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Antonyms for textbook

second-rate, wretched, mediocre, bad, vile, typical, poor, failed, nonstandard, deficient, trade edition, average, second class, trade book, substandard, ordinary, execrable, inadequate, disappointing, normal, unsatisfactory, inferior, representative, atrocious, low-grade.

Quotes of textbook

  1. Textbook publishers don't even bother to advertise at their conventions. – Peter Brimelow
  2. Jack Nicholson is a textbook actor who's very intuitive. He is absolutely brilliant at going as far as you can go, always pushing to the edge, but still making it seem real. – Tim Burton
  3. A people's literature is the great textbook for real knowledge of them. The writings of the day show the quality of the people as no historical reconstruction can. – Edith Hamilton
  4. I don't believe anybody can really grasp everything that's even in one textbook – Joshua Lederberg
  5. In Oxford before the war, I had, with this interest in mind, written a short textbook entitled, An Introduction to Economic Analysis and Policy. It was now my intention to rewrite this work. – James Meade
  6. I found a discarded textbook on calculus in a wastebasket and read it from cover to cover. – John Pople
  7. I had taken a course in Ethics. I read a thick textbook heard the class discussions and came out of it saying I hadn't learned a thing I didn't know before about morals and what is right or wrong in human conduct. – Carl Sandburg

Usage examples for textbook

  1. I don't ever let her face come between myself and the pages of a textbook – Dave Darrin's Fourth Year at Annapolis by H. Irving Hancock
  2. The laboratory method has been such an emancipation from the textbook slavery that there is some tendency to elevate it to an end in itself, whereas it must serve only as a very valuable means to an end. – Adequate Preparation for the Teacher of Biological Sciences in Secondary Schools by James Daley McDonald
  3. Clearly the instrument had been in use for some generations prior to Hugh Chamberlen, who translated from French into English the foremost obstetrical textbook of his time. – The Prospective Mother A Handbook for Women During Pregnancy by J. Morris Slemons
  4. Textbook of anatomy and physiology. – U.S. Copyright Renewals, 1959 January - June by U.S. Copyright Office
  5. In one of those interesting works is a document occupying eight printed pages, in which Napoleon had summarised a geographical textbook with a view to the more perfect mastery of its contents. – Terre Napoleon A history of French explorations and projects in Australia by Ernest Scott
  6. Percy's Reliques of ancient English poetry, in 1765 opened a storehouse of the fine old English ballads, which speedily became popular through the patronage of Scott, who made them his textbook for a variety of subjects. – The Interdependence of Literature by Georgina Pell Curtis
  7. Maxfield, the human textbook was to make the address for the Senior class. – At Good Old Siwash by George Fitch
  8. Now that composers appear bent upon introducing realism into their music, it is not impossible that even " L'Assommoir" may eventually serve as the groundwork of an operatic textbook – Masters of French Music by Arthur Hervey
  9. There are three methods ordinarily applied in teaching law; the lecture, the textbook and the study of selected cases. – The University of Michigan by Wilfred Shaw
  10. And yet he has studied the facts given in his textbook he has supplemented the text by his work in the library, and in the recitation; he has done everything that may reasonably be expected of him, except to assemble his historical information and review it as a whole. – The Teaching of History by Ernest C. Hartwell
  11. His " Principles of Political Economy," which may be said to be an exposition of the system of economics according to Ricardo, was for many years the principal textbook of the science, and will still be admitted to be the best and most complete statement of what, in the cant of the present day, is called orthodox political economy. – Contemporary Socialism by John Rae
  12. In the first edition of the Textbook the first letter contained the word " propono." – The Esperantist, Complete by Various
  13. One of our painstaking collaborators has promised to mark all words not to be found in the Textbook and we will always give their meanings. – The Esperantist, Complete by Various
  14. The crumpling and distortion of the successive layers of chalk can be seen with such ease that we might be looking at a geological textbook – Yorkshire Painted And Described by Gordon Home
  15. There's nothing in your textbook about hats. – The Zeppelin's Passenger by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  16. You expected perhaps three legs or a long bushy tail or teeth like that textbook tiger? – The Sound of Silence by Barbara Constant
  17. So complete, in fact, that schoolteachers all over the galaxy would have gotten the textbook they had always wanted- a concise chronicle of everything that had ever happened since the explosion of the primeval atom, a history textbook that no other history textbook could contradict for the simple reason that there were no other history textbooks. – Collector's Item by Robert F. Young
  18. A textbook of chemistry. – U.S. Copyright Renewals, 1959 January - June by U.S. Copyright Office
  19. No textbook can do away with the value of proper classroom work. – Dramatic Technique by George Pierce Baker