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[mur-tn] /ˈmɜr tn/
Robert King, 1910–2003, U.S. sociologist.
Thomas, 1915–68, U.S. poet and religious writer, born in France.
a borough of Greater London, England. Unabridged
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  • However, after Merton Anderson's first visit, Sally appreciated that the rest of his calls were due to her presence.

    The Camp Fire Girls Behind the Lines Margaret O'Bannon Womack Vandercook
  • The door opened, and in came Merton of the infantry, officer of the day.

    Waring's Peril Charles King
  • Youre right, admitted Merton, after practising a few minutes.

  • Merton, oblige me by saying nothing as to the alleged language about Doyle, will you?

    Waring's Peril Charles King
  • “I never liked pipe-smoking on the picket-line,” said Merton.

    A Diplomatic Adventure S. Weir Mitchell
  • Hers was a slighter nature than either Mr. Merton's or Hilda's.

    A Young Mutineer Mrs. L. T. Meade
  • Mrs. Merton smiled, and turned rather pointedly towards Evelyn.

    Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
British Dictionary definitions for Merton


a borough in SW Greater London. Pop: 191 400 (2003 est). Area: 38 sq km (15 sq miles)


Thomas (Feverel). 1915–68, US writer, monk, and mystic; noted esp for his autobiography The Seven Storey Mountain (1948)
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