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Tol·stoy

or Tol·stoi  (tōl′stoi, tŏl′-, təl-stoi′), Count Leo or Lev Nikolayevich 1828-1910.
Russian writer whose great novels War and Peace (1869) and Anna Karenina (1877) offer extraordinary detail and profound psychological insights. His later theories of ethics and morality recommended nonparticipation in and passive resistance to evil.

Tol·stoy′an adj. & n.
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Tolstoy

(ˈtɒlstɔɪ; Russian talˈstɔj)
n
(Biography) 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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Tol•stoy

or Tol•stoi

(ˈtoʊl stɔɪ, ˈtɒl-, toʊlˈstɔɪ, tɒl-)

n.
Leo or Lev Nikolaevich, Count, 1828–1910, Russian novelist and social critic.
Tol′stoy•an, adj., n.
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