gossiper

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n gossiper a person given to gossiping and divulging personal information about others
    • ***
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A "quidnunc" is a person who is eager to know the latest news and gossip, otherwise, a busybody.
    • n Gossiper One given to gossip.
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n gossiper One who gossips; a gossipmonger.
    • ***

Quotations

  • Robert Winder
    Robert Winder
    “Biography is a higher gossip.”
  • Sholom Aleichem
    Sholom Aleichem
    “Gossip is nature's telephone.”
  • Joseph Conrad
    Joseph%20Conrad
    “Gossip is what no one claims to like, but everybody enjoys.”
  • Elbert Hubbard
    Elbert%20Hubbard
    “Gossip is only the lack of a worthy memory.”
  • Erica Jong
    Erica%20Jong
    “Gossip is the opiate of the oppressed.”
  • Proverb
    Proverb
    “Gossiping and lying go hand in hand.”

Usage

In literature:

Two or three old ladies hung over the fire and gossiped.
"Phineas Redux" by Anthony Trollope
The last and surest sign of spring's arrival in Green Valley is gossip.
"Green Valley" by Katharine Reynolds
Gossip charges him with living beyond his purse.
"A Dream of Empire" by William Henry Venable
The ladies at whose houses he dined spoke ill of the Alberca woman, but perhaps it was merely woman's gossip.
"Woman Triumphant" by Vicente Blasco Ibañez
On my way back to the hotel, I ran into General Jungbluth coming out of the Palace, and was promptly hauled inside for gossip.
"A Journal From Our Legation in Belgium" by Hugh Gibson
It would be too much like gossiping, she thought.
"Jane Allen: Right Guard" by Edith Bancroft
The truth is, Mrs. Minchin, though a gossip of the deepest dye, was kind-hearted, after a fashion.
"Six to Sixteen" by Juliana Horatia Ewing
I confess I had not thought about the native gossip.
"Oriental Encounters" by Marmaduke Pickthall
Wahaska was not difficult of approach on its gossiping side.
"The Price" by Francis Lynde
I guess you don't realize what old granny gossips we wild Westerners are.
"North of Fifty-Three" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
She referred familiarly to princes and famous statesmen, as if she had gossiped with them tete-a-tete over the teacups.
"The Yukon Trail" by William MacLeod Raine
Yet for once, gossip and truth were one.
"The Guests Of Hercules" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
There has been much gossip from the valley over the mountain-side.
"My Lady of the Chinese Courtyard" by Elizabeth Cooper
THE GOSSIPS OF ST. JOHN.
"Italian Popular Tales" by Thomas Frederick Crane
Public Criticism is a diversion of gossip into a scientific channel.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great Philosophers, Volume 8" by Elbert Hubbard
And the girl was far too loyal either to bring in gossip or to carry it out.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
Need I say that my attentions grew the more marked, and gossip even more rife?
"The King's Mirror" by Anthony Hope
Its appearance excited curiosity and provoked gossip, and the announcement of "Humpty Dumpty" was a puzzle.
"A Pirate of Parts" by Richard Neville
It was of far more importance than the gossip Sadie had just hinted at, but the gossip must be answered first.
"The Wind Before the Dawn" by Dell H. Munger
Ceiron is rather a gossip.
"A Royal Prisoner" by Pierre Souvestre
***

In poetry:

When comes the Summer,
Full-leaved and strong, And gay birds gossip
The orchard long,— Sing hid, sweet honey
That no bee sips; Sing red, red roses,—
And my Love's lips.
"A Song Of The Four Seasons" by Henry Austin Dobson
And round about its gray, time-eaten brow
Lean letters speak,--a worn and shattered row:
=I am a Shade; a Shadowe too art thou:
I marke the Time: saye, Gossip, dost thou soe?=
"The Sun-Dial" by Henry Austin Dobson
Rose o' the World, they may talk their fill,
For dreams are good, and my life stands still
While their lives' red ashes the gossips stir;
But my fiddle knows - and I talk to her.
"The Dark Man" by Nora Jane Hopper Chesson
And who'll forget the dreamer's skill, and shed
A tear because a loving heart is dead?
Heigh ho for gossip then, and common sighs—
And let his death bring tears in no one's eyes.
"The Lonely Dreamer" by William H Davies
My Poll wor a steady young gal, and a good 'un
For washin' and scrubbin', and makin' a pudden;
Not one o them gossiping gals, wot I hate,
But a quoietish 'ooman, wi' brains in her pate.
"Bedfordshire Ballad - IV" by E W Bowling
Shoo isn't a gossip, shoo keeps to her hooam,
Shoo's a welcome for friends if they happen to come;
Shoo's tidy an cleean, let yo call when yo may,
Shoo's nivver upset or put aght ov her way.
"Happen Thine" by John Hartley

