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[ab-uh-leen] /ˈæb əˌlin/
a city in central Texas. Unabridged
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  • There was no room for him in the same district as Wild Bill of Abilene.

  • This institution holds its annual meetings at Abilene, Texas.

    The Merry-Go-Round Carl Van Vechten
  • We'll find chances enough, and we'll strike for Abilene and your uncle's place.

    The Eagle's Heart Hamlin Garland
  • That chap from Abilene was a Texas cattle-man, with hair as red as fire.

    Wild Bill's Last Trail Ned Buntline
  • The others were of grimmer purpose, and went respectively to Abilene and Hays.

    The Sunset Trail Alfred Henry Lewis
  • He would pass through Hays and Abilene on his slow way to Cheyenne.

    The Sunset Trail Alfred Henry Lewis
  • Why, I was never in Abilene longer than half an hour in my life, ma'am.

    The Sheriff of Badger George B. Pattullo
British Dictionary definitions for Abilene


a city in central Texas. Pop: 114 889 (2003 est)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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