education

Category: Education | Type: Glossary Word | Title: Evelina (in Context) | Author: Fanny Burney | Vol: Volume II | Ch: Letter XIX.

"The process of 'bringing up' (young persons); . . .with reference to social station, kind of manners and habits acquired." OED This more general sense of upbringing is obsolete relative to modern usage: that is, education as systematic instruction.  Thus, though brought up for a lower station in life, Mr. Smith tries to "put on the fine gentleman." 

 

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