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auditor
used in The Scarlet Letter

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Definition a qualified accountant who inspects the accounting records and practices of a business or other organization

or more rarely:  a student who attends a course but does not take it for credit
  • As the sacred edifice was too much thronged to admit another auditor, she took up her position close beside the scaffold of the pillory.
    Chapter 22 -- The Procession (60% in)
  • But even when the minister's voice grew high and commanding—when it gushed irrepressibly upward—when it assumed its utmost breadth and power, so overfilling the church as to burst its way through the solid walls, and diffuse itself in the open air—still, if the auditor listened intently, and for the purpose, he could detect the same cry of pain.
    Chapter 22 -- The Procession (69% in)
  • Then ensued a murmur and half-hushed tumult, as if the auditors, released from the high spell that had transported them into the region of another's mind, were returning into themselves, with all their awe and wonder still heavy on them.
    Chapter 23 -- The Revelation of the Scarlet Letter (2% in)
  • This—though doubtless it might acquire additional force and volume from the child-like loyalty which the age awarded to its rulers—was felt to be an irrepressible outburst of enthusiasm kindled in the auditors by that high strain of eloquence which was yet reverberating in their ears.
    Chapter 23 -- The Revelation of the Scarlet Letter (26% in)

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