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Santayana

[san-tee-an-uh; -ah-nuh; Spanish sahn-tah-yah-nah] /ˌsæn tiˈæn ə; -ˈɑ nə; Spanish ˌsɑn tɑˈyɑ nɑ/
noun
1.
George, 1863–1952, Spanish philosopher and writer in the U.S.; in Europe after 1912.
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  • Others, Santayana for instance, have done this so much better that there is scarcely justification for his pride.

    Idling in Italy Joseph Collins
  • The great event in my life recently has been the reading of Santayana's book.

  • Faith in intellect, as Santayana says, is the only faith yet sanctioned by its fruit.

  • Santayana is in a neighboring hotel, but we have missed each other thrice.

  • It is a good idea of Santayana that "the function of poetry is to emotionalize philosophy."

    The Last Harvest John Burroughs
  • Thus, Mr. Santayana is, perhaps, the most valuable of all the Browning critics.

    Robert Browning G. K. Chesterton
  • I have meant to write to Santayana; but on second thoughts, and to save myself, I will just ask you to send him this.

  • Even so subtle a thinker as Santayana finds them too difficult, and abandons them in righteous indignation.

  • And, as Santayana admirably says, harmony when made to rule in life gives reason a noble satisfaction which we call happiness.

    Parallel Paths Thomas William Rolleston
  • A striking example of critical and philosophic blindness is Mr. Santayana's essay on Shelley.

    The Critical Game John Albert Macy
British Dictionary definitions for Santayana

Santayana

/ˌsæntɪˈænə/
noun
1.
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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