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Dame Peggy (Edith Margaret Emily Ashcroft) 1907–91, English actress.
Contemporary Examples

I was booed, hissed, and heckled while Ashcroft and Gonzales were regularly applauded.
Bush’s Lawyers Strike Back Dan Abrams May 2, 2009

There is much to do and to undo after the disastrous administrations of Attorneys General Ashcroft and Gonzales.
Laying Down the Law Ronald Goldfarb November 21, 2008

Ashcroft went so far after the 9/11 attacks as to argue that dissent itself verged on the unconstitutional.
As Anger at Eric Holder Grows, So Does His Value as Obama’s Lightning Rod Nick Gillespie May 29, 2013

Historical Examples

At last the eruption became “Vesuvian,” and the ashes from the crater threatened to re-bury Pompeii—we mean Ashcroft.
Skookum Chuck Fables Skookum Chuck (pseud for R.D. Cumming)

I’m at Ashcroft, I am, coming on the same coach as this letter, coming to live in your home.
A Man in the Open Roger Pocock

Ashcroft set himself at once to save his friend from the result of the shock.
Driven From Home Horatio Alger

And so, in the starry middle of a night, I was met at Ashcroft.
A Man in the Open Roger Pocock

We reached Ashcroft (which was the beginning of the long trail) at sunrise.
The Trail of the Goldseekers Hamlin Garland

It was the founding of one of the happiest homes in Ashcroft.
Skookum Chuck Fables Skookum Chuck (pseud for R.D. Cumming)

Once upon a time in Ashcroft two ladies were thrown into the same society; because in Ashcroft there is only one class.
Skookum Chuck Fables Skookum Chuck (pseud for R.D. Cumming)

Dame Peggy. 1907–91, English stage and film actress


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