of, like, or containing :
His sermons were richly aphoristic.
given to making or quoting .
His comments are aphoristic or oracular, but often infused with wit.
Stephen Hawking 70th-Birthday Salute Martin Rees January 7, 2012
Perhaps her genius is best appreciated in her sly, aphoristic brevity.
Nora Ephron’s Best Quotes Jimmy So June 26, 2012
It is not aphoristic, but flows along in a light sparkling stream.
History of English Humour, Vol. 2 (of 2) Alfred Guy Kingan L’Estrange
Many are tied up in aphoristic bundles for better preservation.
Beast and Man in India John Lockwood Kipling
The language and style of most of these books are aphoristic, elliptical and obscure.
The Books of Chilan Balam, the Prophetic and Historic Records of the Mayas of Yucatan Daniel G. Brinton
“It is rich, aphoristic, orderly, and precise” (Clifford Allbutt).
The Popes and Science James J. Walsh
But in addition there is much wisdom and a remarkable power of casting his observations into a compact, aphoristic form.
A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature John W. Cousin
Still, the importance of the subject requires that some points should be given, be they ever so aphoristic.
A System of Practical Medicine By American Authors, Vol. II Various
We have here a curious specimen of aphoristic poetry, the idea borrowed probably from the Proverbs of Solomon.
Dean of Lismore’s Book Various
No, do not be brilliant and aphoristic, Manuel, for I want you to help me more practically in this matter.
Figures of Earth James Branch Cabell
of, relating to, or resembling an aphorism
tending to write or speak in aphorisms
1753, from Greek aphoristikos (see aphorism). Aphoristically is from 1650s.
of, like, or containing : His sermons were richly aphoristic. given to making or quoting . Historical Examples On the other, the aphoristically formulated doctrine pullulates with inconsistencies imported from theology. Socialism: Utopian and Scientific Frederick Engels adjective of, relating to, or resembling an aphorism tending to write or speak in aphorisms adj. 1753, from […]
lightless; dark. adjective characterized by or growing in the absence of light: an aphotic plant of or relating to the zone of an ocean below that to which sunlight can penetrate, usually about 90m (300 ft). This is the lowest level at which photosynthesis can take place adj. “untouched by sunlight, lightless” (in reference to […]
- Aphotic zone
noun the vertical depth of water in the ocean unreachable by sunlight, just below the photic zone, and not supporting photosynthesis or autotrophic organisms Examples It is almost impossible to dive in the aphotic zone. Usage Note science
fem. proper name, apparently from a misunderstanding of Hebrew bebheth ‘Aphrah “in the house of Aphrah” (Mi. i:10), in which Aphrah probably is the name of a town, not a person. [Klein] Historical Examples In this there is some injustice against Mrs. Centlivre, for whose name should be supplied that of aphra Behn. Their Majesties’ […]