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[spi-noh-zuh] /spɪˈnoʊ zə/
[buh-rook] /bəˈruk/ (Show IPA),
or Benedict de
[ben-uh-dikt duh] /ˈbɛn ə dɪkt də/ (Show IPA),
1632–77, Dutch philosopher. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The system of Spinoza is less personal and also less dualistic than that of Descartes.

    Meno Plato
  • "'Tis a Greek goddess," said Spinoza with labored lightness.

  • Spinoza sat down on his truckle-bed with a great sigh of content.

  • "Thou forgettest to reckon with the mathematics," laughed Spinoza.

  • "'Tis not the way to help or uplift mankind," said Spinoza mildly.

  • Spinoza allowed his standing desire to cough to find satisfaction.

  • She exchanged a half-smile with Spinoza, who thrilled deliciously.

  • He did not take Spinoza's outstretched hand in his but put it to his lips.

  • He works out his thoughts best in mathematics—the Spinoza of socialism.

British Dictionary definitions for Spinoza


Baruch (bəˈruːk). 1632–77, Dutch philosopher who constructed a holistic metaphysical system derived from a series of hypotheses that he judged self-evident. His chief work is Ethics (1677)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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