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[san-tee-an-uh; -ah-nuh; Spanish sahn-tah-yah-nah] /ˌsæn tiˈæn ə; -ˈɑ nə; Spanish ˌsɑn tɑˈyɑ nɑ/
George, 1863–1952, Spanish philosopher and writer in the U.S.; in Europe after 1912. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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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


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)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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