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auditor
used in The House of the Seven Gables

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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
  • Her tone, as she uttered the exclamation, had a plaintive and really exquisite melody thrilling through it, yet without subduing a certain something which an obtuse auditor might still have mistaken for asperity.
    Chapter 7 — The Guest (54% in)
  • Hepzibah troubled her auditor, moreover, by innumerable sins of emphasis, which he seemed to detect, without any reference to the meaning; nor, in fact, did he appear to take much note of the sense of what she read, but evidently felt the tedium of the lecture, without harvesting its profit.
    Chapter 9 — Clifford and Phoebe (12% in)
  • But the fictions—in which the country-girl, unused to works of that nature, often became deeply absorbed—interested her strange auditor very little, or not at all.
    Chapter 10 — The Pyncheon Garden (6% in)
  • He repeated all his music over and over again, until his auditors were getting weary.
    Chapter 19 — Alice's Posies (64% in)

There are no more uses of "auditor" in The House of the Seven Gables.

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