In news:

When asked about coverage of candidates' personal lives, Newt Gingrich first referred to society's preoccupation with gossip and then said he was ' mystified ' by interest in his jewelry credit account.
Nouvellistes gossiping and reading in a café of the Palais-Royal (Bibliothèque Nationale de France).
Blair Waldorf, played by actress Leighton Meester, put headbands on the map when "Gossip Girl" premiered in 2007.
This week I'll be serving you up-to-the-minute trends, gossip, jokes, and maybe even a recipe for shit on a shingle.
Win A Pair Of Tickets To The Gossip's Show At Terminal 5.
We have your gossip roundup below.
Can a country that trades so heavily on rumors and gossip ever really be stable.
Gossip that's not about Kris and/or Kim.
All the other hot primary gossip you need to know.
Gossip sites prognosticate Charlie Sheen's Aspen court strategy.
Gossip Girl and Chuck, and his new film, Fun Size.
A person who is eager to know the latest news and gossip.
(Doesn't hurt that I spotted Gossip Girl cutie Ed Westwick sitting at the bar.
Veteran retail analyst Walter Loeb had harsh words for almost 2,000 retailers at a packed National Retail Federation session, scolding them for spreading "potentially destructive" gossip, presumably about problem-plagued Kmart.
RadarOnline.com can exclusively reveal that the singing sensation is dating Gossip Girl star Tika Sumpter .
***

In science:

For extended gossip algorithm (21), the consensus is almost sure if (cid:80)∞ m e in expectation.
On Ergodicity, Infinite Flow and Consensus in Random Models
The extended gossip algorithm satisfies the assumption of the infinite flow Theorem 7.
On Ergodicity, Infinite Flow and Consensus in Random Models
Such a scheme is a natural generalization of the symmetric gossip model proposed in .
On Ergodicity, Infinite Flow and Consensus in Random Models
The theorem captures the conditions ensuring the convergence of the random consensus algorithms, such as gossip and broadcast schemes [13, 12, 11].
On Ergodicity, Infinite Flow and Consensus in Random Models
Gossip and Distributed Kalman Filtering: Weak Consensus under Weak Detectability Soummya Kar† and Jos ´e M. F.
Gossip and Distributed Kalman Filtering: Weak Consensus under Weak Detectability
The paper presents the gossip interactive Kalman filter (GIK F) for distributed Kalman filtering for networked systems and sensor networks, where inter-sensor communication and observations occur at the same time-scale.
Gossip and Distributed Kalman Filtering: Weak Consensus under Weak Detectability
Algorithm GIKF We now present the algorithm GIKF (gossip based interacting Kalman filter) for distributed estimation of the signal process xt over time.
Gossip and Distributed Kalman Filtering: Weak Consensus under Weak Detectability
The last part of Theorem 10 shows that weak detectability (which is necessary for the error of a centralized estimator to be stochastic bounded) is sufficie nt in the distributed gossip setting to lead to sensor estimates with stochastically bounded errors.
Gossip and Distributed Kalman Filtering: Weak Consensus under Weak Detectability
The paper develops the gossip interactive Kalman filter (GIK F) for distributed Kalman filtering in sensor networks, when observation sampling and inter-sensor communication occur at the same time scale.
Gossip and Distributed Kalman Filtering: Weak Consensus under Weak Detectability
We finally emphasize that different approaches to a random sampling in P2P networks have been proposed as well, like for example the gossip-based topology management scheme considered in .
Distributed Creation and Adaptation of Random Scale-Free Overlay Networks
Babaoglu. T-man: Gossip-based overlay topology management.
Distributed Creation and Adaptation of Random Scale-Free Overlay Networks
The structure of this paper is as follows: in Section 2, we present the problem of our interest and motivate our work by considering the limiting behavior of gossip protocol extended to time-varying graphs.
On Approximations and Ergodicity Classes in Random Chains
To do this, we first investigate these questions for a more structured dynamic, namely the gossip algorithm on a time-varying network.
On Approximations and Ergodicity Classes in Random Chains
To illustrate what our goal is, recall the gossip model of Section 2.2.
On Approximations and Ergodicity Classes in Random Chains
In view of Theorem 6, it suffices to show that the broadcast gossip model has a common steady state π > 0 in expectation and weak feedback property.
On Approximations and Ergodicity Classes in Random Chains
***