Example sentences for: abingdon

How can you use “abingdon” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • It cannot be denied that Abingdon arose by an abbey, for example, or that Maidstone is on the Medway.

  • By 1973, it had opened an office in Abingdon and, in 1976, in Wytheville.

  • It is they, therefore, as much as anybody, who are to blame for the continuing fiction that Abingdon means town of the abbey, that Boston is named for St. Botolph, that Coventry means place of the abbey, that the second word of Leighton Buzzard represents French beau désert, that Lichfield means field of the corpses, that Maidstone means Medway town, that Morpeth means moor path, that Redruth means town of the Druids, that Southend is so called because it is at the southern end of Essex, that Westminster is a minster west of St. Paul's Cathedral, and so on.

  • Abingdon means Æbba's hill; Boston means Bōtwulf's stone; Conventry means Cofa's tree; Leighton Buzzard is named for the Busard family, who owned land here in the 13th century; Lichfield means open land near Letocetum, the latter name itself meaning gray wood; Maidstone probably means stone of the maidens (i.e., where the girls gathered); Morpeth, like it or not, means murder path; Redruth, a Cornish name, means red ford; Southend arose at the southern end of Prittlewell parish; Westminster is west of the City of London.


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