finishing school


Definition of finishing school

: a private school for girls that emphasizes cultural studies and prepares students especially for social activities

Examples of finishing school in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After finishing school, Burton modified the Snurfer into the snowboard, founding a company that bears his last name. Andrew Freeman, Outside Online, 21 May 2012 Still, homelessness didn’t stop Dawson from finishing school, graduating from Holmes Elementary and Gage Park High schools. William Lee, Chicago Tribune, 27 Apr. 2022 London has been a key location in connecting with the wider African diaspora and providing a finishing school for popular artists such as Wizkid, Burna Boy and Davido to regularly sell out the O2 Arena. Christian Adofo, Billboard, 23 Mar. 2022 Rodriguez-Lopez dreamed of owning a house and finishing school, Quiroz said. oregonlive, 18 Jan. 2022 At 23, most young adults are beginning their lives: finishing school and entering the workforce to start a career, traveling to new places, meeting a partner and joining their lives together, and staying ready for the next adventure. Carrie Kerpen, Forbes, 25 May 2021 After finishing school at 17, Mr. Stoddart wanted to become a reporter, but the local newspaper, the Berwick Advertiser, only had an opening for an apprentice photographer. Washington Post, 21 Nov. 2021 According to a recent study, six out of ten Honduran students would prefer to leave the country after finishing school. Jon Lee Anderson, The New Yorker, 8 Nov. 2021 After finishing school Brandon decided to focus on creating films. Tommy Williams, Forbes, 13 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of finishing school

1832, in the meaning defined above

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31 May 2022

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“Finishing school.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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