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  • Our peasants are hard and cunning when they bargain.   (source)
    peasants = uneducated farmers
  • Is the land there owned by the peasants?   (source)
    peasants = poor farmers
  • Oh, you know the stories that the peasants tell about a phantom hound, and so on.   (source)
    peasants = a person of low income, education, and social standing -- especially one who raises crops or livestock
  • they treat the peasants like animals   (source)
    peasants = used historically or possibly in relation to a very poor country:  people of low income, education, and social standing
  • We regard Mians as noble or landed people, but Gujars and Kohistanis are what we call hilly people, peasants who look after buffaloes.†   (source)
  • The car was packed by six fifteen, whereupon Mom insisted that we eat breakfast with Dad, although I had a moral opposition to eating before dawn on the grounds that I was not a nineteenth-century Russian peasant fortifying myself for a day in the fields.†   (source)
  • The terribles hate the tithes the way peasants despise royalty.†   (source)
  • Also peasant-like, pauperish.†   (source)
  • It bothered her, the way those peasants were forever bent over above that endless field of wheat.†   (source)
  • Dozens of peasants from Qijiatun had come to donate blood to her.†   (source)
  • My father was a peasant from Poltava.†   (source)
  • I passed the outlying houses of peasants and shepherds, the groves and grazing herds.†   (source)
  • Start stompin' around this place yappin' about how you're too good to work like a peasant, how you're all nice and ready to be a Runner—you'll make plenty of enemies.†   (source)
  • On the first day of school, she had proudly told the class that she was the daughter of a poor peasant from Khost.†   (source)
  • Mrs. Traynor stood to the side of the crowd, gazing at the chaos like Marie Antoinette viewing a load of rioting peasants.†   (source)
  • She was making a Russian peasant costume for a play to he presented in Denver.†   (source)
  • The Chilean farmers who unwittingly risked their lives were ignorant peasants; the government of Chile had an economic crisis to worry about; and the American authorities had no jurisdiction.†   (source)
  • That caused quite a sensation among the villagers, who were accustomed to loose-fitting, simple peasant clothing.†   (source)
  • You use the intonation of the peasants.†   (source)
  • Not only does he demand to be worshiped and adored—by peasants and royalty, by animals and his own parents!†   (source)
  • We aren't ignorant peasants!"†   (source)
  • When you crucified that first-century Jewish peasant, we were watching.†   (source)
  • The peasant and his collie were back behind the plow.†   (source)
  • Can't have the peasants looking at the king and his court.†   (source)
  • He walks across the park toward home, thumbing through the book, anxious to see her now He decides to stop off at the new gourmet grocery that's opened on Irving Place, to buy some of the things she likes: blood oranges, a wedge of cheese from the Pyrenees, slices of soppresata, a loaf of peasant bread.†   (source)
  • The Irish and the Italians were peasants, tenant farmers from the impoverished countryside of Europe.†   (source)
  • With him were a pair of ragged peasant boys from the Fingers.†   (source)
  • I'm dressed like a medieval peasant (we're studying the Black Plague), and I have a fierce scowl and a dead rat dangling from one hand.†   (source)
  • I spent an unreasonable amount of time scrutinizing a tiny pair of gilt-framed oils hanging over the bureau, one of peasants skating on an ice-pond by a church, the other a sailboat flouncing on a choppy winter sea: decorative copies, nothing special, though I studied them as if they held, encrypted, some key to the secret heart of the old Flemish masters.†   (source)
  • Traditionally, purple has always stood for the aristocracy, since for hundreds of years peasants weren't allowed to dye their clothes with indigo, and therefore couldn't make violet.†   (source)
  • Peasants, these people.†   (source)
  • She wore black pajamas and sandals, the universal garb of the Southeast Asian peasant.†   (source)
  • It took only a few days to work out that Taliban fighters were nothing like so rough and dirty as Afghan mountain peasants.†   (source)
  • That which we call a rose / By any other name would smell as sweet What a rogue and peasant slave am I Good night, sweet prince, / And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest!†   (source)
  • Chinese peasants who do the grunt work for 'em.†   (source)
  • My father was an educated man, unusual for our border town, a hunger city filled to the hills with cardboard hovels of former peasants, Indiansand dusk-faced children.†   (source)
  • You're just an ignorant peasant!†   (source)
  • And then those endless muddy roads to the nearest town, if it could be called a town — that pack of well-born, finely dressed princes in their castles, those stinking peasants, so poor there was nothing to be gotten out of them, and the vagabonds and beggars with vermin dropping from their hair — oh, how sick I was of them all.†   (source)
  • Everything in the closet was my size, but way different than what I was used to—baggy drawstring pants and loose shirts, all plain white linen, and robes for cold weather, kind of what the fellahin, the peasants in Egypt, wear.†   (source)
