to utter ; write or speak in .
(intransitive) to write or speak in aphorisms
a terse saying embodying a general truth, or astute observation, as “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely” (Lord Acton). Contemporary Examples That aphorism by NYU professor Clay Shirky overstates the case, but only a little. Why My Next E-Book Will Be About Iraq David Frum May 18, 2012 The secret of literary […]
a person who makes or uses . Historical Examples The aphorist read himself so well, that to juggle with himself was a necessity. The Ordeal of Richard Feverel, Complete George Meredith Assisted by the faithful female Berry, she was conquering an aphorist. The Ordeal of Richard Feverel, Complete George Meredith
of, like, or containing : His sermons were richly aphoristic. given to making or quoting . Contemporary Examples 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 […]
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 […]