American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Croce, Benedetto 1866-1952. Italian philosopher, historian, and critic noted for a major work of modern idealism, the four-volume Philosophy of the Spirit (1902-1917), and as a staunch opponent of fascism.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A Middle English form of cross, cross.
“Ex-Sixers vice president Pat Croce is long gone but not forgotten: An ad above one of the urinals in the men's room touts his new book, Lead Or Get Off The Pot.”
“The Sixers lost 66 games in Croce's first year; they're on a 59-win pace this season.”
“But I seem to recall Croce's and Gram Parsons' deaths being reported on the same day in September 1973 in Dublin's 'Evening Herald' newspaper”
“On the basis of the unity of thought and expression Croce rejected “modes of expression,” such as the plain and the ornate, the simple and the elevated, the poetic and the prosaic, as well as “figures of speech” and all other ornamentations (Part I, Ch. ix), thus consolidating his exclusion of rhetoric and the theory of genres from literary criticism.”
“Croce, which is hallowed ground: the Annonciata, celebrated for the frescos of Andrea del Sarto; and the Carmine, which pleased me by the light elegance of its architecture, and its fine alto-relievos in white marble.”
“And he was also familiar with the work of Italian idealists such as Croce,”
“I deal with aesthetics only so far as they concern art, that is to say I shall not attempt any purely philosophic speculations about the nature of art and I shall speak of the speculations of others, such as Croce and Tolstoy, only so far as they seem to me likely to have a practical effect upon art.”
“Mr. Croce is a clockwork-loving person who went to Greenwich ... well, let’s hear it in his words:”
“Croce, which is not a bad specimen of architectural design. ”
“As Jim Croce wrote in song long ago, Don´t mess with people you don´t know.”
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