  • They organized peasants into fighting cadres, seized land, expelled the owners and established People's Courts to try Class Enemies.†   (source)
  • Every teenager in the world feels like that, feels broken or out of place, different somehow, royalty mistakenly born into a family of peasants.†   (source)
  • Bite and break you, if you gave me half an hour I would do such things that these wretched gawping peasants would go mad with fear.†   (source)
  • "Princes walk upon the face of the earth and hold the reins, while peasants ride on horses," he says.†   (source)
  • "—as if my mother were some ancient peasant tribeswoman arriving from the tundra with an armful of raw yak meat and some buttons for bartering, trying to get something from Amy that wasn't on offer.†   (source)
  • This is the scientist's dream …. and these simple people, these peasants, are filled with it.†   (source)
  • When I first discovered this debris I felt like some agricultural peasant near the outskirts of, say, Athens, who occasionally and without much surprise plows up stones that have strange designs on them.†   (source)
  • She had the flat-footed gait of a barefoot peasant, a narrow waist, small breasts.†   (source)
  • I told you how Greek philosophy broke away from the mythological world picture that was linked to peasant culture.†   (source)
  • Momma was relieved too, although she had had a good time cooking special things for him and showing her California son off to the peasants of Arkansas.†   (source)
  • One of our leaders on those excursions was a pretty young woman named Lois, about twenty-five at the time, who wore long braids, full skirts, and peasant blouses.†   (source)
  • She looked like a Mongolian peasant hawking flowers in a flea market.†   (source)
  • "You're a peasant and a fool and I want my sword."†   (source)
  • His torso was naked, his feet were bare, and peasant trousers hung low on his waist.†   (source)
  • The world is coming to an end, and we waste our days interrogating peasants.†   (source)
  • Knotted under my chin, it made me look like an old peasant woman.†   (source)
  • "I'm sick of all this jazz about the happy Spanish peasant," Vivaldo said.†   (source)
  • Clear-thinking and self-taught, Kotane was the son of peasant farmers in the Transvaal.†   (source)
  • Her long hair was caught in a ponytail that swung against her white peasant top.†   (source)
  • With four girls so close in age, she couldn't indulge identities and hunt down a red cowboy shirt when the third daughter turned tomboy or a Mexican peasant blouse when the oldest discovered her Hispanic roots.†   (source)
  • Today, she was in her most striking outfit yet: a black leather skirt and motorcycle boots paired with a loose white peasant blouse.†   (source)
  • In the towns there were tiendas which rented clothes to the peasants when they would come to market.†   (source)
  • On the peasants whom he had not despoiled because he was not interested in their lands, he levied a contribution which he collected every Saturday with his hunting dogs and his double-barreled shotgun.†   (source)
  • Stand clear, you peasants.†   (source)
  • " "Oh, yes, but those are peasant girls.†   (source)
  • My mother's earnings, as with all the peasants', depended on the weather and luck.†   (source)
  • He'd made it himself and hoped that the pungent aroma would convince people that he was nothing more than an impoverished peasant.†   (source)
  • She was a women's studies major, and she favored Birkenstocks and peasant skirts.†   (source)
  • They walked slowly toward the gibbet, and the birds took indignant wing, cawing and circling like a mob of angry dispossessed peasants.†   (source)
  • I don't know what I expected to see as I drew nearer, what terrified peasant or farmer, what miserable wretch that had already seen the face of that thing that had brought it here.†   (source)
  • Because when it comes right down to it, those poor peasants are a lot worse off today than they were fifty years ago.†   (source)
  • Milo had posed for these pictures in a drab peasant's blouse with a high collar, and his scrupulous, paternal countenance was tolerant, wise, critical and strong as he stared out at the populace omnisciently with his undisciplined mustache and disunited eyes.†   (source)
  • "A peasant uprising in the hills is making things difficult for all of us," Madame Gao opined.†   (source)
  • Kate had on a black skirt with black tights, a red peasant blouse.†   (source)
  • The peasant Florino became Don Florino when he crossed the Suez.†   (source)
  • She's just into those peasant tops these days, so everyone always assumes it's to hide a belly.†   (source)
  • Nothing happened for a long time, because the Cossacks, like the Polish peasants, were afraid of the Polish nobles.†   (source)
  • Tizoc was a peasant in a movie, who fell in love with a society woman who could never be with someone of his class.†   (source)
  • How all of us at the college hated the black-belt people, the "peasants," during those days!†   (source)
  • It was less than a year ago that a savior came into the murk of Haiti, an angry avenger for the poor who warned the aristocracy to share the wealth or watch the peasants take it.†   (source)
  • It was a behavioral discipline favored by Oriental peasants and small landowners who knew too well the price of feeding the animals who guarded their minuscule fiefdoms of survival.†   (source)
