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Contemporary Examples of leighton

Historical Examples of leighton

  • I always felt there was a lot of good in Leighton under her fluff.

    Miss Pat at School

    Pemberton Ginther

  • Archbishop Leighton often said that if he were to choose a place to die in, it should be an inn.

    Familiar Quotations

    John Bartlett

  • "Luncheon is served," said Leighton, but he said it too late.

    The Longest Journey

    E. M. Forster

  • I sent a line to Leighton not to forward my own things: I don't fancy them.

    The Longest Journey

    E. M. Forster

  • Be ambitious to be unknown, Archbishop Leighton also instructs us.

British Dictionary definitions for leighton


  1. Frederic, 1st Baron Leighton of Stretton. 1830–96, British painter and sculptor of classical subjects: president of the Royal Academy (1878)
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