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learned profession

noun
1.
any of the three vocations of theology, law, and medicine, commonly held to require highly advanced learning.
Compare profession (def 1).
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  • On one thing I was determined: I should follow a learned profession.

    Prester John John Buchan
  • An ambitious man has a son whom he destines to a learned profession.

  • And then it was clear that this man had no appreciation of the dignity of a learned profession.

    Doctor Thorne

    Anthony Trollope
  • "He can't be too well educated, whether he enters a learned profession or not," responded Mr. Washington.

  • It was necessary to engage in some pursuit, and I had not prepared myself for any learned profession.

    Father Brighthopes John Townsend Trowbridge
  • If a learned profession was denied me I vastly preferred a veld store to an Edinburgh office stool.

    Prester John John Buchan
  • It would be supposed that the men of the learned profession were the men who work for something beside money.

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  • The learned profession is yours if you deserve it, and you can deserve it only through study, application, and perseverance.

    Carpentry for Boys J. S. Zerbe
  • Oh, Morris, what a pity you had not been a white man, and been brought up at a learned profession!

    Ishmael

    Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
  • In those dayes boyes were seldome taught to read that were not to be of some learned profession.

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