Or will the arguer fall back upon the assertion that self-interest refers merely to the acquisition of material goods?
But Wilson was no arguer; no speechifier as he would have called it.
This was too direct a slap at Elmer Spiker to pass unnoticed; Elmer was too old an arguer to use any ponderous weapon in return.
Just as the explainer may pass from cause to effect so may the arguer.
No future arguer against miracles can afford to pass it over.
He was an orator of the conceptions of his predecessors and superiors, an arguer of the case, a sheriff to execute a writ.
He was a noted debater or arguer, and met all opponents, large or small, with equal confidence.
I am the arguer only, and, in my heart, all the time acquit and worship the divine creature.
I listened to him without interrupting, which slightly embarrassed him, for Perrin was an arguer but not an orator.
On either side enough may be said by any arguer to convince at any rate himself.
c.1300, "to make reasoned statements to prove or refute a proposition," from Old French arguer "maintain an opinion or view; harry, reproach, accuse, blame" (12c.), from Latin argutare "to prattle, prate," frequentative of arguere "make clear, make known, prove, declare, demonstrate," from PIE *argu-yo-, from root *arg- "to shine, be white, bright, clear" (see argent). Meaning "to oppose, dispute" is from late 14c. Related: Argued; arguing.