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Jeffrey, Baron, 1717–97, British field marshal: governor general of British North America 1760–63.
a city in W Massachusetts.
a town in N Ohio.
a town in central Nova Scotia, in SE Canada.
Contemporary Examples

Amherst College, one of the most prestigious and selective colleges in the country, ended interviews almost 20 years ago.
Do College Interviews Count? Steve Cohen, Mike Muska October 5, 2011

The school that has received perhaps the most attention is Amherst College.
Breaking the Silence Over Campus Rapes Emily Shire January 22, 2014

The Belle of Amherst, a one-woman play by William Luce, opened on Broadway in 1976, starring Julie Harris.
Emily Dickinson’s Racy Side Donna Seaman February 28, 2010

An earlier version of this article said she taught at Amherst.
Fall’s Hottest College Courses Josh Dzieza, Daniel D’Addario September 5, 2010

Amherst: 1,098—about the same number of applicants it admitted.
The Dirty College Admissions Trick Marc Zawel April 28, 2010

Historical Examples

Amherst paused a moment, as if trying to choose the words least likely to pain her.
The Fruit of the Tree Edith Wharton

At Amherst a large gathering of students listened to Senator Hoar.
The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV Various

She must see Mr. Langhope first, must clear Amherst of the least faint association with her act or her intention.
The Fruit of the Tree Edith Wharton

Mr. Amherst coughs, which means he is displeased, and turns his head away.
Molly Bawn Margaret Wolfe Hamilton

It was refused, and after some conversation, Amherst consented that no movement should be made until 12 o’clock.
Montreal 1535-1914 under the French Rgime William Henry Atherton

Jeffrey, 1st Baron Amherst. 1717–97, British general who defeated the French in Canada (1758–60): governor general of British North America (1761–63)


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