Definitions

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  • n. One who imitates the style of the Ancient Greek poet Pindar.

Etymologies

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Pindar +‎ -ist

Examples

  • Pindarist knew him, but was on still closer terms with M. Chanut, the Swedish ambassador in France.

    The Queen Pedauque

  • Pindar is said by Horace to have written numeris lege solutis; but as no such lax performances have been transmitted to us, the meaning of that expression cannot be fixed; and perhaps the like return might properly be made to a modern Pindarist as Mr. Cobb received from Bentley, who, when he found his criticisms upon a Greek exercise, which Cobb had presented, refuted one after another by

    Lives of the English Poets : Prior, Congreve, Blackmore, Pope

  • It may be alleged that Pindar is said by Horace to have written numeris lege solutis; but as no such lax performances have been transmitted to us, the meaning of that expression cannot be fixed; and perhaps the like return might properly be made to a modern Pindarist as Mr. Cobb received from Bentley, who, when he found his criticisms upon a Greek exercise, which Cobb had presented, refuted one after another by Pindar's authority, cried out at last, "Pindar was a bold fellow, but thou art an impudent one."

    Lives of the English Poets: Prior, Congreve, Blackmore, Pope

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