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Definition someone who claims a benefit or right or title
  • 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.
  • While the remains of Jim Hall were discovered on a dozen mountain-sides by greedy claimants for bloodmoney.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • There was none, but the difficulty of providing for so many claimants.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pioneers
  • 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
  • "Another new claimant of the Crown!" cried the officer.
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper
  • 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
  • He did not know that Clyde Toomey had bought the land again from the Mexican claimants.
    Louis L'Amour  --  The Broken Gun
  • 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
  • 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
  • But this didn't happen—not for us and not for any of those other claimants to the estate.
    Susanna Kaysen  --  Girl Interrupted
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • So what do I want with all this— imaginary capital, phony claimants, malice, envy?
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • There is no other claimant, I presume?
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • It was to decide who deserved this love gift that the three divine claimants repaired to Paris.
    Homer  --  The Iliad

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