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[ab-ing-duh n] /ˈæb ɪŋ dən/
a town in S Oxfordshire, in S England, on the Thames: site of Benedictine abbey founded 7th century a.d. Unabridged
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  • For which loss the brethren were greatly grieved—the brethren of Abingdon.

    Oxford Andrew Lang
  • Miss Abingdon had antiquated notions of a chaperon's duties.

    Peter and Jane

    S. (Sarah) Macnaughtan
  • The motion was opposed by the earls of Nottingham, Abingdon, and Paulet.

  • That year he led a company as far westward as Abingdon, Virginia.

    Blue Ridge Country Jean Thomas
  • At Abingdon, for example, the rents of many of the town tenements were assigned to it.

    English Monastic Life Abbot Gasquet
  • I took in Mr. Abingdon, and sent a complete letter to the London bank.

    The King of Diamonds Louis Tracy
  • Mr. Abingdon did not doubt for one moment that the boy was telling the truth.

    The King of Diamonds Louis Tracy
  • The blossom at Abingdon is a great feature, and one not to be found everywhere.

    The Thames G. E. Mitton
  • The town hall in the market place at Abingdon is really a fine bit of work.

    The Thames G. E. Mitton
  • Its history does not reach back so far as that of Abingdon or Reading.

    The Thames G. E. Mitton
British Dictionary definitions for Abingdon


a market town in S England, in Oxfordshire. Pop: 36 010 (2001)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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