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a scholar and a gentleman

Someone (usually a male, due to the gender implication of "gentleman") who is admirable or of high esteem. Although used sincerely as a compliment, it is generally bombastic and lighthearted in nature. Thank you for helping me move into the new house, you are truly a scholar and a gentleman.
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a gentleman and a scholar

Someone (usually a male, due to the gender implication of "gentleman") who is admirable or of high esteem. Although used sincerely as a compliment, it is generally bombastic and lighthearted in nature. Thank you for helping me move into the new house, you are truly a scholar and a gentleman.
See also: and, gentleman, scholar

gentleman and a scholar, a

Well behaved and well educated. This term dates from the days when only well-born boys and men (or those who entered a religious order) received any education at all. Its earliest appearance in print was in George Peele’s Merrie Conceited Jests of 1607 (“He goes directly to the Mayor, tels him he was a Scholler and a Gentleman”). It probably was close to being a cliché by the time Robert Burns used it jokingly in his The Twa Dogs (1786): “His locked, letter’d braw brass collar shew’d him the gentleman an’ scholar.”
See also: and, gentleman

a gentleman and a scholar

A complimentary term for a person, especially one who has done you a favor. Back in the era when courteous behavior and academic achievement were prized far more highly than they are today, acknowledging a kindness, such as holding the door or relinquishing a place on line so that someone else could get a taxi, would be met with a smile, a nod, and the phrase, “You are a scholar and a gentleman.”
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He said that the delay in attestation occurred in exceptional cases, particularly where a scholar had completed the degree in more than eight years conflicting with the rules and regulations.
Talking to reporter scribe about their pathetic plight, PhD scholars regretted that HEC had inked a bond with universities' management and scholars under which they were bound to return to the country, stay for five years and teach in the universities for one year, but they were left in lurches and continue to be unemployed since long.
There have certainly been detractors who have described Scholar as a mashup of poor data, poor search capability, and inferior citation counting.
The goals of the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Programme are to build higher-education capacity in Libya and Iraq through faculty development and mentoring, foster long-term collaboration and institutional linkages between Libyan and Iraqi scholars and US academics, and to promote mutual understanding by facilitating the scholars' engagement with the broader host-campus community.
Today, it is difficult to differentiate between a scholar and a businessman.
Yusuf DeLorenzo, respected scholar and Chief Shari'ah Officer at Shari'ah Capital.
At the time of the last Google Scholar review [6], Elsevier, Highwire, American Chemical Society, and Ingenta were not included in the agreements for full-text access.
A year after his release, with the Scholar Rescue Fund's support, Kaputu relocated to Japan where he has continued his comparative project on Shamanism as practiced in Northern Japan (Itako) and in Central Africa (Bikishi).
A celebrated scholar, Franklin would be awarded over 130 honorary degrees; one of them was bestowed by Long Island University's Brooklyn campus in 1964, the year I graduated there.
Many scholars write of being drawn into the world of the text, where we are re-formed by the powerful envisioning of God's realm.
Biblical scholars and their colleagues in history, archaeology, and the social sciences have uncovered a treasure trove of information about the politics, economics, culture, religion, and literature of first-century Palestine and can tell us so much more about the world in which Jesus lived and died.
However, also without exception, they all seemed to wear the selfsame colors as the scholars specified in the job advertisements: they all delivered lectures that sounded as if they had been written by the same person.
In the secluded corner where Rembrandt has placed him, the scholar seeks what Aristotle believed all humans naturally desire, knowledge.
2 Every scholar on entering his or her class shall reverently kneel or stand and repeat a short prayer.