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  • n. A person who expounds, explains

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who expounds or explains; an interpreter.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who expounds; an explainer; one who formally interprets or explains anything: as, an expounder of the Constitution.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a person who explains


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  • In the words of Gershom Scholem, the great modern expounder of Jewish messianism, it would have a “catastrophic character.”

    The Chosen Peoples

  • Environmental illuminati author and organizer of the 350 Movement Bill McKibben arrived as guest of honor; also present were local top minds Dr. Albert Bartlett of Manhattan Project fame and noted expounder on peak oil and population growth, and Dr. Kevin Trenberth of the National Center of Atmospheric Research, who won the Nobel Peace Prize with his colleagues for their work on two IPCC assessment reports.

    Anne Butterfield: Today's Know Nothing Movement, Seen from Boulder

  • His obsessive hope of finding a land passage to the Pacific made him the “expounder of a realm never made coherent by map or report,” Mr. Ross writes, a realm stretching from the Appalachians to Oregon (a name Rogers coined for the Pacific Northwest Territory) and “so vast and alien in its contours, fauna, botany, and human occupation that it ­resembled a new planet.”

    The Pioneer of Special Ops

  • My sable friend, thou art an expounder of mysteries, saith the illustrious Soldan — now would I give thee thine own weight in gold, if, by raising one still blacker than thyself or by what other means thou wilt, thou couldst show me the thief who did mine honour that wrong.

    The Talisman

  • Why, man, I should have been an expounder of the word, with a wig like a snow-wreath, and a stipend like — like — like a hundred pounds a year, I suppose.


  • “The eagle,” said the expounder of dark sayings, “is the cognizance of our noble lord the Archduke — of his royal Grace, I would say — and the eagle flies the highest and nearest to the sun of all the feathered creation.”

    The Talisman

  • But the protection which the Paduan Doctor received from some friends of interest and consequence, enabled him to set these imputations at defiance, and to assume, even in the city of Edinburgh, famed as it was for abhorrence of witches and necromancers, the dangerous character of an expounder of futurity.

    My Aunt Margaret's Mirror

  • But just as he began to come out with his “Ay, ay, we are all mortal, Vita incerta, mors certissima!” and two or three more pithy reflections, which he was in the habit of uttering after funerals, when the will of the deceased was about to be opened, — just then Mrs. Dods was pleased to become the expounder of her own oracle.

    Saint Ronan's Well

  • I cowardly kept my mouth shut, recently, because I feared a physical attack from the expounder of such crap.

    Out of Sight...

  • It might serve as an implied vindication of him against any dark scandal from a rival brother and expounder, or from any other quarter.

    George Silvermans's Explanation


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