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Definition one who lives or habitually works in a specific place


someone presently in a room, car, or seat


someone currently holding a position
  • The occupant of the home must be warned.
occupant = one who lives in a specific place
  • the occupant of the room
  • the occupant of the car
  • an honorary post whose occupant...
  • 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
  • occupant = someone who held a position
  • I looked over to the Radley Place, expecting to see its phantom occupant sunning himself in the swing.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • occupant = person who lives in a place
  • 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
  • occupant = person
  • 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
  • occupant = person who resided
  • The natives of the United States will forestall the rightful occupants of these solitary regions.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • The new occupant of her house doesn't know where she went, but he has heard the story of Zeitoun's rescue.
    Dave Eggers  --  Zeitoun
  • Its doglike occupant was running in its sleep.
    James Patterson  --  The Angel Experiment
  • The room, which was somewhat larger than his, had two occupants.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • The noise of the machine, of course, prevented its occupants from distinguishing any word, but the menace of the open pursuit was apparent.
    Grace MacGowan Cooke  --  The Power and the Glory
  • Several of the remaining glass columns crack, causing the monstrous occupants to gyrate in agitation.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • Some places have as many names as they have occupants to name them.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • 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
  • "M'ama!" thrilled out the triumphant Marguerite; and the occupants of the box looked up in surprise at Archer's entrance.
    Edith Wharton  --  The Age of Innocence
  • The second week in December, every occupant of Barracks 28 was issued an extra blanket.
    Corrie ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • It seemed like every insurgent, maybe every occupant, wanted a piece of the idiot Americans who'd foolishly blundered into Sadr City.
    Chris Kyle  --  American Sniper
  • In the afternoon Franz Wachter's bed has a fresh occupant.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front

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