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- n. One who practises. agent noun of practise.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who practises or performs, or carries out in action or conduct.
- n. One who exercises a profession; a practitioner.
- n. One who uses schemes or stratagem; one who plots; a conspirator.
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"And he's a good practiser, which is far better," said his wife.
Nor less in matters of war, in the use of the bow and the javelin, was he held by men in general to be at once the aptest of learners and the most eager practiser.
And the religious fanaticism that Morier tweaked also echoes down the years: A character named Nadan who wants to become Tehran's religious leader, Morier writes, has no peer "either as a zealous practiser of the ordinances of his religion, or a persecutor of those who might be its enemies."
Mr. Squinny is of exactly the opposite school, as delicate as milk-and-water, harmless in his habits, fond of the flute when the state of his chest will allow him, a great practiser of waltzing and dancing in general, and in his journal mildly malicious.
It is absolutely requisite that the complete person he contemplator of things which have a being, and the practiser of those thing which are decent; and this easily appears by the following instances.
Saturn was a man, fabled to have escaped by flight from his son to avoid being thrust from his kingdom; Jupiter also, the lewdest practiser of all debaucheries and of unnatural vice, the abuser of the women of his own family, who could not even abstain from intercourse with his own sister, as she herself admitted in the words “sister and spouse of Jove.”
O thou of wicked soul, thou too art a practiser of such feline behaviour.
And to this end God prescribed in the law that the king should still have a copy of the law of God by him, therein to read continually, Deut.xvii. 18-20; because he was to be not only a practiser, but also a protector thereof, a keeper of both tables.
Not because he was the "father of the faithful," forsook home and country for the truth's sake, was the most eminent preacher and practiser of righteousness in his day; nay, verily, for all this he gets faint praise; but then he had "SERVANTS BOUGHT WITH MONEY!!!"
With passions under complete control, intelligent, possessing a retentive memory, the practiser of all virtues, the conqueror of his six passions of powerful mind, surpassing all, and fully acquainted with the science of morality and political science, the father had ruled over these subjects for sixty years.