a city in central Iowa.
Contemporary Examples

Sara Nelson talks to Zaslow about his new book, The Girls From Ames.
Sully’s New Co-Pilot Sara Nelson June 8, 2009

But Pawlenty then ran out of money after not meeting expectations in the Ames straw poll, so he dropped out of the race.
Mitt Romney’s Minnesota Defeat Humiliates Tim Pawlenty in Home State Ben Jacobs February 7, 2012

When asked about the Ames poll, the women at her table break out in laughter.
Iowa Straw Poll Drawing Yawns Lauren Ashburn August 8, 2011

Perhaps this is why I adore the Ames Hotel, which is part of Morgans.
Gal With a Suitcase Jolie Hunt March 19, 2010

The former girlfriend of Ajar, Ames was also friends with Roy Lopez, the other alleged “fence,” and buddies with Lee.
The Real Bling Ring: Where Are They Now? Tricia Romano May 20, 2013

Historical Examples

Captain Ames must have observed his action, and showed his silent approval by requesting water for himself.
The Cruise of the Dry Dock T. S. Stribling

No matter how poor a patient was, Dr. Ames always did his best.
Old Rail Fence Corners Various

The secretary said Mr. Ames had asked to see him when he came in.
Bambi Marjorie Benton Cooke

In fact, he ran as an Independent for governor against Ames in 1873.
The Journal of Negro History, Volume 2, 1917 Various

“Ma’am, here is Mrs. Ames’s girl come with some sewing,” said the servant.
The May Flower, and Miscellaneous Writings Harriet Beecher Stowe

Ames (āmz), Bruce Nathan. Born 1928.

American biochemist noted for his studies of environmental mutagens and carcinogens. He developed the Ames test.


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