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psalm +‎ -ist


psalmist (plural psalmists)

  1. A composer of psalms
  2. (capitalized) A composer of one of the Biblical Psalms


1878 1897 1955
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  • 1878Thomas Hardy, The Return of the Native, ch. 7
    An environment which would have made a contented woman a poet, a suffering woman a devotee, a pious woman a psalmist, even a giddy woman thoughtful, made a rebellious woman saturnine.
  • 1897Bram Stoker, Dracula, ch. 25
    The hunter is taken in his own snare, as the great Psalmist says.
  • 1955Dwight D. Eisenhower, Third State of the Union Address
    Either man is the creature whom the Psalmist described as "a little lower than the angels," crowned with glory and honor, holding "dominion over the works" of his Creator; or man is a soulless, animated machine to be enslaved, used and consumed by the state for its own glorification.