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  • The house was looking more and more like a place that squatters lived in, instead of what it was: a home that had been in Dad’s family for three generations.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • And we found another house on the edge of your complex, had some squatters.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • One strike against going upstairs was its limited options for quick escape (from squatters or ghouls or whatever else my anxious mind could invent) other than hurling myself from an upper-story window.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • The place was called Taylor’s Camp, because the land these squatters lived on was owned by a relative of actress Elizabeth Taylor.
    Bethany Hamilton  --  Soul Surfer

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  • Not exactly clean of us, but it was better than alerting the management they had hosted a bunch of squatters for the night.
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • Squatters had taken over the downstairs part, cooking on fire stones in the verandah and throwing out their rubbish onto the courtyards and grounds.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • For various reasons I was apprehensive about accommodations, and ready to make my excuses in case they involved anything like squatter conditions or sleeping on the floor.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • The squatters nodded—they knew, God knew.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • There were no bodies to hurdle: the squatters were gone.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Milkweed
  • He describes for her the shell-blasted schools, the squatters living in roofless buildings, the beggars, the mud, the fickle electricity, but it’s like describing music.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed

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  • My master owns the land, and your father was ordered to drive off these English squatters.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • Most of the residents of Hippie Cove were, like me, summer squatters who’d come to Cordova hoping to score high-paying fishing jobs or, failing that, find work in the salmon canneries.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • Not far from me was a little one-roomed squatter’s hut of wood, surrounded by a patch of potato garden.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • On fair nights he would sleep in the park or on a truck or an empty barrel or box, and when it was rainy or cold he would stow himself upon a shelf in a ten-cent lodginghouse, or pay three cents for the privileges of a "squatter" in a tenement hallway.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • Guy Francon was very impressive as the Frink National Bank Building, although the structure looked a little squatter than in the original, in order to allow for Francon’s stomach; the Hadrian torch over his head had a real electric bulb lit by a miniature battery.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • Dodge picked up his pace when they passed Heart Palace-now fallen into disrepair and occupied by stimulant-addled squatters-on their way to the Five Spires of Redd construction site.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • — I heard he was gone to Orlando, and lives there amongst the squatters in Shanty Town.
    Alan Paton  --  Cry, the Beloved Country
  • 12+ These are all the materials, excepting the timber, stones, and sand, which I claimed by squatter’s right.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • At night, the cooking fires of squatters living in it gave the structure a sinister jack-o-lantern glow.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • Just a squatter.
    Hal Borland  --  When the Legends Die
  • At night the adjacent rooms filled up with other squatters.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • Everybody came out—hay farmers, clerks, merchants, fishermen, crabbers, carpenters, loggers, net weavers, truck farmers, junk dealers, real estate brigands, hack poets, ministers, lawyers, sailors, squatters, millwrights, cedar rats, teamsters, plumbers, mushroom foragers, and holly pruners.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • The way I was living was becoming crude, and I was learning some squatter lessons.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • Renters, they called themselves, the city word for the squatters we pity here in the country Dede and Jaimito had lost everything so many times, it was hard to keep up with their frequent moves.
    Julia Alvarez  --  In the Time of the Butterflies
  • Tom is no squatter, not being on land; I call him a floater.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Deerslayer
  • Cange, the squatter settlement, lay in the midst of this arid desolation, half a mile up the road from the huge freshwater reservoir.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • The old Tijuana track was reduced to a squatter’s haven, and Pollard and Woolf set up shop across town.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • I motioned to Fang, but just as he started toward me, the two crackhead squatters lurched into the hall between us.
    James Patterson  --  School’s Out - Forever
  • I roared on out about ten miles till I hit the pine woods where there wasn’t anybody to snatch up except hoot owls and some stray malarial squatter who would be lying off yonder as God’s gift to the anopheles in his shack on the edge of the tidelands.
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King’s Men
  • Among all these squatters and folks of the road the reddleman continually found himself; yet he was not of them.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native
  • Was that the squatter’s house we’d visited in Washington?
    James Patterson  --  Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports
  • Half a dozen squatters from a degenerate colony in a brush-hidden hollow, planters of potatoes, suspected thieves, came in noisily drunk.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • The picture switched to a live feed in front of the state prison, where there were squatters with tents and people holding placards and . was that a chorus line of wheelchairs?
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • Mr. de Klerk asked Mr. Vlok for an explanation and then Vlok, in a rather rude tone,asked me on whose property the shacks were located, the implication being that these people were squatters and therefore had no rights.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • At the base of a column was a large box, apparently the home of an out-of-work squatter.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • "They have robbed the squatter of his beasts!" said the attentive trapper.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Prairie
  • They were called squatters, and the buildings were called squats.
    Jeannette Walls  --  The Glass Castle
  • Winterfell had been crawling with squatters when Bolton’s van had reached the castle.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Dance With Dragons
  • "So w’y is id a double sin?" the squatter’s provoked voice demanded.
    Henry Roth  --  Call It Sleep
  • They floundered on foot some eight miles to a squatter’s cabin, rented horses, and completed their journey by starlight.
    Willa Cather  --  Death Comes for the Archbishop
  • Tejanos, as people of Mexican descent were called in Texas, were beaten and often murdered as squatters quickly occupied their lands.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • You forget that our enemy is the horde of illegal squatters, no matter what nation they come from, who have settled in the Red Reserve.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Red Prophet
  • Were the squatters there in touch with others, through Tristero; were they helping carry forward that 300 years of the house’s disinheritance?
    Thomas Pynchon  --  The Crying of Lot 49
  • Thirty per cent are laborers, labor tenants, and squatters on white farms and work and live under conditions similar to those of the serfs of the Middle Ages.
    Nelson Mandela  --  I Am Prepared to Die
  • Judge Temple, the landlord and owner of a township, with Nathaniel Bumppo a lawless squatter, and professed deer-killer, in order to preserve the game of the county!
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pioneers
  • But the final war, as usual, proved to be the next-to-the-final, and Bastion West Side’s shattered buildings and gutted alleys were patched into a crazy slum by squatters.
    Alfred Bester  --  The Demolished Man
  • When Martin insisted that in six miles the creek would purify any waste and that the squatters were probably not the cause, he was amply denounced.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • He established firmly the native origin of a number of words now in universal use in America—/e. g./, /backwoodsman/, /breadstuffs/, /caucus/, /clapboard/, /sleigh/ and /squatter/—and of such familiar derivatives as /gubernatorial/ and /dutiable/, and he worked out the genesis of not a few loan-words, including /prairie/, /scow/, /rapids/, /hominy/ and /barbecue/.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • The boy, like the squatter on the edge of the desert who kept the bird (Zoltan, the gunslinger re-membered abruptly, the bird’s name was Zoltan), had lost his sense of time, but the fact that the man in black was closer seemed beyond doubt Not for the first time, the gunslinger wondered if the man in black was letting him catch up for some reason of his own.
    Stephen King  --  The Gunslinger
  • Even at this distance, Harry had a funny feeling he recognised the walk of the squattest of them, who seemed to be leading the group.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
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