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[hwawr-tn, wawr-] /ˈʰwɔr tn, ˈwɔr-/
Edith, 1862–1937, U.S. novelist. Unabridged
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  • "We'll let it go at that," Mr. Wharton returned ambiguously.

    Ted and the Telephone Sara Ware Bassett
  • Then he added by way of an evasion from any difficulty with Wharton.

    Border Ghost Stories Howard Pease
  • Miss Wharton found her, and asked if she was having a good time.

    A Little Girl in Old Pittsburg Amanda M. Douglas
  • "I wish her all happiness," said Mrs. Wharton, without emotion.

    A Coin of Edward VII Fergus Hume
  • He did write to Mr. Wharton, but in doing so he altogether laid aside that flighty manner which for a while had annoyed her.

    The Prime Minister Anthony Trollope
British Dictionary definitions for Wharton


Edith (Newbold). 1862–1937, US novelist; author of The House of Mirth (1905) and Ethan Frome (1911)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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