from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • An urban district of southeast-central England on the Thames River opposite Windsor. Its college, the largest and most famous of England's public schools, was founded by Henry VI in 1440.

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  • proper n. A town in Berkshire, England, see w:Eton, Berkshire
  • proper n. A prestigious public school for boys in the town of Eton, see w:Eton College


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  • Eton with the spirit of public life and political association, the few boys with active minds mimicked the strife of parliament in their debating society, and copied the arts of journalism in the _Eton

    The Life of William Ewart Gladstone, Vol. 1 (of 3) 1809-1859

  • Eton is certainly not phased by high prices as they recently closed their sole U. S outpost in the ritzy Plaza Hotel.

    Luxury Shirt Retailer Eton To Open Madison Avenue Flagship

  • In both books, the name for a certain kind of boy at Eton is bitch.

    Arrested Development

  • Eton is a school that is exceptionally difficult for most to gain entry to and has the excellent teachers and facilities that assist pupils who generally want to learn, to learn.

    Archive 2008-03-01

  • The second son of The 12th Earl of Airlie, he was educated in Eton and Oxford and commissioned in the Scots Guards where he is now on the reserve of officers.

    Ulster's Place In Britain Today/The Economic Future of Great Britain

  • Shelley's draft manuscripts abound with drawings and doodlings, and besides his well-known sketches of romantic landscapes, sailboats, and demonic figures, he also did playful sketches of two boys in Eton costume urinating into a stream and (among the drafts of Adonais) sketched a small naked male figure with a spear (probably representing John Keats as Adonis) who was being urinated upon by a headless torso (probably representing the anonymous reviewers of the Quarterly Review [6]).

    Shelley Comes of Age

  • Political commentators are at a loss to understand why Labour are resurrecting such ‘class war’ politics at a time when voters are generally turned off by such comments and given that Tony Blair, their most successful leader, was himself educated privately at Fettes independent school in Edinburgh popularly known as the Eton of Scotland.

    Playing Dirty Politics

  • It was the fashion of the genteel in Kirkcaple to put their boys into what were known as Eton suits -- long trousers, cut-away jackets, and chimney-pot hats.

    Prester John

  • Melford, fine old sportsman that he was, assisting in the business with the activity of a boy of eighteen, received a kick in the shin that recalled Eton across a long vista of years.

    The Man Who Lost Himself

  • I was to-day at Eton, which is but just cross the bridge, to see my Lord Kerry's son, [11] who is at school there.

    The Journal to Stella


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