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Tolstoy

or Tol·stoi

[ tohl-stoi, tol-; Russian tuhl-stoi ]
/ ˈtoʊl stɔɪ, ˈtɒl-; Russian tʌlˈstɔɪ /
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noun
Leo or Lev Ni·ko·la·e·vich [lev -nik-uh-lahy-uh-vich; Russian lyef nyi-kuh-lah-yi-vyich], /lɛv ˌnɪk əˈlaɪ əˌvɪtʃ; Russian ˈlyɛf nyɪ kʌˈlɑ yɪ vyɪtʃ/, Count, 1828–1910, Russian novelist and social critic.
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OTHER WORDS FROM Tolstoy

Tol·stoy·an, Tol·stoi·an, adjective, nounTol·stoy·ism, nounTol·stoy·ist, noun
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Tolstoy
/ (ˈtɒlstɔɪ, Russian talˈstɔj) /

noun
Leo, Russian name Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy. 1828–1910, Russian novelist, short-story writer, and philosopher; author of the two monumental novels War and Peace (1865–69) and Anna Karenina (1875–77). Following a spiritual crisis in 1879, he adopted a form of Christianity based on a doctrine of nonresistance to evil
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