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  • n. One who deals in tropes.
  • n. One who avoids the literal meaning of the language of Scripture by explaining it as mere tropes and figures of speech.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who deals in tropes

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who deals in tropes; especially, one who explains the Scriptures by tropes, or figures of speech.


trope +‎ -ist. Compare French tropiste. (Wiktionary)


  • Thus known results of the latter theory are made available to illuminate the tropist project.


  • Armstrong, Simons, and others (perhaps Leibniz), Mormann is a kernel tropist, taking individuals as primitive, along with qualitons.


  • D.H. Mellor and Thomas H.fweber have objected, in independent conversations with the author, that the above tropist account of predication in terms of overlapping makes exemplification symmetric: it fails to explain which is the subject and which is the the predicate, or which is the individual and which is the universal.


  • As an unreconstructed tropist, I can't help suspecting that Mormann's tremendously insightful researches have grown for him like a favorite child whom the doting parent can but imagine in one costume, that of kernel tropism rather than classical tropism.



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  • (n.) One who deals in tropes; specifically, one who avoids the literal sense of the language of Scripture by explaining it as mere tropes and figures of speech.

    This definition is from the 1913 Webster's Dictionary

    March 11, 2011