Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A writer of aphorisms.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A writer or utterer of aphorisms.

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  • noun A person who writes or recites aphorisms.

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  • noun someone who formulates aphorisms or who repeats aphorisms

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Examples

  • Devotees of popular history will have met some of these stories in the work of Liza Picard, Witold Rybczynski, Daniel Boorstin and others, but it's hard to imagine a better synthesizer than Bryson, or a pithier aphorist.

    Book review: 'At Home' by Bill Bryson

  • Devotees of popular history will have met some of these stories in the work of Liza Picard, Witold Rybczynski, Daniel Boorstin and others, but it's hard to imagine a better synthesizer than Bryson, or a pithier aphorist.

    Book review: 'At Home' by Bill Bryson

  • I toyed with being an aphorist, but the mode can get a bit tiresome.

    Excerpt from De Imitatio Calembouri

  • We can do no better than conclude with the observation of the great aphorist Samuel Johnson:

    :Acquired Taste

  • We can do no better than conclude with the observation of the great aphorist Samuel Johnson:

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • That's the difference between a comic-strip artist and an "aphorist."

    Comic-Strip Tease

  • Book critic Carlin Romano, who is also critic-at-large for the Chronicle of Higher Education (in which role he was a finalist last year for a Pulitzer in criticism), takes a look at that dubious aphorist, E.M. Cioran.

    An Inquirer trifecta ...

  • As usual, Easy isn't much of a detective - his inquiries lead to a chain of suspicious characters who finger one another - but he could hardly be improved as a philosopher and aphorist.

    Little Scarlet: Summary and book reviews of Little Scarlet by Walter Mosley.

  • She had been a child apart from her earliest years, a whimsical, sometimes meltingly reflective aphorist.

    Mark Twain

  • She had been a child apart from her earliest years, a whimsical, sometimes meltingly reflective aphorist.

    Mark Twain

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