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Ashton

[ash-tuh n] /ˈæʃ tən/
noun
1.
Sir Frederick (William) 1906–1988, English dancer and choreographer, born in Ecuador.
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  • "Come, George, fill up your glass," said Ashton repeatedly; but George declined.

    Life in London Edwin Hodder
  • "I am inclined to the belief that nature is the best preacher," Ashton remarked.

    Life in London Edwin Hodder
  • "I do not agree with you in your religious sentiments, Ashton, as you know," said George.

    Life in London Edwin Hodder
  • Even Ashton said, "Weston, you are coming it pretty strong, old fellow!"

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  • "Then I will go with you," answered Ashton; and he unlocked the door.

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Ashton

/ˈæʃtən/
noun
1.
Sir Frederick. 1906–88, British ballet dancer and choreographer. His ballets include Façade (1931), to music by Walton, La Fille mal gardée (1960), The Dream (1964), and A Month in the Country (1976)
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