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squatter

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Definition someone who lives in an unoccupied place without the legal right
  • She estimates that there are over a billion squatters in the world.
squatters = people who live in an unoccupied place without the legal right
  • In a few jurisdictions, squatters can gain legal title to property if they meet a series of requirements for a long enough period of time.
  • squatters = people who live in an unoccupied place without the legal right
  • Last night a band of citizens, infuriated at the agitation going on in a local squatters' camp, burned the tents to the ground and warned agitators to get out of the county.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • squatters = people who live in an unoccupied place without the legal right
  • It seemed the more empty a space in the city the more it attracted squatters, with unoccupied mansions in the borough of Kensington and Chelsea particularly hard-hit, their absentee owners often discovering the bad news too late to intervene, and similarly...
    Moshin Hamid  --  Exit West
  • squatters = people who live in an unoccupied place without the legal right
  • But Mom and Dad were clearly proud, and as I listened to them talk—interrupting each other in their excitement to correct points of fact and fill in gaps in the story—about their fellow squatters and the friends they'd made in the neighborhood and the common fight against the city's housing agency, it became clear they'd stumbled on an entire community of people like themselves, people who lived unruly lives battling authority and who liked it that way.
    Jeannette Walls  --  The Glass Castle
  • squatters = people who live in an unoccupied place without legal right
  • And then the raids—the swoop of armed deputies on the squatters' camps.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • squatters = people who live in an unoccupied place without the legal right
  • She couldn't accept our invitation to stay awhile, she said, because she had to get back for a board meeting of the squatters.
    Jeannette Walls  --  The Glass Castle
  • squatters = people who live in an unoccupied place without the legal right
  • I told Mom she was the snootiest squatter I'd ever met, and that made her laugh.
    Jeannette Walls  --  The Glass Castle
  • squatter = someone who lives in an unoccupied place without the legal right
  • They were called squatters, and the buildings were called squats.
    Jeannette Walls  --  The Glass Castle
  • squatters = people who live in an unoccupied place without the legal right
  • Here, I'll read it: "Citizens, angered at red agitators, burn squatters' camp."
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • squatters = people who live in an unoccupied place without the legal right
  • When they go back to the squatters' camps they'll be hard to handle.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • squatters = people who live in an unoccupied place without the legal right
  • The eleven-year-old son of the squatter shot and killed the deputy with a...
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • squatter = someone who lives in an unoccupied place without the legal right
  • Quote: In Lawrenceville a deputy sheriff evicted a squatter, and the squatter resisted, making it necessary for the officer to use force.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • squatter = someone who lives in an unoccupied place without the legal right
  • Quote: In Lawrenceville a deputy sheriff evicted a squatter, and the squatter resisted, making it necessary for the officer to use force.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • squatter = someone who lives in an unoccupied place without the legal right
  • Then, with time, the squatters were no longer squatters, but owners; and their children grew up and had children on the land.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • squatters = people who live in an unoccupied place without the legal right
  • Then, with time, the squatters were no longer squatters, but owners; and their children grew up and had children on the land.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • squatters = people who live in an unoccupied place without the legal right
  • She had been a squatter for almost fifteen years, and the city had finally decided to sell the apartments to her and the other squatters for one dollar apiece.
    Jeannette Walls  --  The Glass Castle
  • squatters = people who live in an unoccupied place without the legal right
  • She had been a squatter for almost fifteen years, and the city had finally decided to sell the apartments to her and the other squatters for one dollar apiece.
    Jeannette Walls  --  The Glass Castle
  • squatter = someone who lives in an unoccupied place without the legal right
  • The squatters nodded—they knew, God knew.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • squatters = people who live in an unoccupied place without the legal right
  • Nadia and Saeed had crossed over on the morning of a Saturday and by Monday morning when the housekeeper came to work the house was already quite full, home perhaps to fifty squatters, from infants to the elderly, hailing from as far west as Guatemala and as far east as Indonesia.
    Moshin Hamid  --  Exit West
squatters = people who live in an unoccupied place without the legal right

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