an apostle who demanded proof of Christ's Resurrection, becoming the apostle to whom the expression “doubting Thomas” refers. John 20:24–29.
Augustus, 1857–1934, U.S. playwright, journalist, and actor.
(Charles Louis) Am·broise [sharl lwee ahn-brwaz], /ʃarl lwi ɑ̃ˈbrwaz/, 1811–96, French composer.
Clarence, born 1948, U.S. jurist: associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court since 1991.
Dyl·an (Mar·lais) [dil-uhn mahr-ley], /ˈdɪl ən ˈmɑr leɪ/, 1914–53, Welsh poet and short-story writer.
George Henry, 1816–70, Union general in the U.S. Civil War.
Isaiah, 1749–1831, U.S. printer, journalist and publisher of Revolutionary literature.
Isiah "Zeke", born 1961, U.S. basketball player, coach, and executive.
John, 1724–76, American physician and general in the American Revolution.
Lowell (Jackson), 1892–1981, U.S. newscaster, world traveler, and writer.
Martha Carey, 1857–1935, U.S. educator and women's-rights advocate.
Norman (Mat·toon) [muh-toon], /məˈtun/, 1884–1968, U.S. socialist leader and political writer.
Seth, 1785–1859, U.S. clock designer and manufacturer.
Theodore, 1835–1905, U.S. orchestra conductor, born in Germany.
William Isaac, 1863–1947, U.S. sociologist.
a male given name: from an Aramaic word meaning “twin.”
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How to use Thomas in a sentence
“We rank last or near the bottom for many of these conditions like diabetes and obesity,” Thomas said.Vaccine lotteries and personal appeals: The medically vulnerable find their priority status slipping away | Lena H. Sun, Isaac Stanley-Becker | February 26, 2021 | Washington Post
Thomas was one of the most productive in the league in his first full season at the position.Washington’s biggest non-QB roster needs: Receiving help, linebacker and more | Nicki Jhabvala | February 25, 2021 | Washington Post
They turned to Thomas and asked why he wasn’t on the radio that day.“I Don’t Trust the People Above Me”: Riot Squad Cops Open Up About Disastrous Response to Capitol Insurrection | by Joaquin Sapien and Joshua Kaplan | February 12, 2021 | ProPublica
Thomas, who is the senior member of the Supreme Court’s conservative majority, has never recused himself because of his wife’s public comments about an issue.Ginni Thomas apologizes to husband’s Supreme Court clerks after Capitol riot fallout | Robert Barnes | February 2, 2021 | Washington Post
The group is working on a phone app that could allow people to register remotely and make it easier for people to seek out resources, Thomas said.Annapolis couple use nonprofit to fight homelessness, hunger during pandemic | Brooks DuBose | February 1, 2021 | Washington Post
The St. Thomas gathering happened around 2005, according to Krauss.Sleazy Billionaire’s Double Life Featured Beach Parties With Stephen Hawking | M.L. Nestel | January 8, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
We read Thomas Piketty because we needed to understand these failures to have any hope of grappling with them.
Thomas Piketty raised the Big Questions this year about democracy and inequality.
Thomas Sadoski should be the frontrunner to play every smarmy privileged thirty-something from now on.'The Newsroom' Ended As It Began: Weird, Controversial, and Noble | Kevin Fallon | December 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The eyes of people like Thomas Patrick Cullen III, firefighter, Squad 41, husband, father, 31 years old.
Thomas Cooper, an English prelate, died; highly commended for his great learning and eloquence.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
The intellectual temperament finds voice in many great expressions, which are very Dante and also very Thomas, as Par.
As if unwilling to trust himself longer in dangerous companionship, he went up to town with Thomas Carr.Elster's Folly | Mrs. Henry Wood
John of Damascus, an important Greek theologian of the eighth century, often cited by Thomas.
Thomas goes on to contradict Aristotle, in holding quod nullum ens esset nisi corpus.
British Dictionary definitions for Thomas
Saint. Also called: doubting Thomas. one of the twelve apostles, who refused to believe in Christ's resurrection until he had seen his wounds (John 20:24–29). Feast day: July 3 or Dec 2l or Oct 6
(French tɔmɑ) Ambroise (ɑ̃brwaz). 1811–96, French composer of light operas, including Mignon (1866)
Dylan (Marlais) (ˈdɪlən). 1914–53, Welsh poet and essayist. His works include the prose Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog (1940), the verse collection Deaths and Entrances (1946), and his play for voices Under Milk Wood (1954)
(Philip) Edward, pen name Edward Eastaway. 1878–1917, British poet and critic: killed in World War I
R (onald) S (tuart). 1913–2000, Welsh poet and clergyman. His collections include Song at the Year's Turning (1955), Not that He Brought Flowers (1968), and Laboratories of the Spirit (1975)
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Other Idioms and Phrases with Thomas
see doubting thomas.
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