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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.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • 'Here are walls to speak to, sir, a desk, and two stools: most attentive auditors, and certain not to interrupt you.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • It might not have led to an indictment for fraud—the deal had already been approved by the auditors—but I would have damaged his reputation.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • This address caused a considerable change in the physiognomy of my own auditor.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • The president looked at his auditors.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • His lips work wordlessly, without cease, as if speaking to some helpless auditor lodged within his breast.
    William Styron  --  Sophie's Choice
  • When it had ceased all the auditors drank from their bottles in silence.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • There were plenty of times I could have gone myself or sent other auditors.
    Chris Crutcher  --  Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes
  • 'Never mind the year,' said the impatient auditor; 'what about her?'
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • I'll be an auditor; An actor too perhaps, if I see cause.
    William Shakespeare  --  A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • But bear in mind that an auditor must assume that machines are honest.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • You know the auditor told you it was a bad business.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • There was no distinction between the near and the far, and an auditor felt close to everything within the horizon.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d'Urbervilles
  • (He walks about, the auditor, beating time) Do you know it?
    Robert Bolt  --  A Man for All Seasons
  • Politics, religion, the state of the government, some newspaper sensations, and the more notorious facts the world over, found mouthpieces and auditors there.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • Even what she read and said seemed to us to be ill-chosen for such auditors, if it had been imparted ever so modestly and with ever so much tact.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • I was an involuntary spectator and auditor of whatever was done and said in the kitchen of the adjacent village inn—a wholly new and rare experience to me.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Resistance to Civil Government
  • "My ears listen to many wicked lies!" exclaimed the Teton warrior, in a voice so stern that it startled even his red auditors.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Prairie
  • For this reason Hegglund liked Clyde, almost from the very first, sensing in him perhaps a pleased and willing auditor.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • Let us add that Coppenole was of the people, and that the auditors which surrounded him were also of the people.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame

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