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correspondence school

a school operating on a system in which study materials and tests are mailed to the students, who in turn mail their work back to the school for grading.
Origin of correspondence school
First recorded in 1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • “You must have took a course in outlawing from some correspondence school,” he continued.

    The Coyote James Roberts
  • A correspondence school course in legerdemain, Steven explained.

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  • A divorcée is one who has graduated from the correspondence school of Experience.

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  • He was taking a course in jiu-jitsu from a correspondence school.

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    Harry Leon Wilson
  • The one they had on the job yesterday must have learned from a correspondence school.

    "Same old Bill, eh Mable!" Edward Streeter
  • We did not have to practice the rigid economy of the correspondence school or of languages by phonograph.

    The Joys of Being a Woman Winifred Kirkland
  • You could have swapped Siwash off for a correspondence school without noticing any difference in the reverberations.

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  • I'll be back in time to read over my last lesson from the chauffeurs' correspondence school.

    The Flying Mercury Eleanor M. Ingram
  • He made no charge for his teaching, took up no collections, and never inaugurated a correspondence school.

  • Stung by his reprimand and angered because the correspondence school graduate had bested him, the chief engineer resigned.

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    Katherine M. H. Blackford and Arthur Newcomb
British Dictionary definitions for correspondence school

correspondence school

an educational institution that offers tuition (correspondence courses) by post
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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