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St. Thomas

an island in the Virgin Islands of the U.S., in the E West Indies. 32 sq. mi. (83 sq. km).
a city in SE Ontario, in S Canada.
former name of Charlotte Amalie.


[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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  • Wyndham overtook them as they turned down to the river by St. Thomas's Hospital.

    Audrey Craven May Sinclair
  • She was carried to the accident ward at St. Thomas's Hospital close by.

    Sue, A Little Heroine

    L. T. Meade
  • His name has a Norwegian sound, and reminds us of St. Thomas of that surname.

    The Library Andrew Lang
  • Then about ten we approached St. Thomas for the second time.

    Ladies-In-Waiting Kate Douglas Wiggin
  • St. Thomas gave to the poor the money intrusted to him by the king.

    The Worship of the Church

    Jacob A. Regester
  • The captain concludes to leave us at St. Thomas if we desire it.

    Eli and Sibyl Jones

    Rufus Matthew Jones
  • All I wanted was to leave the steamer at St. Thomas with none of his cash in my pocket.

    A New Sensation Albert Ross
  • Have you told any one on the steamer that you are going to leave at St. Thomas?

    A New Sensation Albert Ross
British Dictionary definitions for St. Thomas


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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