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  1. Alan (Stewart),1903–88, South African novelist.
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  • For meanwhile Mr Paton had taken quite a wrong view of his character.

    St. Winifred's

    Frederic W. Farrar

  • Paton always puts them in his waste-paper basket, not in his desk.

    St. Winifred's

    Frederic W. Farrar

  • Mr. Paton then took me to Malo, where a Frenchman, Mr. I., was expecting me.

  • She is as pretty a little pagan as ever, said Perior, glancing at Miss Paton.

    The Confounding of Camelia

    Anne Douglas Sedgwick

  • She was an iron boat from Liverpool, commanded by Captain Paton.

British Dictionary definitions for paton


  1. Alan (Stewart). 1903–88, South African writer, noted esp for his novel dealing with racism and apartheid in South Africa, Cry, the Beloved Country (1965)
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