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Definition of "sophister" [soph•ist•er]

  • A sophist (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "sophister" in a sentence
  • "In the third year of his residence the student of the liberal arts was allowed to become a "sophister," and to take part in logical disputations."
  • "I remember when you were a boy you wished to make your fine new whip a present to old Aunt Peggy, merely because she admired it; and now, with like unreflecting and inappropriate liberality, you would resign your beloved to a smoke-dried young sophister, who cares not one of the hairs which it is his occupation to split, for all the daughters of Eve."
  • "Julian the Apostate was so taken with an oration of Libanius, the sophister, that, as he confesseth, he could not be quiet till he had read it all out."