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The occupant of the home must be warned.
  one who lives or habitually works in a specific place


someone presently in a room, car, or seat


someone currently holding a position
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  • The occupant of the home must be warned.
  • the occupant of the room
  • the occupant of the car
  • an honorary post whose occupant...

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  • The former occupant of these premises, the Faun Tumnus, is under arrest and awaiting his trial on a charge of High Treason
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
  • It was only a couple of stories below the Glade proper, but the Glade occupants were manipulated into thinking the trip up was an impossibly long and arduous journey.
    James Dashner  --  The Kill Order
  • Family portraits on the walls, heirlooms and mementos too large to carry easily, smashed furniture and open drawers and the thousand pieces of the occupants’ lives deemed worthless by looters were scattered in every room.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • On either side, the offices were fronted by floor-to-ceiling glass, the occupants visible within.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • Some places have as many names as they have occupants to name them.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • DeSimon escorted us from house to house, where he would make small talk with the occupants while we did our thing.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black

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  • Several of the remaining glass columns crack, causing the monstrous occupants to gyrate in agitation.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • Four occupants of the ravaged apartment building perished, three of them from the same family—Irving Zahler, 30, his 27-year-old wife, Marilyn, and their 4-year-old son, Monte.
    Judy Blume  --  In the Unlikely Event
  • I myself saw one man stumble under a load of clothing and disappear; nor did the occupants of the boats pay the slightest attention to him nor to the crowd overhead, except to guard against anybody falling into their vessels.
    Jim Murphy  --  The Great Fire
  • But instead of the graceful glide through the puddle that its occupants were expecting, the bus emitted a tremendous crack and careened drunkenly into our trap.
    Mildred D. Taylor  --  Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
  • This was the room that had seen the fewest occupants: just Mr. and Mrs. Brill, then Junior and Linnie, then Red and Abby.
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread
  • The top was down and the occupants were clearly revealed.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • The mandated list of occupants clings to its front door.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • Lincoln wheels and chases the fleeing Fred, who bumps into four desks on the way back to his seat, causing every occupant of a bumped seat to slap or poke at Fred as he passes by.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • The second week in December, every occupant of Barracks 28 was issued an extra blanket.
    Corrie Ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • That would come in three more years, when the camp’s occupancy maxed out.
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • Sometimes, when a dugout crossed a patch of glitter, the occupants were all silhouetted against the glitter; they appeared then to be sitting very low, to be shoulders and round heads alone, so that for a while they were like comic figures in a cartoon strip, engaged on some quite ridiculous journey.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • Five of the occupants were on the floor above, the other in the room opposite me, across the hallway.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Captain Campbell turned as the men tossed thick ropes from the dock to the occupants of the next boat.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Chains
  • So Colum, or Dougal, or both, were Jacobites; supporters of the Young Pretender against the lawful occupant of the throne of England, George II.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • Are the occupants older people?
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • Parts of it darken seemingly at will, to give the occupants privacy.
    Victoria Aveyard  --  Red Queen
  • Attention all occupants of Candor headquarters.
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
  • The rafts baked along with their occupants, emitting a bitter smell.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • I looked over to the Radley Place, expecting to see its phantom occupant sunning himself in the swing.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • He darted quick looks from under his bushy eyebrows at the other occupants of the dining-room.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • In the afternoon Franz Wachter’s bed has a fresh occupant.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • Though Alec had never seen the occupants of the first-floor loft, they seemed to be engaged in a tempestuous romance.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • If I had to, I’d get into one of these primitive residences and get rid of the occupants somehow.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • Some previous occupant had fitted up an oil can with a stovepipe, had made a hole in the wall for the stovepipe.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • I held on to it as I reached for the lifebuoy, now vacant of its previous occupant.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • Tally had never seen so much space painted in such putrid colors, as if the building were designed to make its occupants vaguely nauseated.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  Uglies
  • This is Fred Clement, former occupant of the Thomas Hardy chair at Cambridge in the years before it became an Atomic Engineering School.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  • When it passed by, all the occupants looked straight ahead.
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon
  • He had visited this office under two of its previous occupants.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • He was even known to paint people’s blinds for half a cigarette, sitting on the front step of a house, sharing a smoke with the occupant.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • Both the room and its occupants, and the scene they gazed on, looked wondrously peaceful.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • The sheets rose up, trying hard to accommodate the occupant.
    Sue Monk Kidd  --  The Secret Life of Bees
  • Over each bunk there was nailed an apple box with the opening forward so that it made two shelves for the personal belongings of the occupant of the bunk.
    John Steinbeck  --  Of Mice and Men
  • This used to be shared by Mr. Kugler and Mr. van Daan, but now Mr. Kugler is its only occupant.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • The coffee-room had no other occupant, that forenoon, than the gentleman in brown.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • The habits of its occupant were such as to demand but little from the sole domestic, but Phileas Fogg required him to be almost superhumanly prompt and regular.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • Each one of the occupants furnished his own accommodations—that is, a mattress and some bedding.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • I divined that my coming had stopped conversation in the room, and that its other occupants were looking at me.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • The same car had been sitting outside the church, its occupants observing the celebratory congregants as they walked out.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • It was a tricky maneuver, but neither of the boat’s occupants looked up.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
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