from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A scholar or pupil attending a day-school.—
  • noun A scholar who attends a boarding-school, but who boards at home.


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  • He was entered as a day-scholar at a popular school at

    Wessex Tales

  • He had leave to go to the little town of Longhampton, three miles away, to visit a day-scholar, a great friend of his, now on the sick list.

    Jack Haydon's Quest

  • Chegaray's, where Frances Kellogg was a boarding pupil and in a class higher than mine when I was a day-scholar.

    As I Remember Recollections of American Society during the Nineteenth Century

  • Every day-scholar will be charged 1 dollar for fire-wood; besides the above charges none will be made, except for the necessary books.

    North Carolina Schools and Academies 1790-1840 A Documentary History

  • And, consequently, when my friend looked in to visit a day-scholar who was to be operated on for adenoids -- I've no idea what they are, but a thing with a name like that would naturally have to be cut out of one -- she was told of this poor fellow, and has shed the light of her countenance on him occasionally since.

    The Dop Doctor

  • During the intervals of sickness my mother yielded to our entreaties, and Caroline was sent to school; but as a day-scholar she often missed classes for one reason or another, being so often wanted, and after becoming a boarder she never remained in the same institution for more than a few months at a time.

    Philip Gilbert Hamerton

  • But being now become a day-scholar at the Grammar School, and thrown whether I would or not among other boys of my own age, I sank my recondite self deeply under the folds of my quickened senses.

    Lore of Proserpine

  • School, which he attended for some years as a day-scholar.


  • Proudhon entered school as a day-scholar in the sixth class.

    What is Property? An Inquiry into the Principle of Right and of Government.

  • But the fact that I had been cut off from my coevals by night, cut me off from them also by day -- so that I was nothing to them, neither a boarder nor a day-scholar, neither flesh, fish nor fowl.

    Father and Son: a study of two temperaments


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