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  1. Thomas à,1379?–1471, German ecclesiastic and author.
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Historical Examples of kempis

  • I found him dull, stale, and unprofitable in comparison with À Kempis.

    Confessions of a Book-Lover

    Maurice Francis Egan

  • It is the return of the nineteenth century to Thomas a Kempis.

  • Let it keep to tasks “of a size with its capacity”—as Kempis says—and leave the rest.

    Psychical Miscellanea

    J. Arthur Hill

  • Thomas--Kempis was but the forerunner of a race of distinguished literati.

    Vondel's Lucifer

    Joost van den Vondel

  • Do not take up your time or your thoughts with mere curiosities, either in your Bible or in any other good book, says À Kempis.

British Dictionary definitions for kempis


  1. Thomas à. ?1380–1471, German Augustinian monk, generally regarded as the author of the devotional work The Imitation of Christ
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