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correspondence course

noun
1.
a course of instruction provided by a correspondence school.
Origin of correspondence course
1900-1905
First recorded in 1900-05
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  • "That's what comes of studying a correspondence course," said the chief.

    Analyzing Character

    Katherine M. H. Blackford and Arthur Newcomb
  • He had every aptitude in full measure, and all that remained was to subscribe to the correspondence course.

    Merton of the Movies Harry Leon Wilson
  • One correspondence course will teach you this useful art in two and a half lessons.

  • You can take electrical engineering in a correspondence course, even after you are married.

    Analyzing Character

    Katherine M. H. Blackford and Arthur Newcomb
  • So, month after month, year after year, he struggled away with his correspondence course in electrical engineering.

    Analyzing Character

    Katherine M. H. Blackford and Arthur Newcomb
  • I got up a correspondence course in courting for the purpose of straightening out the crooked course of true love.

    Confessions of a Neurasthenic William Taylor Marrs
  • Some of my experiences led me to wonder if there is a correspondence course for economists and statesmen.

    The Affable Stranger Peter McArthur
  • I rebuilt my camera for about the twentieth time and just about finished a correspondence course in nucleonics.

    The Repairman Harry Harrison
  • Well, I never saw them danced before, so it must have been by a correspondence course.

  • Say,” the lad continued earnestly, “that guy never got his knowledge out of a correspondence course!

    Boy Scouts in the North Sea

    G. Harvey Ralphson
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