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[am-erst] /ˈæm ərst/
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. Unabridged
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  • Amherst paused a moment, as if trying to choose the words least likely to pain her.

    The Fruit of the Tree Edith Wharton
  • On the 20th of June the rest of the army, under Amherst, marched to the lake.

    Ben Comee M. J. (Michael Joseph) Canavan
  • She must see Mr. Langhope first, must clear Amherst of the least faint association with her act or her intention.

    The Fruit of the Tree Edith Wharton
  • It is not cause for wonder that she is not now remembered in Amherst.

    The Shirley Letters from California Mines in 1851-52 Louise Amelia Knapp Smith Clappe
  • It was refused, and after some conversation, Amherst consented that no movement should be made until 12 o'clock.

British Dictionary definitions for Amherst


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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