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  • n. someone who theorizes (especially in science or art)


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  • And think about whether they want to be associated with this sort of bullying, aggressive, rude behaviour - irrespective of the sincerity (or otherwise) of the beliefs held, and the social skills and mental functioning abilities (or otherwise) of the theoriser.

    If you are a conspiracy theorist....

  • We shall see later that he possesses qualities altogether apart from those of the theoriser or the man of action.

    Sir John French

  • He makes the young lover an idealistic theoriser about the very things about which he really would have been a sort of mystical materialist.

    George Bernard Shaw

  • As a lecturer, a theoriser, and a populariser of his art, Haydon has just claims to grateful remembrance.

    Little Memoirs of the Nineteenth Century

  • What a miracle, this trust in a man over-brimming with ideas, the brilliant biological theoriser of "The Evolution of Sex" in the

    Without Prejudice

  • This was written in the thirteenth century, and it is scarcely edifying to find four hundred years after this the Jesuit Father Lana, who contrived to make his name live in history as a theoriser in aeronautics, arrogating to himself the bold conception of the English Friar, with certain unfortunate differences, however, which in fairness we must here clearly point out.

    The Dominion of the Air; the story of aerial navigation

  • After this strong expression of opinion, it may appear somewhat strange that such a bold theoriser should at once have set himself to construct the largest gas balloon on record.

    The Dominion of the Air; the story of aerial navigation

  • The mystery of the star-depths has had its charm for the mathematician as well as for the poet; for the exact observer as for the most fruitful theoriser; nay, for the man of business as for him whose life is passed in communing with nature.

    Myths and Marvels of Astronomy

  • Darwin was an experimental scientists before he was a theoriser.

    Exiled Preacher

  • To that I’ll begin by saying—if you haven’t already noticed— that I’m an inveterate theoriser.

    Archive 2006-04-01


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