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Orton

[awrt-n] /ˈɔrt n/
noun
1.
Joe (John Kingsley Orton) 1933–67, English playwright.
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  • Orton Hippisley might have boasted of kisses he did not get, but not of the slaps that he did.

    In a Little Town Rupert Hughes
  • But it was all right, because they were going to get married when Orton learned how to earn some money.

    In a Little Town Rupert Hughes
  • She and Orton rode home in a hack and she cried all the way.

    In a Little Town Rupert Hughes
  • I am indebted to Mr. Orton for a letter on the same subject.

  • The foregoing are the most important of Mr. Orton's statements.

  • Mrs. Kilroy and Mrs. Orton Beg have just come in; I will go and join them.

    The Beth Book

    Sarah Grand
  • And you'll be specially fond of Mrs. Orton Beg when you know her, I fancy.

    The Beth Book

    Sarah Grand
  • "I didn't know you were a speaker," Mrs. Orton Beg whispered.

    The Beth Book

    Sarah Grand
  • If you or Mr. Orton will go with me, I will show you where she lives, and then you can take your own course.

    Ben's Nugget Horatio, Jr. Alger
  • "No," muttered Orton, for he feared such a step might prove successful.

    Ben's Nugget Horatio, Jr. Alger
British Dictionary definitions for Orton

Orton

/ˈɔːtən/
noun
1.
Joe (Kingsley). 1933–67, British dramatist, noted for his black comedies: these include Entertaining Mr Sloane (1964), Loot (1966), and What the Butler Saw (1969)
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