American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A river, about 14 km (9 mi) long, in southwest Scotland. It is the "sweet Afton” of Robert Burns's 1789 poem.
“You don't really picture yourself as a celebrity when you get on the wrestling mat down there sweating on each other, said Gardner, who grew up on a dairy farm in Afton, Wyo.,”
“I’ve heard from strange Marines in Chu-Lai, cloistered nuns and barking madmen but never a word from Afton, N.C. or any of its voters.”
“Quite a number of teachers have contacted me already because they've heard about the testing we're doing at Afton-Lakeland Elementary.”
“She and the kids have been using 8 trail cams at Afton State Park and Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve.”
“They went to Afton Apples, which is one of our favorite, and yesterday was gorgeous.”
“In 2009, Ruairi Curtin opened Sweet Afton, a gastro-pub on 34th Street between 30th and 31st avenues, after leaving his Manhattan job as a business consultant.”
“This particular one stars Audrey Landers who will probably be best known for her role on Dallas as Afton Cooper.”
“Julie Benz and Afton Williamson round out the cast.”
“While many aid experts say that private colleges outside the Ivies must be "flexible" on aid awards to get top students, and that these students' families expect to bargain, Afton said that the Sewanee experience suggests other approaches may work.”
“We did not budge when families came and asked for more aid only because some other college had offered more money, said Lee Ann Afton, dean of admission and financial aid.”
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