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  • noun Plural form of classicist.


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  • Hundreds of them were there on Wednesday: a mathematician from Syria, a lawyer from Zambia, scientists and engineers galore from China, plus a galaxy of talent from the United States including some of “my” classicists, which is I guess why I was invited.

    Brushing with royalty 2006

  • What to the sensitive critic is a charming wavering and swaying in the measure -- "Chopin leans about freely within his bars," wrote an English critic -- for the classicists was a rank departure from the time beat.

    Chopin : the Man and His Music James Huneker 1890

  • It's easy to distinguish the two groups, even in a hotel full of cocktail conventioneers: The classicists are the ones arguing over whether the correct recipe for a Clover Club is found in Albert Stevens Crockett's 1931 "Old Waldorf Bar Days" or Harry MacElhone's 1921 "ABC of Mixing Cocktails"; the culinary cocktailians are the ones debating which Sonoma farmer's market is the best source for organic tarragon and consulting on the chemical attributes of emulsions.

    Classicists vs. Bar Chefs 2008

  • "classicists", or partisans of Ingres and the "romanticists" ardent followers of Delacroix, he found favour with a public rather indifferent to the quarrels of the schools and very willing to become acquainted with a style of art which did not require so much thought.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 10: Mass Music-Newman 1840-1916 1913

  • "Philoctetes," in which Sophocles dramatized the myth of the wounded Greek warrior (David Daniel) who was deserted by Odysseus (Jonathan Smoots) and his comrades, was largely forgotten save by classicists when Mr. Heaney published his English-language adaptation in 1991, four years before he won the Nobel Prize.

    The Warrior's Dilemma Terry Teachout 2011

  • This is a site for serious fashion classicists, who may have balked at paying £1,070 for the Chloé pleated, crepe, sleeveless blouse last summer, but could make it work this season at £428, ditto Bottega's raffia wedges once £535, now £268.

    A Few of My Favorite Things Tina Gaudoin 2011

  • First those shadowy, insurgent classicists will be completing the old buildings by way of additions decked out with dishonest Corinthian columns and sentimental lions' heads.

    Tradition, Modernism Are Different 2011

  • One of Britain's most respected classicists, Edith Hall, has resigned as head of a leading academic department in protest at impending budget cuts.

    Professor Edith Hall, one of Britain's top classicists, quits in row over university budget cuts 2011

  • By the early Renaissance, besotted classicists were desperately hunting what appeared to be the last copy, which turned out to be tucked away in an obscure monastery in central Germany.

    Hitler's Golden Book Ferdinand Mount 2011

  • We have bloggers (Austrians) vs. the MSM (classicists) and the bloggers are clearly starting to have episodes of influence, even driving a growing proportion of what the MSM covers.

    What Austrian Brain Drain?, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty 2009


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