• WordNet 3.6
    • n chooser a person who chooses or selects out
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Chooser One who chooses; one who has the power or right of choosing; an elector.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n chooser One who chooses; one who has the power or right of choosing.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Chooser (Shak.) one who chooses
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Beggars can't be choosers - This idiom means that people who are in great need must accept any help that is offered, even if it is not a complete solution to their problems.


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. céosan, Dut. kiesen.


In literature:

Beggars shouldna be choosers.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop
I wanted a lot of riotous boys, but beggars must not be choosers.
"Hopes and Fears scenes from the life of a spinster" by Charlotte M. Yonge
Beggars must not be choosers.
"'Our guy'" by Mrs. E. E. Boyd
I suppose it will be very stupid, after the life here, but beggars can't be choosers.
"In Her Own Right" by John Reed Scott
But I suppose beggars mustn't be choosers.
"Five O'Clock Tea" by W. D. Howells
But supplicants cannot be choosers.
"A Romantic Young Lady" by Robert Grant
Beggars could not be choosers.
"The Trail of a Sourdough" by May Kellogg Sullivan
In Cuba, at least, beggars may be said to be choosers.
"The Pearl of the Antilles, or An Artist in Cuba" by Walter Goodman
But desperate men cannot be choosers.
"Nan of Music Mountain" by Frank H. Spearman
I dare say you'll hate it, but it's really quite a nice place, and beggars can't be choosers, anyway.
"The Phantom Lover" by Ruby M. Ayres

In poetry:

Ever the Mighty Chooser
Plucks when the fruit is ripe,
Scorning the mass and letting it pass,
Keen for the cryptic type.
"The Poet's Town" by John Gneisenau Neihardt
For rule and trust must needs be ours;
Chooser and chosen both are powers
Equal in service as in rights; the claim
Of Duty rests on each and all the same.
"The Vow Of Washington" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Self-denial!--through whose feeling
We are gainer though we're loser;
All the finer force revealing
Of our natures. No accuser
Is the conscience then, but healing
Of the wound of which we're chooser.
"One Day And Another: A Lyrical Eclogue – Part I" by Madison Julius Cawein
Now would we be like him, who suffer and see,
If the Chooser should choose us!
For I tell you, brave brothers, whoever you be,
It is right, till all learn to look further, and see,
That our Master should use us!
"To Damascus" by Henry Kendall

In news:

Chooser Cruiser' on the hunt for drunk drivers.
Chooser Cruiser ' on the hunt for drunk drivers.
Wilson 's Auto Chooser bottom.
Wilsons Auto Chooser right.

In science:

Until the Java 2 platform hit the streets, drag and drop support (specifically support for interacting with the native windowing system underneath the JVM) was lacking. The ability to let users drag a file from their file choosers into your application is almost a requirement of a modern, commercial user interface.
Drag and Drop: Influences on the Design of Reusable Software Components
Thus, for each 1 ≤ i ≤ n, the chooser must decide at time i when Xi is first presented whether to accept or reject Xi as an element of the unimodal subsequence.
Optimal Sequential Selection of a Unimodal Subsequence of a Random Sequence
The answer turns out to have an informative relationship to the off-line selection problem. A prophet with knowledge of the whole sequence before making his choices will do better than an optimal on-line chooser, but he will only do better by a factor of √2.
Optimal Sequential Selection of a Unimodal Subsequence of a Random Sequence
In the end the chooser wins if ∪{{Mn} ∪ Zn : n < ω} ∈ Dα (N ). 3) Assume N ∈ N ′ ≺ (H (χ), ∈) and p ↾ α ∈ N ′ , and, of course, N ≺ N ′ are countable.
NNR Revisited
The game a′ α (N , N ′ , p) is defined similarly but during the n-th move, we demand that all the chosen ob jects belong to N ′ and in the end the chooser n ⊆ Xn , X ′ also chooses X ′ n ∈ D(N ) ∩ N ′ and the challenger in the next move has to satisfy Xn+1 ⊆ X ′ n .
NNR Revisited