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Fictionist

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Fictionist A writer of fiction.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n fictionist A maker or writer of fiction.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Fictionist a writer of fiction
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. fiction-emfictus, pa.p. of fingĕre.

Usage

In literature:

The fictionists, as usual, were exceeded by fact.
"Adventure" by Jack London
I fancy this phase of folly is common to most youthful fictionists.
"Paul Kelver" by Jerome Klapka, AKA Jerome K. Jerome
Its vastness is still almost unexplored, and whole regions in it are unknown to the fictionist.
"Literature and Life" by William Dean Howells
I rather think Stevenson should be placed at the head of the latter-day fictionists.
"Marse Henry, Complete" by Henry Watterson
Out of the footprints of the invaders there sprang up a legion of fictionists, professional cooks of history.
"The Open Secret of Ireland" by T. M. Kettle
It is only fair to say that as a dancing fictionist Mr. BENNETT will not be allowed to have it entirely his own way.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 158, April 21, 1920" by Various
And just here the fictionist, the poet, and the public speaker will see the value of productive imagery.
"The Art of Public Speaking" by Dale Carnagey (AKA Dale Carnegie) and J. Berg Esenwein
The fictionist need not heed the scientist's inquiry as to how this daylight would be bottled.
"Artificial Light" by M. Luckiesh
It really may be numbered among doubts whether it is possible to exaggerate the dangers into which a fictionist may fall.
"Heart" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
It really may be numbered among doubts whether it is possible to exaggerate the dangers into which a fictionist may fall.
"The Complete Prose Works of Martin Farquhar Tupper" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
Aspiring vaguely to qualify as the fictionist of this region, I was eager to be at work.
"A Daughter of the Middle Border" by Hamlin Garland
Telekinesis is to me the word of a lively fictionist.
"The Tyranny of the Dark" by Hamlin Garland
Over it hangs a mantle of mystery which the fictionist has employed to full, and at times thrilling advantage.
"An African Adventure" by Isaac F. Marcosson
She was really far better fitted to be the wife of a fictionist than Imogene.
"An Ocean Tramp" by William McFee
What a delightful fictionist is Moore!
"The So-called Human Race" by Bert Leston Taylor
When confronted by the terrible prospect of deprivation, they invented plans worthy of the mental agility of the most famous fictionist.
"Habits that Handicap" by Charles B. Towns
Mrs. Crowe belongs to the older school of fictionists, while Mrs. Archer Clive is curiously modern.
"Women Novelists of Queen Victoria's Reign" by Mrs. [Margaret] Oliphant
Save thou art too unimaginative to be a fictionist I should say thou makest thy story.
"Saul of Tarsus" by Elizabeth Miller
A sensible fictionist always does.
"The Ladies' Guide to True Politeness and Perfect Manners" by Eliza Leslie
Need we say that it recites the ancient saw about William James, the fictionist, and his brother Henry, the psychologist.
"Unicorns" by James Huneker
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In news:

Fictionist block-party concert & exclusive interview.
I have long admired Miss McCarthy as an eminent fictionist.
Lelia Broussard, Empires, Fictionist and the Sheepdogs get advice from Stump and panel of experts.
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In science:

Fictionist: Well, real ly, the gain medium is prepared by some pumping mechanism, and we need to treat the electrons of this mechanism quantum mechanically.
Dialogue Concerning Two Views on Quantum Coherence: Factist and Fictionist
FIG. 2: Fictionist’s schematic for homodyne detection wherein the local oscillator arises from the same common source as the signal.
Dialogue Concerning Two Views on Quantum Coherence: Factist and Fictionist
Hasn’t it been shown experimentally that interference is obtained even between two independent lasers? Fictionist: Yes, but the interference that is observed can still be explained without needing to invoke coherence.
Dialogue Concerning Two Views on Quantum Coherence: Factist and Fictionist
Fictionist: You can stop looking for more examples, because I have a general theorem that will deal with all linear optical experiments.
Dialogue Concerning Two Views on Quantum Coherence: Factist and Fictionist
Fictionist: Even if you knew the time of the first peak of a microwave to some error that is small relative to the period of a microwave, this would be converted into an optical field with the same peak position and the same absolute error on the peak position, which is large compared to the period of an optical wave.
Dialogue Concerning Two Views on Quantum Coherence: Factist and Fictionist
Fictionist: Yes, now that I think about it, that’s right.
Dialogue Concerning Two Views on Quantum Coherence: Factist and Fictionist
Fictionist: Look, even if you do assume that the electrons in an antenna are in a coherent superposition of energy eigenstates and therefore have a well defined phase, you don’t know the phase.
Dialogue Concerning Two Views on Quantum Coherence: Factist and Fictionist
Fictionist: Look, this whole conversation is starting to make my head hurt.
Dialogue Concerning Two Views on Quantum Coherence: Factist and Fictionist
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