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Word: graduate

Definition: arrange into categories or grades; divide into marked intervals (for use in measurement); Ex. graduated ruler


Sentences Containing 'graduate'

Williams was not a common sort of person, by any means; he was a graduate of Harvard College, and came of good New England stock.
the investigations of long ago had proved that the benevolent Brown, like`Jack Hunt,'was not a real person, but a sheer invention of that gifted rascal, Williams burglar, Harvard graduate, son of a clergyman.
We have also what are called monstrosities; but they graduate into varieties.
To those who look at climate and the physical conditions of life as the all-important elements of distribution, these facts ought to cause surprise, as climate and height or depth graduate away insensibly.
Now I think no one will dispute that the ovigerous frena in the one family are strictly homologous with the branchiae of the other family; indeed, they graduate into each other.
Closely allied species, now living on a continuous area, must often have been formed when the area was not continuous, and when the conditions of life did not insensibly graduate away from one part to another.
These two kinds of flowers sometimes differ wonderfully in structure, yet may be seen to graduate into each other on the same plant.
Hence, we can understand how it is that these organs graduate in some cases, as I am informed by Mr. Busk, into each other.
The castes, moreover, do not generally graduate into each other, but are perfectly well defined; being as distinct from each other as are any two species of the same genus, or rather as any two genera of the same family.
But the important fact for us is that, though the workers can be grouped into castes of different sizes, yet they graduate insensibly into each other, as does the widely-different structure of their jaws.
I endeavoured to show, that the life of each species depends in a more important manner on the presence of other already defined organic forms, than on climate, and, therefore, that the really governing conditions of life do not graduate away quite insensibly like heat or moisture.
The curate told him he was quite right in all he had said in favour of arms, and that he himself, though a man of letters and a graduate, was of the same opinion.
He was a graduate of Osuna in canon law; but even if he had been of Salamanca, it was the opinion of most people that he would have been mad all the same.
This graduate, after some years of confinement, took it into his head that he was sane and in his full senses, and under this impression wrote to the Archbishop, entreating him earnestly, and in very correct language, to have him released from the misery in which he was living; for by God's mercy he had now recovered his lost reason, though his relations, in order to enjoy his property, kept him there, and, in spite of the truth, would make him out to be mad until his dying day.
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