- Jeffrey, Baron,1717–97, British field marshal: governor general of British North America 1760–63.
- a city in W Massachusetts.
- a town in N Ohio.
- a town in central Nova Scotia, in SE Canada.
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The school that has received perhaps the most attention is Amherst College.Breaking the Silence Over Campus Rapes
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But a close second is me, secretary of the Amherst College class of 1974.Antonis Samaras: New Greek Prime Minister and Predecessor Share College Ties
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Duke and Amherst each accepted only 11.9 percent of kids who applied.Who Got Into the Country’s Top Colleges?
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“Amherst hosted two Diversity Open Houses in the fall,” said Tom Parker, dean of admissions and financial aid.College Early Admission Is Tougher Than Ever
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Amherst College, one of the most prestigious and selective colleges in the country, ended interviews almost 20 years ago.Do College Interviews Count?
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At Amherst a large gathering of students listened to Senator Hoar.
Mr. Amherst coughs, which means he is displeased, and turns his head away.
What if he should suspect her of having asked Mr. Amherst to invite him?
Only the grating of Mr. Amherst's bits of china mars the stillness.
Old Mr. Amherst, standing beside her, gives her an air of importance.
- Jeffrey, 1st Baron Amherst. 1717–97, British general who defeated the French in Canada (1758–60): governor general of British North America (1761–63)
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