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  • noun Plural form of relater.

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Examples

  • Those stories must drag horribly, that have not more hearers and applauders than relaters.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • Interpreters, as well as relaters, are often unfaithful, and still oftener incorrect, puzzling, and blundering.

    Letters to his son on The Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman

  • Not only was the fact of the meeting talked of in every respectable house, including the palace, but the very speeches of the dean, the archdeacon, and chancellor were repeated; not without many additions and imaginary circumstances, according to the tastes and opinions of the relaters.

    Barchester Towers

  • ‘Pray, Sir, could you have no redress if you were to prosecute a publisher for bringing out, under your name, what you never said, and ascribing to you dull stupid nonsense, or making you swear profanely, as many ignorant relaters of your bon-mots do?’

    The Life of Samuel Johnson LL.D.

  • This place was the scene of an action, much celebrated in the traditional history of Col, but which probably no two relaters will tell alike.

    A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland

  • The picture, though slightly coloured by the person - alities of the fact-relaters, is fairly true.

    Elric At The End of Time

  • There is a marked similarity between Little Red Riding Hood and Juanita, Marianita, the Cat and the Bear, and also between Uncle Remus's Tar Baby and The Gum Baby; but the Indian relaters insist that these two tales were told to them by their grandfathers, and they were "already then very old when my grandfather heard them."

    Taytay's Tales

  • 'Pray, Sir, could you have no redress if you were to prosecute a publisher for bringing out, under your name, what you never said, and ascribing to you dull stupid nonsense, or making you swear profanely, as many ignorant relaters of your bon-mots do [1267]?'

    Life Of Johnson

  • A few men are sufficient to broach falsehoods, which are afterwards innocently diffused by successive relaters [644]. '

    Life of Johnson

  • I found that all the relaters of this lore were positive as to the antiquity of the narratives, and distinguished accurately between what was or was not pre-Columbian.

    Algonquin Legends of New England

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