verb (used with object)
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Origin of lesson
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH lessonlessen, lesson
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Example sentences from the Web for lesson
Thirty minutes after my lesson began, I was turned loose with my Pennsylvania map, my van full of supplies, and the traps.How to hunt for star-nosed moles (and their holes)|Kenneth Catania|September 15, 2020|Popular Science
This result would be an extraordinary lesson in how life really can adapt to all available niches within an environment.Gas spotted in Venus’s clouds could be a sign of alien life|Neel Patel|September 14, 2020|MIT Technology Review
The TikTok “sale” is turning out to be an object lesson in what you get when governments broker tech deals.Microsoft is dodging a bullet by “losing” out on TikTok|Jane Li|September 14, 2020|Quartz
The lesson of 2020 has been that brands need to tighten up every aspect of their e-commerce operation.Deep Dive: How the Summer of 2020 forced brand marketing to change for the better|jim cooper|September 14, 2020|Digiday
They gave her piano lessons but they couldn’t afford a piano, so Carlos’ father drew piano keys on a piece of paper so she could practice.
The second lesson is that no one writing before the twentieth century holds a key to our problems.
The testimony is damning: the world has not learned its lesson.
The question is whether universities will learn their lesson.How The University of Wisconsin Badgers Are Bucking the Big Ten Ticket Flop|Brian Weidy|October 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So maybe we should take a lesson from women with brass ovaries: comedy and feminism are longstanding bedfellows.
Isn't it time Kate took a lesson from her grandmother-in-law and weighted down those skirts against the pesky wind?
Two or three paragraphs are all that can be well done for a lesson.English: Composition and Literature|W. F. (William Franklin) Webster
I sneaked out of the office, followed by the broad smiles of every man in the place, and thus ended the first lesson.Danger Signals|John A. Hill and Jasper Ewing Brady
When the lesson was over, we used to go up to the watermelon patch behind the garden.My Antonia|Willa Cather
Mose was not an apt pupil, however, for he required a third lesson, and at the end of it Zanzibar was blowing heavily.Old Man Curry|Charles E. (Charles Emmett) Van Loan
Although it was difficult to bring this great culprit to justice, yet his death is a lesson to traitors.Beacon Lights of History, Volume VIII|John Lord
British Dictionary definitions for lesson
- a unit, or single period of instruction in a subject; classan hour-long music lesson
- the content of such a unit
Word Origin for lesson
Idioms and Phrases with lesson
see learn one's lesson; teach a lesson.