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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...
  • 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 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
  • The room, which was somewhat larger than his, had two occupants.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Some day it will thunder down upon the heads of the occupants.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Celestial Railroad
  • The human race was to be wiped out and the world made clean again for wiser occupants without undue delay.
    Nevil Shute  --  On the Beach

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