[san-tee-an-uh; -ah-nuh; Spanish sahn-tah-yah-nah]


George,1863–1952, Spanish philosopher and writer in the U.S.; in Europe after 1912. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of santayana

  • It was his, my Santayana's; he procured it from Toledo, from the master sword-maker of the universe.


    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.

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)
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