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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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'Scholar Rock's Board of Directors, management team, and employees are sincerely grateful to Rhonda for her many contributions to the company and we wish her well in her future endeavors,' said Nagesh Mahanthappa, Ph.D., President and CEO of Scholar Rock.
Director General NLPD, Iftikhar Arif in his remarks welcomed the scholars, writers and poets to express solidarity with Kashmiri brethren.
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The PhD scholars gathered outside the HEC, who were holding placards and banners inscribed with slogans in favour of their demands.
She contended that in fact fresh Ph D scholar remained in contact till completions of their education but disappear soon after that.
The appointment of a retired employee of Radio Pakistan, a non-academician who is not even a PhD scholar and who never served in the university to head an institution established in the varsity for the advancement of works of a great scholar and guide, the fresh scholar does not bode well for the institution.
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Only 28 Phi Theta Kappa chapter advisers were selected from nearly 3,000 of their peers to serve as 2015 Faculty Scholars. They were selected through an application process based on knowledge of the 20142015 Honors Study Topic, "Frontiers and the Spirit of Exploration," and demonstrated excellence in teaching or administration.
Florence Nightingale, nursing's first scholar, laid the foundation for scholarship in nursing by communicating and publishing her knowledge of nursing as she questioned the status quo (MacKinnon, 2009).
Google Scholar has matured over the past few years.
As part of the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Programme, Kent State University in the United States is hosting four scholars from Libya in a programme that is sponsored by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars and supported by the US Department of State's Educational and Cultural Affairs Bureau.
The Yemeni Scholars' Association is known for supporting the former regime during the 2011 revolution while the Yemeni Scholars' Body, headed by Abdulmajeed Al-Zandni, a well-known Yemeni scholar, was known to side with the revolution.