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  1. Sir A(lfred) J(ules),1910–1989, English philosopher, teacher, and author.
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Historical Examples of ayer

  • The station was three miles away, and now within the limits of Ayer.

    The Bay State Monthly, Vol. 1, Issue 1.


  • Ayer's Sarsparilla Company, Lovell, employs hundreds of boys.

  • In the year 1682 the district of Ayer Aji threw off its dependence on Indrapura.

    The History of Sumatra

    William Marsden

  • Ayer's Regulars were found to be a stubborn set by Kershaw's troops.

    History of Kershaw's Brigade

    D. Augustus Dickert

  • So he used Ayer's ague cure with good effect for six months.

British Dictionary definitions for ayer


  1. Sir Alfred Jules. 1910–89, English positivist philosopher, noted particularly for his antimetaphysical work Language, Truth, and Logic (1936)
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