He played football, wrestled, learned to laugh a lot, and poured himself into a career teaching poetry.
Your reporter, however, found that the more he learned, the madder he got.
The city may have learned something about resolve in the wake of the 9/11 attacks.
Since becoming a mom, I've learned the importance of drinking.
I was shocked, and conflicted, when I first learned of this policy.
Somehow or other—I don't know how—he had learned about—about John and me.
He had learned to take his grief and his despairs to the desert mountain tops.
She learned a thing because it was in the book; he learned a thing in order to use it.
This is my plea, on this I rest my cause— What saith my counsel, learned in the laws?
We learned late on the following day that Henning had not appeared at the office.
"having knowledge gained by study," mid-14c., past participle adjective from learn (v.) in former transitive sense. Related: Learnedly; learnedness.
Old English leornian "to get knowledge, be cultivated, study, read, think about," from Proto-Germanic *liznojan (cf. Old Frisian lernia, Middle Dutch leeren, Dutch leren, Old High German lernen, German lernen "to learn," Gothic lais "I know"), with a base sense of "to follow or find the track," from PIE *leis- "track." Related to German Gleis "track," and to Old English læst "sole of the foot" (see last (n.)).
The transitive sense (He learned me how to read), now vulgar, was acceptable from c.1200 until early 19c., from Old English læran "to teach" (cf. Dutch leren, German lehren "to teach," literally "to make known;" see lore), and is preserved in past participle adjective learned "having knowledge gained by study." Related: Learning.