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  • n. Plural form of expounder.

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Examples

  • They may be made to change their meaning by processes of interpretation; elasticity in a creed is favorable to permanence -- it is thereby able to adapt itself to changing conditions -- and the degree of elasticity depends largely on the persons who are its authorized expounders, that is, on the area of public opinion that these persons represent.

    Introduction to the History of Religions Handbooks on the History of Religions, Volume IV

  • As a vessel of war requires a harbor, and usually a better harbor than a merchant-vessel, it strikes us the "expounders" would do well to give this thought a moment's attention.

    Oak Openings

  • It is a little extraordinary that the fingers of so many of the great "expounders" turn out to be "thumbs," however, exhibiting clumsiness, rather than that adroit lightness which usually characterizes the dexterity of men who are in the habit of rummaging other people's pockets, for their own especial purposes.

    Oak Openings

  • Accordingly the Mameluke fell to work and wrote till he had made an end of his copy, when he read it to the old man, and he corrected it and presently said to him, “Know, O my son, that my five conditions are as follows; firstly, that thou tell not this story in the beaten high road nor before women and slave-girls nor to black slaves nor feather-heads; nor again to boys; but read it only before Kings and Emirs and Wazirs and men of learning, such as expounders of the Koran and others.”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Wazirs and men of learning, such as expounders of the Koran and others. "

    Arabian nights. English

  • Today, we are urged by tea party activists, and with excellent reason, to look to the authors of "The Federalist," the authoritative expounders of the Constitution, to recover the principles of limited government.

    The Myth of Conservative Purity

  • Reckless and incompetent expounders of Holy Scripture bring untold trouble and sorrow on their wiser brethren when they are caught in one of their mischievous false opinions and are taken to task by those who are not bound by the authority of our sacred books.

    Bishop Pierre Whalon: Why I Am Not An Atheist

  • In intellectual life physicians have, since medieval times, in all traditions born in the Middle East, whether Christian, Judaic or Islamic long been regarded as 'the torchbearers of secular erudition and the professional expounders of philosophy and the sciences, heirs to a universal tradition--a spiritual brotherhood that transcends the barriers of religion, language and countries'.

    Qanta Ahmed, MD: Bitter Medicine: Islamist Extremism at the Bedside

  • In intellectual life physicians have, since medieval times, in all traditions born in the Middle East, whether Christian, Judaic or Islamic long been regarded as 'the torchbearers of secular erudition and the professional expounders of philosophy and the sciences, heirs to a universal tradition -- a spiritual brotherhood that transcends the barriers of religion, language and countries'.

    Qanta Ahmed, MD: Bitter Medicine: Islamist Extremism at the Bedside

  • At once on awaking I summoned the interpreters and expounders of dreams and declared to them my dream,156 and they said to me: ‘Thou hast seven daughters, the youngest of whom thou wilt lose, and she will be taken from thee perforce, without thy will.’

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

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