[ peyt-n ]
/ ˈpeɪt n /
Alan (Stewart), 1903–88, South African novelist.
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Words nearby Paton
, Patna rice
, Pat. Off.
, pat on the back
, pat. pend.
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How to use Paton in a sentence
When about eleven he accompanied his elder brother, Alexander, to Mr. Paton's school at Falkirk.
By the kindness of Sir Nol Paton a most perfect fourteenth century specimen is illustrated.
Mr Paton was as deaf as Pluto to all excuses, and as inexorable as Rhadamanthus in his retributive dispensations.
But Mr Paton, allowing for his violent frame of mind, took no notice of this last affront.
British Dictionary definitions for Paton
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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