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claimants of unemployment compensation
  someone who claims a benefit or right or title
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claimant claimants
Note that "claimant" references claims in the sense of claiming rights. If a claimant also claims that something happened (as is commonly the case in a trial), that is incidental to the use of the word.
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  • claimants of unemployment compensation
  • he was a claimant to the throne
  • She suggests that claimants work through an attorney rather than dealing directly with the liability insurance company.
  • The settlement will be split among three claimants.

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  • There is no other claimant, I presume?
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • No plan offered itself: the very exhibition of any desire to keep him would have rendered the claimant more peremptory: there was nothing left but to resign him.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • While the remains of Jim Hall were discovered on a dozen mountain-sides by greedy claimants for bloodmoney.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • He had taken the purse to the police commissioner of the quarter, as a lost article placed by the finder at the disposal of claimants.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • It was to decide who deserved this love gift that the three divine claimants repaired to Paris.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • If a marriageable son belonged to the family where she boarded a proposal was automatic; if there was more than one claimant, vicious fights occurred over her hand.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden

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  • She would marry, and would have new claimants on her tenderness; and in doing it, would never know the love for her that had grown up in my heart.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • Many a time I have shared between two claimants the precious morsel of brown bread distributed at tea-time; and after relinquishing to a third half the contents of my mug of coffee, I have swallowed the remainder with an accompaniment of secret tears, forced from me by the exigency of hunger.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • The law is clear: it doth not require the claimant to prove ye are slaves, it requireth you to prove ye are not.
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
  • But this didn’t happen—not for us and not for any of those other claimants to the estate.
    Susanna Kaysen  --  Girl Interrupted
  • "Another new claimant of the Crown!" cried the officer.
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper
  • Colonel Pyncheon, the claimant, as we gather from whatever traits of him are preserved, was characterized by an iron energy of purpose.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • And this has brought us to a world where the more a man produces, the closer he comes to the loss of all his rights, until, if his ability is great enough, he becomes a rightless creature delivered as prey to any claimant-while in order to be placed above rights, above principles, above morality, placed where anything is permitted to him, even plunder and murder, all a man has to do is to be in need.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • In two years six million dollars was thus distributed to five thousand claimants, and in the end the sum exceeded eight million dollars.
    W. E. B. Du Bois  --  The Souls of Black Folk
  • The ideas of chivalrous honour, which, amidst his wildness and levity, never utterly abandoned De Bracy, prohibited him from doing the knight any injury in his defenceless condition, and equally interdicted his betraying him to Front-de-Boeuf, who would have had no scruples to put to death, under any circumstances, the rival claimant of the fief of Ivanhoe.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • There were two claimants to the throne, unfortunately, who were in the palace now and suspected what had happened, yet they made no trouble, because religion is a living force to the Hindus, and can at certain moments fling down everything that is petty and temporary in their natures.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • And then, number one, you came up against the man in possession and had to produce your credentials like the claimant in the Tichborne case, Roger Charles Tichborne, Bella was the boat’s name to the best of his recollection he, the heir, went down in as the evidence went to show and there was a tattoo mark too in Indian ink, lord Bellew was it, as he might very easily have picked up the details from some pal on board ship and then, when got up to tally with the description given,…
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • The suite in which Devereux Warren was gracefully weakening and sinking was of the same size as that of the Señor Pardo y Cuidad Real—throughout this hotel there were many chambers wherein rich ruins, fugitives from justice, claimants to the thrones of mediatized principalities, lived on the derivatives of opium or barbitol listening eternally as to an inescapable radio, to the coarse melodies of old sins.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • There was none, but the difficulty of providing for so many claimants.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pioneers
  • He did not know that Clyde Toomey had bought the land again from the Mexican claimants.
    Louis L’Amour  --  The Broken Gun
  • With no direct heir, there are sure to be many claimants contending for the Hornwood lands.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Clash of Kings
  • Hide him under the Rock and he becomes just another claimant to the throne, no different than Stannis.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Feast For Crows
  • She’d nodded stiffly, her face impassive, and the captain of her guard had raised his crossbow and shot the claimant for her hand through the heart.
    Megan Whalen Turner  --  Queen of Attolia
  • So what do I want with all this— imaginary capital, phony claimants, malice, envy?
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • A crowd of eager claimants arose, who cared nothing about any last scion of a noble race undergoing treatment in Switzerland, at the expense of the deceased, as a congenital idiot.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Idiot
  • A wise man will extend this lesson to all parts of life, and know that it is the part of prudence to face every claimant, and pay every just demand on your time, your talents, or your heart.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • "Pay them for the value of their animals," she told Reznak, "but henceforth claimants must present themselves at the Temple of the Graces and swear a holy oath before the gods of Ghis."
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Dance With Dragons
  • When the purchaser under the second act appears to take possession, the possessor under the first act brings his action before the tribunals of the Union, and causes the title of the claimant to be pronounced null and void.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • Henry Green had added his name to the claimants for salvage and obtained as his lawyer William Ellsworth, who was also Governor of Connecticut at the time.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • …I held on, dead set …. waiting for her
    to vomit my mast and keel back up again—
    Oh how I ached for both! and back they came,
    late but at last, at just the hour a judge at court,
    who’s settled the countless suits of brash young claimants,
    rises, the day’s work done, and turns home for supper-
    that’s when the timbers reared back up from Charybdis.
    I let go—I plunged with my hands and feet flailing,
    crashing into the waves beside those great beams
    and scrambling…
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • One claimant., as you know, is a certain Madame Alice, who calls herself Zhivago and lives with her children in Paris-I’ve known about her for a long time.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • The captains gave way to let the claimant and his champions ascend the hill to stand at Aeron’s side beneath the ribs of Nagga.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Feast For Crows
  • At Rosby, Tommen would be safe from the mob, and keeping him apart from his brother also made things more difficult for Stannis; even if he took King’s Landing and executed Joffrey, he’d still have a Lannister claimant to contend with.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Clash of Kings
  • The earliest date I could set that was agreeable to the claimants and the prosecution was January the seventh.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • The prosecution rested, as did the defense and the claimants.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • A mob does not melt away from the presence of a plague-patient with more haste than the band of pallid and terrified courtiers melted away from the presence of the shabby little claimant of the Crown.
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper
  • Later that night some of the journalists would speculate on the possibilities of such a coincidence: the claimants and prime sympathizers of the defendants ending up on the same boat for the nearly five-hour trip upriver, especially when ample rail and stage service to Hartford, as well as other steamers, were readily available.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • —and the good God be thanked!" exclaimed the ragged claimant, in a mighty excitement.
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper
  • "I’ll tell you what, my friend," cried Mrs. Epanchin, of a sudden, "here are we all sitting here and imagining we are very clever, and perhaps laughing at the prince, some of us, and meanwhile he has received a letter this very day in which that same claimant renounces his claim, and begs the prince’s pardon.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Idiot
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