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Paddy, Baron. real name Jeremy John Durham Ashdown. born 1941, British politician; leader of the Liberal Democrats (formerly the Social and Liberal Democrats) (1988–99); UN high representative in Bosnia-Herzegovina from 2002
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  • No account of ashdown would be complete without some mention of the great golfing family of Mitchell.

  • And now we leave the camp, and descend towards the west, and are on the ashdown.

    Tom Brown's School Days Thomas Hughes
  • And now we leave the camp, and descend toward the west, and are on the ashdown.

    Tom Brown at Rugby Thomas Hughes
  • The little flaw of having a mistress now living with him at ashdown Park seems to be the only unpleasing circumstance about him.

    Jane Austen, Her Life and Letters William Austen-Leigh and Richard Arthur Austen-Leigh
  • The place where the armies met was called in those times scesdune, which means ashdown.

    King Alfred of England Jacob Abbott
  • The son replied that he knew who his mother had said he would sometime marry, and named Sister ashdown.

  • He defeated the Danes, who had overrun most of England, at ashdown, and compelled them to make a treaty of peace.

    Tom Brown at Rugby Thomas Hughes
  • Not many miles away from the latter course is that of ashdown Forest, a very tricky green abounding in heather.

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