denier

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n denier one who denies
    • n denier any of various former European coins of different denominations
    • n denier a unit of measurement for the fineness of silk or nylon or rayon "with an evening dress one wears 10 denier stockings"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Denier A small copper coin of insignificant value. "My dukedom to a beggarly denier ."
    • n Denier One who denies; as, a denier of a fact, or of the faith, or of Christ.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n denier One who denies or contradicts.
    • n denier One who refuses or rejects.
    • n denier One who disowns; one who refuses to own, avow, or acknowledge.
    • n denier A silver coin (also called the norus denarius) introduced by the Carolingian dynasty into France, and soon issued, with varying types and legends, by other countries. It weighed about 22 grains, and was practically the sole silver coin of western Europe till the middle of the twelfth century. In England the corresponding silver coin was called a penny. The name denier d'Aquitaine was given by Edward III. of England to a silver coin (see cut above) struck for his French dominions.
    • n denier A unit of weight in the French system, in use before 1812, equal to 19⅔ troy grains.
    • n denier A unit of weight for silk yarns, equal to about 8⅕ troy grains.
    • denier To obtain the fineness or size of (a silk thread) in deniers.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Denier one who denies
    • n Denier de-nēr′ (Shak.) an old small French silver coin: also later, a copper coin of the value of 1⁄12 sou—hence a very trifling sum.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. denier, fr. L. denarius, a Roman silver coin orig. equiv. to ten asses, later, a copper, fr. deni, ten by ten, fr. the root of decem, ten; akin to E. ten,. See Ten, and cf. Denary Dinar
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. denarius.

Usage

In literature:

Lord Denier brought his handsome second wife.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
Traitors vile and cowards all; Yea, all their law I count no denier worth.
"La Chanson de Roland" by Léon Gautier
Grant that I may make him a heretic and a denier of the saints.
"Peter the Priest" by Mór Jókai
Among other maxima, the price of a pair of sheets, to "sleep not more than five persons," was to be five deniers (a penny).
"The Story of Paris" by Thomas Okey
Halfman, seeing how Brilliana leaned against the table, her face pale as her smock, raged at her daring denier.
"The Lady of Loyalty House" by Justin Huntly McCarthy
Would He not have to say, 'None of them is lost, except the Sons of Perdition, the Denier and the Betrayer'?
"Memoranda Sacra" by J. Rendel Harris
The value of deniers fixed at 20 to the sol tournois.
"The Coinages of the Channel Islands" by B. Lowsley
Those who say and teach that death is as natural as birth are guilty of pure unintellectualism and are unwarranted deniers of the facts.
"Why I Preach the Second Coming" by Isaac Massey Haldeman
Never having owned one denier, it would have been impossible for me to purchase so expensive an article as parchment.
"The Infant's Skull" by Eugène Sue
I did not own one denier outside of the moneys that I paid him.
"The Poniard's Hilt" by Eugène Sue
If it is denied, you can only reduce the denier to an absurdity.
"Logic, Inductive and Deductive" by William Minto
They will be yours if you serve me well; but every superfluous word that you utter means one denier less.
"The Iron Pincers" by Eugène Sue
Some privileged papers paid only 5 or 6 deniers the sheet, while others paid 8 deniers.
"The Development of Rates of Postage" by A. D. Smith
He was a denier of God; that affair with the devil's horse may have something in it after all!
"The Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction - German" by J. W. von Goethe
You have hiding places, where you bury your deniers.
"The Pilgrim's Shell or Fergan the Quarryman" by Eugène Sue
There are few such deniers: my heart mourns for them.
"Speeches, Addresses, and Occasional Sermons, Volume 1 (of 3)" by Theodore Parker
A pair of pigeons, thirty deniers.
"The Cloister and the Hearth" by Charles Reade
Will the deniers of eternal punishment tell us what is to be done?
"The Lord's Coming" by C. H. (Charles Henry) Mackintosh
Sir non meynns que vj deniers le iour.
"The Teaching and Cultivation of the French Language in England during Tudor and Stuart Times" by Kathleen Lambley
The 'denier Tournois' was a penny.
"Notes and Queries, Vol. V, Number 125, March 20, 1852" by Various
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In poetry:

I have heard the hoarse deniers,
I have known the wordy wars;
I have seen a man, by shouting,
Seek to orphan all the stars.
"The Fish" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
And, while thus a self-denier,
Stand the stalwart self-relier,--
Bravely battling on,
Though alone,-- no soul alive
Ever stoutly dared to strive
But saw the battle won!
"Aspire" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
We are the dark deniers, let us summon
Death from a summer woman,
A muscling life from lovers in their cramp,
From the fair dead who flush the sea
The bright-eyed worm on Davy's lamp,
And from the planted womb the man of straw.
"I See The Boys Of Summer" by Dylan Thomas

In news:

It's getting harder and harder to be a climate-change denier.
Anthony J Denier died while conducting combat operations.
Just look at that first bunch: tax collector, zealot, doubter, denier and betrayer.
MECHANINCVILLE – Funeral services were held at American Legion Post 91 for Lance Corporal Anthony Denier.
There were very few dry eyes when the casket carrying Anthony Deniere arrived at Albany International airport Monday morning.
Republicans have become the party of climate change deniers, as illustrated in this 2009 Horsey cartoon.
So perhaps the denier should take Pascal 's Wager and pretend to believe.
The blind is constructed with waterproof 900 Denier polyester fabric and a strong, lightweight aluminum frame.
British libel law favors Holocaust denier.
Prominent climate change denier now admits he was wrong (+video).
At various times at the center of the debate, we've seen green jobs, SUVs, Al Gore and climate "deniers".
Brown Flat Waxed Nylon (140 denier).
Lipstadt Still Relishes Victory Over Holocaust Denier.
Last year, as climate change deniers were up in arms over the so-called "Climategate" controversy involving alleged manipulation of climate data, one skeptical scientist proposed taking a fresh look.
Wiesel's Near-Abduction by Holocaust Deniers Weirdly Uncovered .
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In science:

Having studied a number of these proposals in depth, I see two main strategies of would-be Bell-deniers.
Simple refutation of Joy Christian's simple refutation of Bell's simple theorem
Tersoff J, Denier van der Gon A W, and Tromp R M 1994 Critical island size for layer-by-layer growth Phys.
Recent advances in pulsed-laser deposition of complex-oxides
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