Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who has a fondness for quoting or using maxims.

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • “If Israel accepts the maximist Palestinian proposals: a state on the 1967 armistice lines, removes all Jews from the west bank, and agrees to have east Jereusalem as the capitol of a palestinian state; Hamas and the 1.5 million Gazans it represents will still want to destroy Israel and Hamas would still wage war against Israel.”

    Matthew Yglesias » Israel’s Irrealism on Settlements

  • If Israel accepts the maximist Palestinian proposals: a state on the 1967 armistice lines, removes all Jews from the west bank, and agrees to have east Jereusalem as the capitol of a palestinian state; Hamas and the 1.5 million Gazans it represents will still want to destroy Israel and Hamas would still wage war against Israel.

    Matthew Yglesias » Israel’s Irrealism on Settlements

  • According to the economists, the causal nexus of the sources and the acquisition was either a maximist principle, like the law of rent, or an equilibrium of forces all economic, like the ambition of labourers to live and employers to pay as low wages as possible, which determined the ‘iron law of wages.’

    The Pseudo-Science of Economics

  • It must be observed that Franklin was afterwards the great maximist of his age, and that his life was devoted to the acquisition of worldly wisdom.

    Steam, Steel and Electricity

  • Philosophy still exhibits, in deference to popular prejudice and fanaticism, what the great French maximist defined as 'the homage that vice pays to virtue.'

    An Apology for Atheism Addressed to Religious Investigators of Every Denomination by One of Its Apostles

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.