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Michaelmas term

the autumn term at Oxford and Cambridge Universities, the Inns of Court, and some other educational establishments
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  • I could vary it not so little as thrice over again; 't has some eight returns, like michaelmas term.

  • At which time we all departed several ways into the country, to meet again at the beginning of michaelmas term.

    What Gunpowder Plot Was Samuel Rawson Gardiner
  • This ceremony is generally gone through on the first day of michaelmas term, previous to receiving the judges.

    Old and New London Walter Thornbury
  • Me savin's amount to somethin' over thirty pound, so I may venture on the step, and prisint meself at the michaelmas term.

  • In "michaelmas term" the realism of Middleton's comic style is no longer alloyed or flavored with poetry or fancy.

    The Age of Shakespeare Algernon Charles Swinburne
  • For the first half of the michaelmas term Darsie might literally have been described as never out of hot water.

    A College Girl Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  • At the michaelmas term of 1684 he was accused of having wilfully perjured himself at the late trials.

    Royalty Restored J. Fitzgerald Molloy
  • The michaelmas term was prorogued until December 5, but very few came to the congregation, the plague not ceasing until February.

  • It was about a month before the commencement of michaelmas term that the parties quitted London.

    Guy Fawkes Thomas Lathbury

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