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Drayton

[dreyt-n] /ˈdreɪt n/
noun
1.
Michael, 1563–1631, English poet.
2.
William Henry, 1742–1779, American member of Continental Congress, 1778–79.
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  • Mrs. Drayton's further hopes and fears were lost in the bustle of the court.

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  • "I think you are a good woman, Mrs. Drayton," said the magistrate.

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  • "I wish to see Mrs. Drayton," she said, when the door was opened by an elderly person.

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  • Drayton rose, smiled broadly, bowed to the witness, and resumed his seat.

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  • Then tell the court how you came to identify the defendant as Drayton.

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  • The attorney smiled, and the tension of Drayton's face relaxed.

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  • Drayton was still on his feet, riveted to the spot where he stood.

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  • Drayton's brows were tightened and his lips were drawn hard.

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  • Drayton and Bonnithorne did not trouble the world much longer.

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Drayton

/ˈdreɪtən/
noun
1.
Michael. 1563–1631, English poet. His work includes odes and pastorals, and Poly-Olbion (1613–22), on the topography of England
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