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  • n. Plural form of perfecter.

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Examples

  • Now in the genus of perfection according to Dionysius (Eccl.Hier. v, vi), bishops are in the position of "perfecters," whereas religious are in the position of being "perfected"; the former of which pertains to action, and the latter to passion.

    Summa Theologica, Part II-II (Secunda Secundae) Translated by Fathers of the English Dominican Province

  • Religion and tradition are the only real bulwark against the self-appointed improvers and perfecters of our humanity.

    LOSING OUR RELIGION

  • There is a connection between the rise of that notion -- schools as society's perfecters -- and the decline of schools as producers of graduates who think precisely, write clearly, read complex material and bring historical understanding to today's conditions.

    Curdled Politics On Campus

  • It is a hymn to particularities and the ordinary, and an exhortation to confound the "progressives" and perfecters who would dash around "with an axe, hacking branches off the trees whenever there were not the same number on both sides."

    Beach Reading Without Guilt

  • _On the contrary, _ Dionysius (Eccl.Hier. v) ascribes perfection to bishops as being perfecters, and (Eccl.Hier. vi) to religious (whom he calls monks or _therapeutai_, i.e. servants of God) as being perfected.

    Summa Theologica, Part II-II (Secunda Secundae) Translated by Fathers of the English Dominican Province

  • Reply Obj. 3: The subjection of religious is chiefly in reference to bishops, who are compared to them as perfecters to perfected, as

    Summa Theologica, Part II-II (Secunda Secundae) Translated by Fathers of the English Dominican Province

  • If the wiseacre meant that Purcell did not leave, as Haydn and Mozart undoubtedly did, a form in which dullards may compose until the world is sick, then the wiseacre is right But the inventors and perfecters of forms have not always wrought an unmitigated good.

    Purcell

  • Now, I have observed that the men who do this kind of work are always the second-rate men: first come the inventors, the pioneers, and then the perfecters; it is always at the close of a school that the tip-top men arise.

    Haydn

  • Then I said to myself again: "Let her go, Joe, no matter what you tell now you will fall below the standard set by these professional perfecters of pure reason, and are safe to do your best, or your worst."

    Marse Henry (Volume 2) An Autobiography

  • The "Saracens" were the perfecters of the clepsydra: Bosseret (p. 16) and the Chronicon Turense (Beckmann ii. 340 et seq.) describe the water-clock sent by Al-Rashid to

    Arabian nights. English

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