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Amherst

[am-erst]
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noun
  1. Jeffrey, Baron,1717–97, British field marshal: governor general of British North America 1760–63.
  2. a city in W Massachusetts.
  3. a town in N Ohio.
  4. a town in central Nova Scotia, in SE Canada.
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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.

    Molly Bawn

    Margaret Wolfe Hamilton

  • What if he should suspect her of having asked Mr. Amherst to invite him?

    Molly Bawn

    Margaret Wolfe Hamilton

  • Only the grating of Mr. Amherst's bits of china mars the stillness.

    Molly Bawn

    Margaret Wolfe Hamilton

  • Old Mr. Amherst, standing beside her, gives her an air of importance.

    Molly Bawn

    Margaret Wolfe Hamilton


British Dictionary definitions for amherst

Amherst

noun
  1. 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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