  • But then the adoration of Franklin to be found in all quarters was extraordinary, as Adams would later recount: His name was familiar to government and people, to kings, courtiers, nobility, clergy, and philosophers, as well as plebeians, to such a degree that there was scarcely a peasant or citizen, a valet de chambre, coachman or footman, a lady's chambermaid or a scullion in a kitchen, who was not familiar with it, and who did not consider him as a friend of humankind.†   (source)
  • Sunday peasants!†   (source)
  • Then I watch my country bled dry to pay Eddis tribute, its treasury drained, its taxes raised, its peasants enslaved, and the barons again the true rulers of the country, free to do as they please so long as the king is fed?†   (source)
  • Thousands of Viet Cong soldiers have been killed—as have thousands of innocent Vietnamese peasants.†   (source)
  • But I'm not quite ready to throw away centuries of scientific progress to start thinking like a medieval peasant.†   (source)
  • A peasant's wooden shoe, gilded, stood in the center of the table, filled with marigolds, grapes and carrots.†   (source)
  • He could make her look like a queen or a peasant, but she'd always look like a woman a man would want.†   (source)
  • They wanted to see what these bold peasants had planned.†   (source)
  • I now think not only of those who killed, but also of the kind Russian peasants who met our convoy to Siberia and, in spite of guys who chased them away, tried to share with us corned beef, a piece of bread, perhaps their last one.†   (source)
  • But then, at the sight of the offending boy, the old man behind me inexplicably exploded, chopping the air with his worn fingers, cursing red-faced like a cheated peasant in our throaty mother tongue until the bewildered child began to cry.†   (source)
  • In extreme cases such as those of South American mountain peasants it may appear that a man is wearing an old torn-up muddy pair of boots, when actually he is barefooted.†   (source)
  • She'd worn black turtlenecks in winter and peasant blouses in summer; her hair had hung long and straight down her back while most girls clamped their pageboys into rollers every night.†   (source)
  • Not much better off than us peasants, but better enough that it made Jalil grumble.†   (source)
  • He had come from a meager background of unambitious peasants, and though he outwardly boasted of aspirations beyond his station, he was intimidated by the implications of power.†   (source)
  • I waited there, peeping through the crack of the door to see Misty modeling her new peasant blouse with the lace and embroidery.†   (source)
  • The operation was to remove the gall bladder of some wretched peasant from el-Minoufiya and after this had been done, Dr. Mansour asked Hisham to sew up the wound.†   (source)
  • Gentlest proposal was to clean out Luna, exterminate us "criminal troglodytes" and replace us with "honest Hindu peasants" who understood sacredness of life and would ship grain and more grain.†   (source)
  • "Peasant," sneered Chiara.†   (source)
  • Some Russian peasant, apparently.†   (source)
  • He still did not know how to swim, but that summer he taught himself how to float on his back; he spent so much time rocking in the water, feeling the swells pass under him like wheels in endless travel, rolling and rolling, that he turned brown as a peasant.†   (source)
  • Do those peasant squatters south of here know that you've read Newton, Voltaire, Rousseau, and Adam Smith?"†   (source)
  • Seen from this distance, it looked like one of the old English villages with a castle in the center and the stables and peasant homes around it.†   (source)
  • I saw one young fighter salute his opponent-and five peasants hit him from behind with scythes and hammers.†   (source)
  • They're meeting in the back room of a tavern, all these broads in peasant blouses carrying steins around, everybody juiced and yelling, suddenly Konrad jumps up on a table.†   (source)
  • And in fatuous recollection a Galician peasants' saying came back to her: I am crawling into his ear.†   (source)
  • Scaring Breeland peasants, and bullying bewildered hobbits, had been their work.†   (source)
  • It was later, when I was able to travel farther, that the presence of holiness and mystery seemed, as far as my vision was able to see, to descend into the windows of Chartres, the stone peasant figures in the capitals of Autun, the tall sheets of gold on the walls of Torcello that reflected the light of the sea; in the frescoes of Piero, of Giotto; in the shell of a church wall in Ireland still standing on a floor of sheep-cropped grass with no ceiling other than the changing sky.†   (source)
  • Piedmont did not realize that his staff reserved the same affection for him that Russian peasants held for Ivan the Terrible.†   (source)
  • Whether Africans are peasants.†   (source)
  • It was just what Leamas had expected—small and anonymous with a few hastily assembled curios from Germany: beer mugs, a peasant's pipe and a few pieces of second-rate Nymphenburg.†   (source)
  • A peasant woman began to wail.†   (source)
  • No wonder they call us senseless peasant women; but I am not and never will be.†   (source)
  • And keep your dirty tongue off Ireland, with your sneers about peasants and bogs and hovels!†   (source)
  • He doesn't want to see peasants. Let him go to centres of culture and civilization.   (source)
    peasants = uneducated farmers
  • and watched the motorbuses come in and unload peasants from the country coming in to the market,   (source)
    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
