Must there not be in this subtle distribution much of what is arbitrary and sciolistic?
"Thoughts on Man" by William Godwin
Hermogenes and himself are mere sciolists, but Cratylus has reflected on these matters, and has had teachers.
"Cratylus" by Plato
And at present it behoved him to bear in mind that he was conversing with no half-bred sciolist.
"Born in Exile" by George Gissing
Dabbler, n. superficialist, sciolist, smatterer, dilettante.
"Putnam's Word Book" by Louis A. Flemming
VIEWS OF SCIENTISTS AND SCIOLISTS.
"Moral Principles and Medical Practice" by Charles Coppens
He is no sciolist himself, and he does not believe in merely superficial attainments in his pupils.
"Western Worthies" by J. Stephen Jeans
The smooth sciolist Stellato rallied his weak wits and uttered a cry of wonder at such flagitious heresy.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 80, June, 1864" by Various
Modern Sciolists who cannot wonder: Teufelsdroeckh's contempt for, and advice to them (p. 47).
"Sartor Resartus, and On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History" by Thomas Carlyle
We must set our ideals towards a very different direction from that which commends itself to our Salmonidian sciolists.
"The Task of Social Hygiene" by Havelock Ellis
No study is so irksome to everybody, except to the sciolists who teach it, as grammar.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great Philosophers, Volume 8" by Elbert Hubbard