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[tohl-stoi, tol-; Russian tuhl-stoi]
Leo or Lev Nikolaevich [lev nik-uh-lahy-uh-vich; Russian lyef nyi-kuh-lah-yi-vyich] , Count, 1828–1910, Russian novelist and social critic.
Also, Tolstoi.

Tolstoyan, Tolstoian, adjective, noun
Tolstoyism, noun
Tolstoyist, noun Unabridged
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Tolstoy (ˈtɒlstɔɪ, Russian talˈstɔj)
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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