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Santayana

[san-tee-an-uh; -ah-nuh; Spanish sahn-tah-yah-nah] /ˌsæn tiˈæn ə; -ˈɑ nə; Spanish ˌsɑn tɑˈyɑ nɑ/
noun
1.
George, 1863–1952, Spanish philosopher and writer in the U.S.; in Europe after 1912.
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  • It was his, my Santayana's; he procured it from Toledo, from the master sword-maker of the universe.

    Rita Laura E. Richards
  • Faith in intellect, as Santayana says, is the only faith yet sanctioned by its fruit.

  • Yet Mr Santayana is not the sort of man to indulge in sweeping denunciations.

    Why we should read S. P. B. Mais
  • Because, my dear Mr. Santayana, a dream cannot propagate dreams and realize them to be such.

    The Book of Susan Lee Wilson Dodd
  • I am glad of Mnsterberg's and Santayana's new courses, and hope they'll be good.

  • The great event in my life recently has been the reading of Santayana's book.

  • Santayana is in a neighboring hotel, but we have missed each other thrice.

  • Santayana's, Mr., Interpretations of Poetry and Religion, 183-186.

    Robert Browning G. K. Chesterton
  • Thus, Mr. Santayana is, perhaps, the most valuable of all the Browning critics.

    Robert Browning G. K. Chesterton
  • Others, Santayana for instance, have done this so much better that there is scarcely justification for his pride.

    Idling in Italy Joseph Collins
British Dictionary definitions for Santayana

Santayana

/ˌsæntɪˈænə/
noun
1.
George. 1863–1952, US philosopher, poet, and critic, born in Spain. His works include The Life of Reason (1905–06) and The Realms of Being (1927–40)
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