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- n. Variant of polemicist.
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- n. A polemicist
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- n. A polemic.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A controversialist; a polemic.
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- n. a writer who argues in opposition to others (especially in theology)
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John Milton, England's great 17th century religious poet and political polemist, Milton, the puritan of puritans, writing bawdy poems?
Supreme polemist perhaps, but a bit over the top sometimes.
Another source of inspiration was the Muslim theologian and polemist Ibn Hazm, whose anti-Jewish polemic inspired Ibn Daud's Biblical exegesis.
He was Marx-ian propagandist and polemist-in-chief, but not a revolutionary politician of the proletariat.
As a polemist Gagarin was thorough, and his work as a religious propagandist was of great importance.
Nicephorus; Gregory Asbestus, former metropolitan of Syracuse and the consecrator of Photius; Eustratius, commentator on Aristotle and polemist under Alexius Comnenus; and Bessarion, afterwards cardinal.
Fléchier (1687-1710); the distinguished polemist Plantier (1855-75) whose pastoral letter (1873) called forth a protest from Bismarck; the preacher Besson (1875-88).
While in this new valuation he still retains the character of a disputatious, puritanical polemist, erratic in conduct, surly in manner, irascible in temper, biting in speech, it invests him with a shrinking reluctance to adopt any action however radical without the approval of the congregation or its accredited representatives.
King of France under the name of Charles X; Spifame (1548-58) who became a Calvinist in 1559, and was afterwards accused of forgery and beheaded at Geneva in 1556; the polemist Sorbin de Ste-Foi
Besides, Maeterlinck is in no way a polemist; in almost all his works there breathes a sweet, sometimes melancholy soul, so that in poetic beauty he excels many writers whose conception of the world rests perhaps more on the concept of personality.