of the old school

of the old school

if someone is of the old school, they have traditional ideas about how to do something and they do not accept new ways of doing it She was a teacher of the old school and believed in strict discipline.
See also: of, old, school
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To the last Lavalle was a Catholic of the old school, accepting--he who had looked into the very heart of the lightnings--the dogmas of papal infallibility, of absolution, of confession--of relics great and small.
Riley spoke of such acquaintances kindly as "people of the old school.
The Prince," she said, "is an intriguer of the old school.
Cobb, who, it is needless to say, was distinctly of the old school in medicine.
The notable wife of Kamehameha, the renowned conqueror and king of the Sandwich Islands, used to pride herself in the skill she displayed in dyeing her tappa with contrasting colours disposed in regular figures; and, in the midst of the innovations of the times, was regarded, towards the decline of her life, as a lady of the old school, clinging as she did to the national cloth, in preference to the frippery of the European calicoes.
In his way he was quite as much one of the old school as the Earl of Eastchester, and the idea of a lady - a Wendermott, too - calling herself a journalist and proud of making a few hundreds a year was amazing enough to him.
In this dilemma an appeal is made to Anytus, a respectable and well-to-do citizen of the old school, and a family friend of Meno, who happens to be present.
There was an airy disregard for legal formalities about him which exasperated his father, an attorney of the old school.
A gastronome of the old school who preserves the simple
Why, after I graduated, and before my father died--he was of the old school and laughed at what he called my theories--I traveled for a couple of years.
His manners were pleasantly marked by the formal grace and refinement of the old school of politeness, quickened by the invigorating sharpness and readiness of a man whose business in life obliges him always to keep his faculties in good working order.
She was a ship of the old school, rather small if anything; with an old fashioned claw-footed look about her.
Give me their books, give me their studies, their memoirs, and though I am not a literary critic, yet I will prove as clear as day that every chapter and every word of their writings has been the work of a former landed proprietor of the old school.
Part of the old school building, which shut down in 1990, will be transformed in time for the arrival of pupils on a temporary basis in September.
We are happy to be able to offer our customers the ability to sell or trade in their iPod devices and like our policy for our video game business, we will pay the best prices for these devices that they will get anywhere," said President and owner of the Old School Game Vault Brandon Hieber.