him a liberal education.
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  • I was first taught at a public school, and then went to college to complete what is termed "a liberal education."

    Basil Wilkie Collins
  • To have known her—though to love her was impossible—is “a liberal education.”

    Dr. Sevier George W. Cable
  • Some old-timer paying his regards to a lady said: "To have loved her was a liberal education."

    Roads of Destiny O. Henry
  • These eight months in Philadelphia have been a liberal education for me.

    Patchwork Anna Balmer Myers
  • His father was a goldsmith, and gave him a liberal education.

  • Cortes, therefore, was in receipt of a liberal education for his day.

    South American Fights and Fighters Cyrus Townsend Brady
  • Word was quietly passed out among the wisest fellows to move to this boarding-house and get a liberal education in pie.

    The Iron Puddler James J. Davis
  • Why does history form a recognized part of our liberal education?

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