Definition of schooldays in English:


plural noun

  • The period in someone's life when they attended school.

    ‘a close friend from their schooldays’
    • ‘He wrote on popular music, particularly his beloved Beatles, and the awkwardness of schooldays and adolescence.’
    • ‘A happy home and stimulating schooldays led him in 1893 to Culham College, Oxfordshire, where he gained his Teacher's Certificate, followed by senior teaching posts and headships.’
    • ‘Even the account that he gives of his schooldays has an impersonal, second-hand feel to it.’
    • ‘Jon, the focus of the book, spends his laconic, carefree schooldays fooling around with his best friend Bjorn, reading comic books, eating candy and telling jokes.’
    • ‘He isn't unhappy with his choice, but then again he and his wife had been good friends throughout their schooldays.’
    • ‘They hanker after their schooldays, going to ‘back to school’ disco nights and looking up their not-very-old mates on the Friends Reunited website.’
    • ‘I was an avid contributor to the magazine in my schooldays, but my last contribution was as a 16-year-old in 1955, my matric year.’
    • ‘Guns, drugs, gang warfare, vandalism, arson and even a fight among schoolgirls during a church service have made memorable headlines for stories suggesting that schooldays are no longer the happiest of days.’
    • ‘We had been good friends since our schooldays in the village and spent much time together.’
    • ‘I realised that this was the only occasion from all my schooldays when I could recall the teacher, the location, and the specific fact imparted.’
    • ‘More than anything, it is the hermetic mysteries of maths, remembered with discomfort from schooldays, that intimidate the public and make journalists wary as to how to mediate between scientists and a non-scientific audience.’
    • ‘Such pupils look back on their schooldays with gratitude and feel a strong loyalty to their old school.’
    • ‘Accounts of life there come from a variety of viewpoints - a schoolboy home for the holidays, a man employed on the project, a woman who shared memories of schooldays and of working in the office, and a district nurse.’
    • ‘In the quasi-autobiographical Discourse on Method, published in 1637 as the preface to three of his scientific essays, he gave the impression that he endured rather than profited from his schooldays.’
    • ‘It has also reminded me vividly of my schooldays, when the intellectual horizon of Chilean adolescents had more than a sliver reserved for paradox, mystery and ambiguity.’
    • ‘And I also thought it would be important for us to learn a little more about Charlie so I decided to tell what he and the girls' father were like during their schooldays.’
    • ‘She flitted between love affairs, rebelled against her conservative upbringing, battled the insecurity that had plagued her since schooldays, and barely thought about motherhood.’
    • ‘Most children do not experience trauma during ‘the best years of their lives,’ but for some Lord of the Flies can be closer to their experience of schooldays.’
    • ‘Life is still a never-ending stretch of schooldays and work.’
    • ‘From schooldays he was a friend of Denis and Vuillard (whose sister he married in 1893) and he met Bonnard at the Académie Julian in Paris, where he enrolled in 1888.’