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Definition used historically or possibly in relation to a very poor country:  a person of low income, education, and social standing — especially one who raises crops or livestock
  • Most people in the Middle Ages were peasants.
peasants = an historical term describing people of low income, education, and social standing
  • In 1932 a peasant revolt in Su County China stopped collection of the poppy tax.
  • peasant = an historical term describing people of low income, education, and social standing
  • Serfs were the lowest class of peasants.
  • peasants = an historical term describing people of low income, education, and social standing
  • ...he said angrily (unaware of the irony that he, a prince, had a right to anger, and the old man, a peasant, did not).
    John Gardner  --  Grendel
  • peasant = used historically or possibly in relation to a very poor country:  a person of low income, education, and social standing
  • and watched the motorbuses come in and unload peasants from the country coming in to the market,
    Ernest Hemingway  --  The Sun Also Rises
  • peasants = used historically or possibly in relation to a very poor country:  people of low income, education, and social standing — especially those who raise crops or livestock
  • He'd leave peasant huts full of malnourished babies and, arriving in Miami Airport, overhear well-dressed people talk about their efforts to lose weight.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • peasant = used historically and sometimes in relation to a very poor country:  a person of low income, education, and social standing — especially one who raises crops or livestock
  • they treat the peasants like animals
    Anton Chekhov  --  The Cherry Orchard
  • peasants = used historically or possibly in relation to a very poor country:  people of low income, education, and social standing
  • Is the land there owned by the peasants?
    Ernest Hemingway  --  For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • peasants = poor farmers
  • Not many intellectuals are prepared to shovel manure with the peasants and then go home and write a "little book" called War and Peace.
    Athol Fugard  --  Master Harold...and the Boys
  • peasants = used historically or possibly in relation to a very poor country:  people of low income, education, and social standing — especially those who raise crops or livestock
  • Several other travellers were before them on the bridge, mostly peasants driving laden donkeys and mules or carrying baskets on their heads.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Horse and His Boy
  • peasants = persons of low income, education, and social standing  (used historically to primarily describe those who raised crops or livestock)
  • He doesn't want to see peasants. Let him go to centres of culture and civilization.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  A Farewell to Arms
  • peasants = uneducated farmers
  • "I am a peasant," I said to myself, "and not a geisha at all any longer."
    Arthur Golden  --  Memoirs of a Geisha
  • peasant = a person of low income, education, and social standing
  • Our peasants are hard and cunning when they bargain.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • peasants = uneducated farmers
  • He was disguised as a woman, and appeared to be a simple old peasant goodwife.
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
  • peasant = used historically or possibly in relation to a very poor country:  a person of low income, education, and social standing
  • Parish clerks, teachers, and one in a thousand of the peasants, maybe, know what it's all about.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • peasants = used historically or possibly in relation to a very poor country:  people of low income, education, and social standing — especially those who raise crops or livestock
  • peasants greeted them along the roads in the country;
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • peasants = people of low income, education, and social standing — especially those who raise crops or livestock
  • It was at this shop, working like a peasant, that I met Clifford St. Clair.
    Amy Tan  --  The Joy Luck Club
  • peasant = used historically or possibly in relation to a very poor country:  a person of low income, education, and social standing
  • Oh, you know the stories that the peasants tell about a phantom hound, and so on.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • peasants = a person of low income, education, and social standing — especially one who raises crops or livestock
  • But you know, peasants live there, real rude Russian peasants.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • peasants = a person of low income, education, and social standing — especially one who raises crops or livestock (used historically or possibly in relation to a very poor country)
  • Now I see peasants in the field.
    Jane Yolen  --  The Devils Arithmetic
peasants = used historically or possibly in relation to a very poor country:  people of low income, education, and social standing — especially those who raise crops or livestock

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