Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A philosopher: a word sometimes used with a contemptuous implication as nearly equivalent to philosophaster. Also, as French, philosophe.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Then Bush came along and ran a campeign and administration on the philosoph that 50% plus one vote is a majority and that compromise is weakness.

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  • Although he probably didn't mean it to come out this way philosoph has made my point.

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  • Of course, Buddhism is at root a non-theistic philosoph to begin with.

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  • So Plutarch, De placit. philosoph., c. 7; from which treatise the above opinions of the various sects are quoted, generally verbatim.

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  • Tse-Mallory had to support the philosoph around the b-thorax, as the old insect's legs proved too shaky to manage on their own.

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  • 'Understandable attitude,' murmured the philosoph.

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  • It seems that our friend the hard-headed philosoph, who wears his bones inside out, stood it better than the rest of us.

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  • To enjoy the view, 'The philosoph returned his attention to the great port and the doppler-distorted suns which glowed far more sharply than they ever could in their natural state.

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  • I'm not sure, replied the philosoph in equaly subdued tones, 'but I think perhaps our puzzle is setting about answering itself.'

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  • the definition is incomplete, philosoph is better known as a particular group of philosophers who had unique contributions to the French Revolution

    January 10, 2012

  • Dead poets, philosophs, priests,
    Martyrs, artists, inventors, governments long since,
    Language-shapers on other shores ...

    Whitman, "Starting from Paumanok"

    January 9, 2008

  • Heard this word used on NPR by an historian making a point about the French Revolution and the excellence of intellectuals such as Voltaire.

    October 6, 2007