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[toin-bee] /ˈtɔɪn bi/
Arnold J(oseph) 1889–1975, English historian. Unabridged
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  • "This is part of a little affair I'm managing for Mrs. Toynbee," says Pinckney.

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  • About the third day things began to hum around the Toynbee place.

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  • Dr. Toynbee has long promised to publish a paper on this matter.

  • The first house of this kind to be established was Toynbee Hall in London, in 1885.

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  • And it was a time of rising rents; according to Toynbee they at least doubled between 1790 and 1833.

  • Dr. Toynbee finds that since 1802 the Commedia as a whole has been translated into English about once every four years.

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  • Toynbee Hall is not the only place in East London where (p. 175) such works are carried on.

  • He conducted Marion to the door and handed her over to the private secretary from Toynbee Hall.

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  • I should very much have preferred the young man from Toynbee Hall who escorted Marion to the cathedral.

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British Dictionary definitions for Toynbee


Arnold 1852–83, British economist and social reformer, after whom Toynbee Hall, a residential settlement in East London, is named
his nephew, Arnold Joseph. 1889–1975, British historian. In his chief work, A Study of History (1934–61), he attempted to analyse the principles determining the rise and fall of civilizations
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