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[uh-kwahy-nuh s] /əˈkwaɪ nəs/
Saint Thomas ("the Angelic Doctor") 1225?–74, Italian scholastic philosopher: a major theologian of the Roman Catholic Church.
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Aquinist, noun Unabridged
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  • At all events, so he was interpreted by Averroes and later by Aquinas.

    Dante: His Times and His Work Arthur John Butler
  • Would the Age of Aquinas have been content with anything less?

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  • Morose delectation Aquinas tunbelly calls this, frate porcospino.

    Ulysses James Joyce
  • His first allusion to Aquinas, Colet had resolutely shunned.

    The Oxford Reformers Frederic Seebohm
  • But for this the Aristotelian commentaries of Aquinas must be awaited.

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Saint Thomas. 1225–74, Italian theologian, scholastic philosopher, and Dominican friar, whose works include Summa contra Gentiles (1259–64) and Summa Theologiae (1267–73), the first attempt at a comprehensive theological system. Feast day: Jan 28 See also Thomism
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