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Tolstoy

[tohl-stoi, tol-; Russian tuhl-stoi] /ˈtoʊl stɔɪ, ˈtɒl-; Russian tʌlˈstɔɪ/
noun
1.
Leo or Lev Nikolaevich
[lev nik-uh-lahy-uh-vich;; Russian lyef nyi-kuh-lah-yi-vyich] /lɛv ˌnɪk əˈlaɪ əˌvɪtʃ;; Russian ˈlyɛf nyɪ kʌˈlɑ yɪ vyɪtʃ/ (Show IPA),
Count, 1828–1910, Russian novelist and social critic.
Also, Tolstoi.
Related forms
Tolstoyan, Tolstoian, adjective, noun
Tolstoyism, noun
Tolstoyist, noun
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Tolstoy

/ˈtɒlstɔɪ; Russian talˈstɔj/
noun
1.
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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