Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who fears crowds or mobs; one who dreads the ascendancy of the mob or mob-rule.
“Take Mark out of the equation, take an ochlophobist out of the equation, and there are ten more Orthodox folks who have had enough willing to fill in the ranks.”
“With the whorid corporatized massed media homogenization of words, even literary or supposedly literary words, it is a note of freedom that an anyman or an everyman or an ochlophobist or a fierce and fervent populist of the old style or any of such sorts can publish his or her own words in pixels, at no cost, and begin a conversation with like and disliked minds.”
“And ochlophobist sees no dishonor whatsoever in re-appropriating the funds used to purchase factory made, plastic wrapped, garbage calories in order to buy your staff rounds of small batch bourbon at the bar on Thursday night.”
“You hire an ochlophobist, make up all sorts of great things that he has done in your division all the while letting him stay home and read while on your payroll, and then, at the right time, have him transferred to your competitor exec's division, allowing his ochlophobic traits to go to work.”
“Thus, as you can see, hiring an ochlophobist for your anti-marketing is more trouble than it is worth and you are better off not to do it.”
“If the fellow who leaves the a bit too close to home Dilbert strips posted next to the coffee pot is like a bb gun, having an ochlophobist on company property is like an atomic bomb.”
“It will be the ochlophobist who suggests that instead of spending the money to fly and hotel all three, we instead draw straws.”
“The natural self-deprecation of the ochlophobist gets applied to the place where the ochlophobist works, and any service or product that place is seeking to sell.”
“One asks for this or that book by Paul Tillich, and the ochlophobist responds by saying that he is not able to get his hands on a copy of that book”
“In any event, if you are in need of someone who can talk others into why it is they do not really need or want what you provide, an ochlophobist is the help you need.”
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