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Love is the extra effort we make in our dealings with those whom we do not like and once you understand that, you understand all. This idea that love overtakes you is nonsense. This is but a polite manifestation of sex. To love another you have to undertake some fragment of their destiny.
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Etymology 1

From Old English læran (to teach)

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Verb

learned

  1. Simple past tense and past participle of learn; taught

Adjective

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learned

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  1. Having much knowledge; scholarly, erudite, highly educated.
    My learned friend — a formal courteous description of a lawyer.
Usage notes
  • This adjectival sense of this word is sometimes spelt with a grave accent, to indicate that the second ‘e’ is pronounced as /ɪ/, rather than being silent, as in the verb form. Such usage is usually restricted to poetry and other works wherein it is important that the adjective’s disyllabicity be made explicit.
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Etymology 2

From Old English leornian (to acquire knowledge)

Alternative forms

  • learnt (UK only; not used in American English)

Pronunciation

Verb

learned

  1. Simple past tense and past participle of learn.
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Adjective

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Positive
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  1. derived from experience.
    Everyday behavior is an overlay of learned behavior over instinct.

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