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Definition someone who settles disputes — often because of reputation


someone chosen to judge and decide a disputed issue
  • She was the final arbiter on all matters of fashion.
arbiter = someone who settles disputes — often because of reputation
  • As the sole arbiter of each of the conditions, I can tell you that they have all been met and exceeded.
    Jim Stovall  --  The Ultimate Gift
  • arbiter = someone chosen to judge and decide a disputed issue
  • every man is the arbiter of his own virtues
    William Faulkner  --  The Sound and the Fury
  • arbiter = person who settles disputes
  • You will be sole arbiter of his fate.
    Dumas, Alexandre  --  The Man in the Iron Mask
  • They were the arbiters of fashion, the Court of last Appeal, and they knew it, and bowed to their fate.
    Wharton, Edith  --  The Age of Innocence
  • I looked upon them as superior beings who would be the arbiters of my future destiny.
    Shelley, Mary  --  Frankenstein
  • They think they think, and such thinkless creatures are the arbiters of the lives of the few who really think.
    London, Jack  --  Martin Eden
  • Its sole arbiter is Taste.
    Poe, Edgar Allan  --  Poems
  • He is not the arbiter of the work of art.
    Wilde, Oscar  --  The Soul of Man under Socialism
  • ...who is the arbiter of ships' destinies.
    Conrad, Joseph  --  The Mirror of the Sea
  • Any soldier can be killed by the enemy in the heat of battle, by a weapon approved by the arbiters and rulemakers of warfare.
    William Faulkner  --  Light in August
  • He was caught unawares and confronted with his judges, the arbiters of his destiny.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • The Riders of old were arbiters of justice above and beyond the leaders of their time.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • About the will of the people being the wisest arbitrator and so on.
    Kazuo Ishiguro  --  The Remains of the Day
  • The states were thus to be the arbiters of federal authority.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • Cicero is an arbiter in thought, just as Brutus is an arbiter by the sword.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • He wanted the commander to act as arbiter.
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • Martial law enabled the army to assume the functions of arbitrator in the controversy, but no effort at conciliation was made.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • The land will be the final arbiter of human conflict; no matter how intense the conflict, the victory of earth and grave will be undeniable and complete.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • Judge Narragansett is to act as our arbiter, hi case of disagreements.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged

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