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Kempis

[kem-pis] /ˈkɛm pɪs/
noun
1.
Thomas à, 1379?–1471, German ecclesiastic and author.
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  • I found him dull, stale, and unprofitable in comparison with À Kempis.

    Confessions of a Book-Lover Maurice Francis Egan
  • It is the return of the nineteenth century to Thomas a Kempis.

  • Let it keep to tasks “of a size with its capacity”—as Kempis says—and leave the rest.

    Psychical Miscellanea J. Arthur Hill
  • Thomas--Kempis was but the forerunner of a race of distinguished literati.

    Vondel's Lucifer Joost van den Vondel
  • Do not take up your time or your thoughts with mere curiosities, either in your Bible or in any other good book, says À Kempis.

  • He experienced sensible comfort in reading Kempis, resulting in an entire change in his conversation and life.

  • It was one of his conceits that the rising sun smote first on an 'Kempis, for this he had often noticed as he worked of a morning.

    Rabbi Saunderson

    Ian Maclaren
  • Moreover, in the pocket was the little "Thomas--Kempis" he always carried about with him.

    Freaks of Fanaticism Sabine Baring-Gould
  • It was one of his conceits that the rising sun smote first on an Kempis, for this he had often noticed as he worked of a morning.

  • Kempis spent his days copying the Bible and good books—as well as in exercises of devotion that promoted religious calm.

    The Story of the Hymns and Tunes

    Theron Brown and Hezekiah Butterworth
British Dictionary definitions for Kempis

Kempis

/ˈkɛmpɪs/
noun
1.
Thomas à. ?1380–1471, German Augustinian monk, generally regarded as the author of the devotional work The Imitation of Christ
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