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All the new settlers made him feel like an interloper in the country of his fathers.
  someone or something that, without invitation, inserts itself — such as an uninvited guest at a party or a species that invades non-native territory
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  • All the new settlers made him feel like an interloper in the country of his fathers.
  • One you should pass along to that alien interloper, Ka Anor:
    Katherine Applegate  --  Everworld - Search For Senna
  • He swept the weapon back and forth as he walked, looking for any interlopers.
    James Dashner  --  The Kill Order
  • Evan never bothered to tell me how long after the alarm sounds before the Stormtroopers are mobilized, the base is locked down, and the interloper captured, tortured, and put to a slow and agonizing death.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave

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  • The rest were interlopers, short-timers.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • You really think he was just some interloper?
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • "Where’s this interloper staying?"
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • I mean, hey, I want to know, since when did I become the randy interloper?
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • Feeling myself an interloper, I began to squeeze by, or through, their considerable mass, and excused myself with a murmur just as I heard Yetta say, "Well, well!
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • It’s just that she loved you so much, I always felt like kind of an interloper with you guys.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch

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  • I am no interloper, and what business have they with me?
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • There I was an interloper, wandering in rooms that did not know me, sitting at a desk and in a chair that were not mine.
    Daphne du Maurier  --  Rebecca
  • The interloper-for that’s all Alyss was to her, just a once-coddled brat playing at a sovereign’s game-had some nerve.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • He’s sitting opposite, a newcomer, an interloper—a retired barrister with a square jaw, pitted nose, and great floppy ears.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • Bred up from boyhood in the Custom-House, it was his proper field of activity; and the many intricacies of business, so harassing to the interloper, presented themselves before him with the regularity of a perfectly comprehended system.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • Immediately we know what they think about the interloper.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • Mrs. Reed probably considered she had kept this promise; and so she had, I dare say, as well as her nature would permit her; but how could she really like an interloper not of her race, and unconnected with her, after her husband’s death, by any tie?
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • The man who’d been cut off by another man up tide might motor abreast of the interloper in order to shake a gaff at him and curse him up and down as a fish thief.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • And could they really be guineas, those two glittering objects the interloper had held up to his eyes?
    Herman Melville  --  Billy Budd
  • The presence of these strange interlopers, it decided, deserved to be announced.
    James Vance Marshall  --  Walkabout
  • I no longer wanted the Captain to be a Nazi spy or an interloper.
    Katherine Paterson  --  Jacob Have I Loved
  • While parties across campus jam to twice their usual size— accommodating interlopers from near and far-the kids of East Andrews, realizing suddenly how their days are numbered, try to recapture some of the rosy-cheeked spontaneity of last fall.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • They had sailed from Deptford, from Greenwich, from Erith—the adventurers and the settlers; kings’ ships and the ships of men on ’Change; captains, admirals, the dark "interlopers" of the Eastern trade, and the commissioned "generals" of East India fleets.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Heart of Darkness
  • He tried to focus his nearsighted eyes on the interloper to confirm it was just his backpack.
    D.J. Machale  --  The Merchant of Death
  • "The moral of the story is that energy is the secret to everything in life," said the drunken interloper.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • I predict that one day, the forces of African society will achieve a momentous victory over the interloper.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • He paused long enough to allow that to sink in—give Clyde the feeling that he was an interloper indeed.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • And yet, it came to him that this living son, this headlong, living Royal, might be cursed for the sin of his mother, whose sin had never been truly repented; for that the living proof of her sin, he who knelt tonight, a very interloper among the saints, stood between her soul and God.
    James Baldwin  --  Go Tell It on the Mountain
  • Even though she had met Art after the divorce was nearly final, Marty and Arlene probably saw her as the interloper, the reason Miriam and Art did not reconcile.
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter’s Daughter
  • Then each became strangely silent as the rude interloper passed; something under the canvas quieted their sudden bursts of fury.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • But they are interlopers-we never asked them to come here and turn our world upside-down, destroying ideals-yes, and nations-that generations of men have fought to protect.
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood’s End
  • The fellow (gentleman, as he styled himself) can hardly have been other than a spurious interloper; for, instead of seeking office from the king or the royal governor, or urging his hereditary claim to Eastern lands, he bethought himself of no better avenue to wealth than by cutting a shop-door through the side of his ancestral residence.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • Rosamond was more severely criticised and less pitied, though she too, as one of the good old Vincy family who had always been known in Middlemarch, was regarded as a victim to marriage with an interloper.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • The lanterns having been lit, we all fell to work with a zeal worthy a more rational cause; and, as the glare fell upon our persons and implements, I could not help thinking how picturesque a group we composed, and how strange and suspicious our labors must have appeared to any interloper who, by chance, might have stumbled upon our whereabouts.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Gold-Bug
  • I was an interloper, and would be considered so.
    Louis L’Amour  --  The Broken Gun
  • Yet did he betray anything but rage at this interloper?
    Zane Grey  --  The Lone Star Ranger
  • An interloper with a false message.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
    Saki  --  The Interlopers
  • The pressure of her hands, their steadiness while she dealt with the interloper, were what he had dreamed of when he had thought that they would mix their hearts.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • Hmmm, if I destroy the evidence, maybe they’ll forget all about this unfortunate episode, and I won’t have to share my castle with an interloper after all.
    John Grogan  --  Marley & Me
  • The interlopers included three of Bloom’s Algerians, who had come to the railway, one explained, because "none of us had ever seen ice," a doubtful story given that the Algerians had just endured one of Chicago’s coldest winters.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • They were brainless things, and within the course of two or three minutes they had forgotten all about the barking interloper and were sleeping again, hung from their heels with their wings wrapped around their ratty little bodies like the shawls of old women.
    Stephen King  --  Cujo
  • There was a new man at Blackstable, he had been settled there for ten years, but they still looked upon him as an interloper, and he was said to be very clever; but he had not much practice among the better people, because no one really knew anything about him.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • The soul is no traveler; the wise man stays at home, and when his necessities, his duties, on any occasion call him from his house, or into foreign lands, he is at home still; and shall make men sensible by the expression of his countenance, that he goes the missionary of wisdom and virtue, and visits cities and men like a sovereign, and not like an interloper or a valet.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • …that’s Fred F French, she’d say, he’s had a streak of bad luck, ha ha, and that was the end of that, Klara said to Miles—they were in bed playing cards in the loft, until three or four years later when the girls left a high school dance with two boys who weren’t even in their high school, interlopers from the north, and the four of them slipped into somebody’s parked car at the dark end of the street and they puffed a couple of cigarettes and talked and smooched and necked and petted.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • CHAPTER XXXIII Interlopers Now do those two gentlemen not very neat about the cuffs and buttons who attended the last coroner’s inquest at the Sol’s Arms reappear in the precincts with surprising swiftness (being, in fact, breathlessly fetched by the active and intelligent beadle), and institute perquisitions through the court, and dive into the Sol’s parlour, and write with ravenous little pens on tissue-paper.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • The subject of our meditation tonight is The Interloper.
    Stephen King  --  The Gunslinger
  • But just look,
    these interlopers tell me to drive them in
    for their own private feasts.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • I fear The Interloper.
    Stephen King  --  The Gunslinger
  • The Interloper who came to Eve as a snake on its belly, grinning and writhing.
    Stephen King  --  The Gunslinger
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