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a town and resort in SW England, in Devon: administratively part of Torbay since 1968
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  • When he came to paignton he was far removed from us; but little by little he reapproached.

    The High Heart Basil King
  • When I had recovered I went to a cottage at paignton, where, when he left the hospital, he joined me.

    The High Heart Basil King
  • She was stopping at paignton with her parents and he was now going to return to her.

    The Red Redmaynes

    Eden Phillpotts
  • paignton Rob adjusted himself with the greatest nicety into his proper position that day.

    Sea-Dogs All!

    Tom Bevan
  • After this Jeffreys ordered fresh flagons of wine, and asked paignton Rob for his story.

    Sea-Dogs All!

    Tom Bevan
  • And paignton Rob—weeks after—sat moist-eyed in a cottage at Newnham listening to a maiden's sobs.

    Sea-Dogs All!

    Tom Bevan
  • One man, paignton Rob, knew Oxenham's route across the isthmus, and he volunteered at once to lead any pursuing party.

    Sea-Dogs All!

    Tom Bevan
  • Britannia (without the professional) declared at 173 for one wicket against paignton, and got them out for 120.

  • This was completed as far as paignton during Mr. Brunels lifetime.

  • Chatfield, if paignton marries an actress you understand that I leave here at once?

    The Vanity Girl Compton Mackenzie

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