Ammons



A(rchie) R(andolph) 1926–2001, U.S. poet.
the classical name of the Egyptian divinity Amen, whom the Greeks identified with Zeus, the Romans with Jupiter.
the ancient country of the , east of the Jordan River.
Contemporary Examples

Ammons is blunt: “The physical reconnection is over in minutes.”
The War in the Living Room Gail Sheehy January 8, 2010

I called Sgt. Ammons a few weeks after the course ended to ask how his family responded to his newly sensitized behavior.
The War in the Living Room Gail Sheehy January 8, 2010

Now 18, Ammons was a friend of Skylar Neese and a friend of one of her killers, Shelia Eddy.
He Bullies Kids and Calls It News Brandy Zadrozny June 25, 2014

Ammons tried to get Bartiromo to remove the offending posts.
He Bullies Kids and Calls It News Brandy Zadrozny June 25, 2014

Ammons told me he began to lose his hair after he returned from Desert Storm.
The War in the Living Room Gail Sheehy January 8, 2010

Historical Examples

“The Ammons girls are riding high,” some of the settlers said good-naturedly.
Land of the Burnt Thigh Edith Eudora Kohl

It looked as though the whole Sioux tribe had moved over to Ammons.
Land of the Burnt Thigh Edith Eudora Kohl

Many a night stranded strangers sought shelter at the Ammons settlement.
Land of the Burnt Thigh Edith Eudora Kohl

They wanted us, he explained, to make Ammons an Indian trading post.
Land of the Burnt Thigh Edith Eudora Kohl

“It looks as though the Ammons venture is going under,” people were beginning to say.
Land of the Burnt Thigh Edith Eudora Kohl

noun
(Old Testament) the ancestor of the Ammonites
noun
(myth) the classical name of the Egyptian god Amen, identified by the Greeks with Zeus and by the Romans with Jupiter

another form of the name Ben-ammi, the son of Lot (Gen. 19:38). This name is also used for his posterity (Ps. 83:7).

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