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[ath-er-tuh n] /ˈæθ ər tən/
Gertrude (Franklin) (Gertrude Franklin Horn) 1857–1948, U.S. novelist. Unabridged
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  • "It was my wish that you should be kept in ignorance of the matter," observed Atherton.

    The Manchester Rebels of the Fatal '45 William Harrison Ainsworth
  • “Miss Atherton must be very proud,” said he, returning to his work.

    A Dog with a Bad Name Talbot Baines Reed
  • It was a mania which must be indulged for the time, and he could only trust to Atherton to keep him advised concerning her.

    A Modern Instance William Dean Howells
  • Jerry had improved in every respect since he went to Atherton.

    Miss Ashton's New Pupil Mrs. S. S. Robbins
  • Now Atherton was, of course, well-nigh spent; he had followed instructions to the dot, and was not expected to finish.

    At Start and Finish William Lindsey
  • And Dr. Atherton hadn't looked at us full in the face while he talked.

  • By-and-by Dr. Atherton came, and ordered us down to the saloon, and made us each drink a glass of wine.

  • Atherton bowed, and was about to retire, when Sir Richard stopped him.

    The Manchester Rebels of the Fatal '45 William Harrison Ainsworth
British Dictionary definitions for Atherton


Mike, full name Michael Andrew Atherton. born 1968, English cricketer: played for Lancashire (1987–2001) and England (1989–2001); captain of England (1993–1998)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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