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  • n. Plural form of timist.

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Examples

  • The bystanders joined in the song; an interminable recitative, as usual, in the minor key, and — Orientals are admirable timists — it sounded like one voice.

    Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah

  • Although the most perfect timists, their music, with its wild, melancholy cadence, half savage, half civilized, cannot be imitated or described.

    A girl's life in Virginia before the war,

  • After cooking, when the night has set it, the everlasting dance begins, attended with clapping of hands and jingling small bells strapped to the legs -- the whole being accompanied by a constant repetition of senseless words, which stand in place of the song to the negroes; for song they have none, being mentally incapacitated for musical composition, though as timists they are not to be surpassed.

    The Discovery of the Source of the Nile

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