lesson lesson  /ˈlɛ sən/


  1. (n) a unit of instruction
  2. (n) punishment intended as a warning to others
  3. (n) the significance of a story or event
  4. (n) a task assigned for individual study


  • The second, and more important, lesson has to do with bipartisanship.


  1. Parents concerned about candylike pill packaging - Sun, 30 Jun 2013 PST

    It’s a lesson parents often tell their children: Medicine is not candy. That’s why Nicole Ingram was so surprised when her daughter came home from a day at a Coeur d’Alene community center with a packet of Mike and Ike candies designed to look like prescription medication.
    on June 30, 2013     Source: The Spokesman-Review

  2. Guitar Lesson with a Tasty Tritone Lick is Online

    The online musical instruction company called Guitar Control has just released another free guitar lesson on You Tube that features a jazz fusion lick being taught by their young yet talented teacher, Cameron Rasmussen. (PRWeb June 29, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6/prweb10886854.htm
    on June 30, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  3. Wichita teachers union balks at thorough lesson plan requirements

    Representatives of United Teachers of Wichita reached a tentative one-year contract agreement on Friday, following a heated dispute in which the union balked at a proposed clause that would require teachers to keep well-crafted daily lessons plans. The Wichita Eagle reports that the agreement was reached late Friday, and it is not yet clear which side prevailed in the lesson-plan fight.
    on June 29, 2013     Source: The Daily Caller via Yahoo! News

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  1. "I think it's a lesson that video can only get us so far," Murphy said.
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Erin Murphy Source: The Associated Press

  2. "I think the subsequent five years have demonstrated that the lesson was learned," he said.
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Robert Gates Source: Los Angeles Times

  3. During the good days, the elation from his past successes meant "you kind of float on a cloud," but that "there's people who just want to pull you off that cloud," he said. "I learned a big lesson not to get on that cloud, and people...
    on Jul 9, 2010 By: Mark Cavendish Source: Hamilton Spectator

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