Part of speech: noun

An exercise to be learned by a pupil; instruction; reproof; portion of Scripture.

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Usage examples "lesson":

  1. There stands your lesson for four years to come, if you can learn it in that time. - "The Ship of Stars", Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch.
  2. When I was a boy larnin' to shoot, sais father to me, one day, 'Sam, ' sais he, 'I'll give you a lesson in gunnin' that's worth knowin'. - "The Attache or, Sam Slick in England, Complete", Thomas Chandler Haliburton.
  3. For a moment I feared that he was going to give me an object lesson in the 'visitations' of which I had heard so much. - "The Beetle A Mystery", Richard Marsh.