Ambler



Eric, 1909–1998, English suspense novelist.
Historical Examples

“He loved you, Major,” said Mrs. Ambler, meeting his swimming eyes.
The Battle Ground Ellen Glasgow

He left it to his trainer to lead the Ambler back, and joined him at the weighing-room.
The Country House John Galsworthy

Ambler gave vent to his habitual grunt of dissatisfaction, and then led the way upstairs.
The Seven Secrets William Le Queux

And with the ghost of a smile he passed into the Ambler’s stall.
The Country House John Galsworthy

In due course the inquest was held at Shadwell, and with Ambler I attended as a witness.
The Seven Secrets William Le Queux

“Take him away,” he said, and his eyes followed the Ambler’s receding form.
The Country House John Galsworthy

Of five lists in which the Ambler’s name appeared, there was only one in which he was second.
The Country House John Galsworthy

Ambler Jevons had been born with the instincts of a detective.
The Seven Secrets William Le Queux

Whoever wrote that letter was inciting Lane to conspiracy, and at the same time held you in fear, Ambler.
The Seven Secrets William Le Queux

Each evening, about ten, Ambler Jevons came in to smoke and drink.
The Seven Secrets William Le Queux

noun
Eric. 1909–1998, English novelist. His thrillers include The Mask of Dimitrios (1939), Journey into Fear (1940), A Kind of Anger (1964), and Doctor Frigo (1974)
n.

late 14c., agent noun from amble (v.).

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