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Thomas à Kempis

[tom-uh s uh kem-pis] /ˈtɒm əs ə ˈkɛm pɪs/


[kem-pis] /ˈkɛm pɪs/
Thomas à, 1379?–1471, German ecclesiastic and author. Unabridged
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  • She did not even pick up Thomas à Kempis but went to the door and called Lina.

  • The translations of Thomas à Kempis into English vary in value.

    Confessions of a Book-Lover Maurice Francis Egan
  • He had taken out of his pocket a stumpy, and very shabby little brown volume of Thomas à Kempis, which was very familiar to her.

    Thistle and Rose Amy Walton
  • Thomas à Kempis was born in the latter part of the fourteenth century and lived to a good old age.

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 6 Charles H. Sylvester
  • Mr. Cust gave me a most beautifully bound copy of Thomas à Kempis; he had had it bound on purpose.

    Verner's Pride Mrs. Henry Wood
  • He handed her a little volume of Thomas à Kempis, "For those leisure hours which you never have," he said.

    Flint Maud Wilder Goodwin
  • Talk went on among us all until a bearded monk in white came in and began to read passages from Thomas à Kempis.

    Just Irish Charles Battell Loomis
  • It is not certainly known who is the author, but it is generally supposed that Thomas à Kempis is.

    Charlotte Bronte and Her Circle Clement K. Shorter
  • But Thomas à Kempis knew of the recurrences, if he did not measure them.

    The Rhythm of Life Alice Meynell
  • Thomas à Kempis himself has described their way of living at Deventer.

    The Great Book-Collectors Charles Isaac Elton and Mary Augusta Elton
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Thomas à. ?1380–1471, German Augustinian monk, generally regarded as the author of the devotional work The Imitation of Christ
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