Tolstoyan

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Tolstoy +‎ -an

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Tolstoyan (comparative more Tolstoyan, superlative most Tolstoyan)

  1. Of or relating to Leo Tolstoy, the Russian writer.
    • 2005, James D. Hunt, An American Looks at Gandhi, Bibliophile South Asia, page 37 [1]
      This essay will look first at Gandhi's knowledge of Tolstoy and proceed to the persons, organizations, and books that enlarged and enriched Gandhi's knowledge of Tolstoyan values.

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Tolstoyan (plural Tolstoyans)

  1. A follower of Tolstoy, who advocates and practises manual labor, simplicity of living, non-resistance, etc., holds that possession of wealth and ownership of property are sinful, and rejects all religious teachings not coming directly from Christ.

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