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General Crossword Questions for “rote”

  • Learn by ____ (repetition)
  • Used a pen when talking like a parrot?
  • Degenerate English teaching by this
  • How hack produced copy - reportedly by uninspired repetition
  • Protest about routine


  • Rote learning is a learning technique which focuses on memorization. [edit] Rote learning vs. critical thinking. Rote methods are routinely used when quick memorization is required, such as learning one's lines in a play or memorizing a. — “Rote learning - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”,
  • The uninhabited Dana Island (also called Ndana), just south of Rote, with an area of 14 km2 (5 sq mi), is the southernmost island of Indonesia. Rote just off the southern tip of Timor Island consists of rolling hills, terraced plantations, and acacia palm, savanna and some forests. — “Rote Island - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”,
  • Rote attended Thomas Jefferson High School in San Antonio, Texas, where he was an all-state basketball and football player.[1] In college, Rote played behind Heisman Trophy winner Doak Walker at Southern Methodist University in 1948 and 1949. — “Kyle Rote - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”,


  • And such a one, who can con over by rote the old friendly gossip about the dead, talk about their ways, and looks, and likings, without much psychologic refinement, but with a simple admiration and liking that never measured them critically, but always with faith and love, is in general about as comfortable a companion as one can find for the common moods of grief. — “Uncle Silas” by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
  • The Friar, half-drunk, half-sober, had huddled a friar's frock over his green cassock, and now summoning together whatever scraps of learning he had acquired by rote in former days, "Holy father," said he, "'Deus faciat salvam benignitatem vestram'–You are welcome to the greenwood." — “Ivanhoe” by Sir Walter Scott
  • Yet let his child learn by rote the speech of the Greek, where he abjures his fellow-citizens by the bravery of those who fought foremost at Marathon–let him learn to say that was noble in the Greek, that is the spirit of an immortal nation! But the Jew has no memories that bind him to action; let him laugh that his nation is degraded from a nation; let him hold the monuments of his law which carried within its frame the breath of social justice, of charity, and of household sanctities–let him hold the energy of the prophets, the patient care of the Masters, the fortitude of martyred generations, as mere stuff for a professorship. — “Daniel Deronda” by George Eliot
  • Truths I call them, but I uttered them more by rote than by conviction, and he heard them unmoved. — “The Riddle of the Sands” by Erskine Childers
  • To say the truth, perfect beauty in both sexes is a more irresistible object than it is generally thought; for, notwithstanding some of us are contented with more homely lots, and learn by rote (as children to repeat what gives them no idea) to despise outside, and to value more solid charms; yet I have always observed, at the approach of consummate beauty, that these more solid charms only shine with that kind of lustre which the stars have after the rising of the sun. — “Tom Jones” by Henry Fielding
  • Lordings (quoth he), in churche when I preach, I paine me to have an hautein* speech, *take pains **loud <2> And ring it out, as round as doth a bell, For I know all by rote that I tell. — “Canterbury Tales” by Geoffrey Chaucer


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