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pupil

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: School, Human
pupilpu‧pil /ˈpjuːpəl/ ●●● S2 W1 noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 especially British EnglishSES someone who is being taught, especially a child 🔊 About 20 pupils study music here. 🔊 staff and pupils 🔊 a star pupil (=a very good one) 🔊 a third-grade pupilsee thesaurus at student2 ldoce_086.png HBHthe small black round area in the middle of your eyeiris
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pupilThe 20 pupils attending the meetings are ages 5-12.The school has over 700 pupils.Many teachers express concern that even their more able pupils do not fulfil their potential in the subject.What this criticism draws attention to is the bitter truth about teachers' exclusive concentration upon creativity with working-class pupils.The specialist teacher may find that some visually handicapped pupils require direct support teaching sessions.The new law reduces the number of pupils per class in the first four years of schooling.The instructors walk around with weapons on their belts and constantly remind their pupils to don their ear protectors.Thus, although these pupils generally have difficulty with reading, this does not mean that written tests should be ruled out.star pupilElinor was a star pupil in her therapy class.At school in Somerset, I was a star pupil - keen, confident and bright.My Betty, star pupil of the arts line at Bedfordshire Comprehensive.Glenn Stephenson was the star pupil of the group Mitchell nurtured.
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