Definition of classmate:
The book was generously praised in the North American Review by his former classmate, Longfellow; and Edgar Poe showed his keen critical perception by predicting that the writer would easily put himself at the head of imaginative literature in America if he would discard allegory, drop short stories and compose a genuine romance.- "Brief History of English and American Literature", Henry A. Beers.
- "Journeys Through Bookland Volume Four", Charles H. Sylvester.
It flashed back to the day in Sunday School when he and his little classmate had heard for the first time of his nickname- sake Tubalcain, the ancient artificer in brass; to his anger when the name was combined with Seward and made into Subal Cane; to his relief when it was worn down by use into Sube Cane; and finally it got round to the apprehension that now seized him whenever he was called by his own baptismal name- and he squirmed in the chair as his father went on in a tone that was alarmingly gentle.- "Sube Cane", Edward Bellamy Partridge.