The trouble was that the fight took on a life of its own, until the warrior in Hilton nearly crushed the aesthete.
He makes people who I call the aesthete—who have a very specific aesthetic point of view.
1878, in vogue 1881, from Greek aisthetes "one who perceives," from stem of aisthanesthai "to perceive, to feel" (see aesthetic).
I want to be an aesthete,
And with the aesthetes stand;
A sunflower on my forehead,
And a lily in my hand.
["Puck," Oct. 5, 1881]