For which Drake in private rebuked him, says the relater; whether justly or not, it is not very important to determine.
In this Miss Chudleigh anticipated him by being the first relater of the circumstance.
It is a trouble to me to be the relater of the bad news; but so it is—The lady is gone off!
His end was unknown to the relater of the anecdote, but 'ten to one,' it was ruin.
In the first case, the sin is on the relater; and we merely believed him to be a truth-teller when he was in reality a bar.
Mr. Colin Lupton certainly felt more on hearing this story than he expressed in words to the relater of it.
Whatever credit is due to Geoffrey as a relater of facts, he is certainly as good authority as any for the signification of words.
When he had finished his evidence, the relater had an opportunity of asking him whether he was really cured.
I found you were ignorant of my incognito, and I was equally ashamed to continue it, or to become the relater of my own folly.
The story, hadst thou observed the features and guise of the relater, would have won thy implicit credit.
1520s, "to recount, tell," from Middle French relater "refer, report" (14c.) and directly from Latin relatus, used as past participle of referre "bring back, bear back" (see refer), from re- "back, again" + latus (see oblate (n.)).
Meaning "stand in some relation; have reference or respect" is from 1640s; transitive sense of "bring (something) into relation with (something else)" is from 1690s. Meaning "to establish a relation between" is from 1771. Sense of "to feel connected or sympathetic to" is attested from 1950, originally in psychology jargon. Related: Related; relating.