aphorist

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n aphorist someone who formulates aphorisms or who repeats aphorisms
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Aphorist A writer or utterer of aphorisms.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n aphorist A writer of aphorisms.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Aphorist a writer of aphorisms
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Quotations

  • Susan Sontag
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    “It is the nature of aphoristic thinking to be always in a state of concluding; a bid to have the final word is inherent in all powerful phrase-making.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. aphorizein, to mark off by boundaries—apo, from, and horos, a limit.

Usage

In literature:

Make the tree good, our Lawgiver aphoristically said.
"Bunyan Characters - Third Series The Holy War" by Alexander Whyte
The Aphorist read himself so well, that to juggle with himself was a necessity.
"The Ordeal of Richard Feverel, Complete" by George Meredith
The Preludes are, in their aphoristic brevity, masterpieces of the first rank.
"Chopin: The Man and His Music" by James Huneker
It contains pithy aphoristic sentences which Burke himself would not have disowned.
"MacMillan & Co.'s General Catalogue of Works in the Departments of History, Biography, Travels, and Belles Lettres, December, 1869" by Unknown
It is not aphoristic, but flows along in a light sparkling stream.
"History of English Humour, Vol. 2 (of 2)" by Alfred Guy Kingan L'Estrange
On the other, the aphoristically formulated doctrine swarms with theological inconsistencies.
"Selected Essays" by Karl Marx
Short aphoristic chapters will therefore best answer the purpose.
"The Jewish State" by Theodor Herzl
It is rich, aphoristic, orderly and precise.
"The Popes and Science" by James J. Walsh
The Aphorist read himself so well, that to juggle with himself was a necessity.
"The Ordeal of Richard Feverel" by George Meredith
The book is rich, aphoristic, orderly and precise.
"Education: How Old The New" by James J. Walsh
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In news:

Among my odd hobbies, I'm a collector of aphorisms, and a bit of an aphorist myself.
An aphorist, a writer of aphorisms.
Remove self-love from love, wrote the 18th-century French aphorist and revolutionary Chamfort, and not much would be left.
His folksy sense of humor and political grit are exemplified by a selection of aphorisms in 'Geary's Guide to the World's Great Aphorists' by James Geary.
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