Example sentences for: philologists

How can you use “philologists” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Names and naming rightly attract the attention of philologists, sociologists, psychologists, literary critics, and others.

  • So spectacularly successful were the philologists of the late 19th and early 20th centuries in working out the lineages of words that the typical dictionary user takes etymology for granted.

  • The poet William Cowper once wrote “philologists who trace/A panting syllable through time and space,/Start it at home, and hunt it in the dark/To Gaul, to Greece, and into Noah's ark.”

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