  • ...Detering, a peasant, who thinks of nothing but his farm-yard and his wife;   (source)
    peasant = uneducated farmer
  • They look just as kindly as our own peasants in Friesland.   (source)
    peasants = uneducated farmers
  • The peasants among us who get titbits sent from home can afford to trade.   (source)
  • They have faces that make one think—honest peasant faces, broad foreheads, broad noses, broad mouths, broad hands, and thick hair.   (source)
    peasant = uneducated farmer
  • But you try to explain that to a black-smith or a labourer or a workman, you try to make that clear to a peasant—and that's what most of them are here.   (source)
  • By threes and fours our class was scattered over the platoons amongst Frisian fishermen, peasants, and labourers with whom we soon made friends.   (source)
    peasants = uneducated farmers
  • When these peasants are excited they have a curious expression, a mixture of cow and yearning god, half stupid and half rapt.   (source)
  • The peasants wrap up their booty with the utmost solemnity, and then get out their big pocket knives, and slowly and deliberately cut off a slice of bread for themselves from their supply and with every mouthful take a piece of the good tough sausage and so reward themselves with a good feed.   (source)
  • Smooth meadows, fields, farm-yards; a solitary team moves against the sky-line along the road that runs parallel to the horizon—a barrier, before which peasants stand waiting, girls waving, children playing on the embankment, roads, leading into the country, smooth roads without artillery.   (source)
    peasants = uneducated local farmers
  • peasants greeted them along the roads in the country;   (source)
    peasants = people of low income, education, and social standing -- especially those who raise crops or livestock
  • Parish clerks, teachers, and one in a thousand of the peasants, maybe, know what it's all about.   (source)
    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
  • But you know, peasants live there, real rude Russian peasants.   (source)
    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)
  • Can a Russian peasant be said to feel, in comparison with an educated man?   (source)
    peasant = 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 was disguised as a woman, and appeared to be a simple old peasant goodwife.   (source)
    peasant = used historically or possibly in relation to a very poor country:  a person of low income, education, and social standing
  • We were real peasants.   (source)
    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
  • The sight of the little Breton peasant who did her humble housework aroused in her despairing regrets and bewildering dreams.   (source)
    peasant = used historically or possibly in relation to a very poor country:  a person of low income, education, and social standing
  • Politics, I supposed, was one means by which Haitian peasants avoided hopelessness.†   (source)
  • PYONS: planet-bound peasants or laborers, one of the base classes under the Faufreluches.†   (source)
  • You speak the Eyllwe of the peasants—of those enslaved in Endovier.†   (source)
  • "The peasants would do that too if they had half a chance," said Jimmy.†   (source)
  • Several local peasants had already come yesterday to bring vegetables.†   (source)
  • Gone are the drab clothes he wore last night, used to blend in with peasants like me.†   (source)
  • He, a Saigon sophisticate, thinks of them as illiterate mountain people, peasants.†   (source)
  • It said that for thousands of years birds had been tormenting the peasants.†   (source)
  • The shopkeepers and milkmaids, blacksmiths and peasants.†   (source)
  • There was no need to pretend in front of those Mexican peasants.†   (source)
  • Too bad you're losing to a bunch of peasants firing slingshots!†   (source)
  • Many peasants ended up with no pigs at all.†   (source)
  • But one day, all these tired peasants--from all over China--they gathered in fields everywhere.†   (source)
  • But the soldiers and dead peasants all looked much the same wherever they were.†   (source)
  • Not because of the dead peasants, there's always been dead peasants.†   (source)
  • The peasants of the central plateau staged an insurrection, which the Marines put down violently.†   (source)
  • A lot of peasants, it seemed, had imagined their lives would improve when Baby Doc left.†   (source)
  • Later they passed a dozen peasants digging in a field beneath the shell of a burnt towerhouse.†   (source)
  • They cannot be expected to serve under poachers, peasants, and murderers.†   (source)
  • My father says that will help me with the peasants, but the peasants are all dead.†   (source)
  • Still lording it over the peasants, in their way.†   (source)
  • They were dressed like peasants, in baggy, crumpled white trousers and loose shirts.†   (source)
  • Twice the bullet-riddled bodies of peasants from other haciendas were discovered.†   (source)
  • What do a bunch o' bloody peasants know about a lord's honor?"†   (source)
  • When we encounter starving peasants, we use our considerable resources to feed them.†   (source)
  • The gods don't care about men, no more than kings care about peasants."†   (source)
  • Fruit and slaughters are not usually combined, nor are gods and peasants.†   (source)
  • The peasants denied seeing them, but when questioned sharply they sang a different song.†   (source)
  • The peasants might as well be blind for all they ever see.†   (source)
  • (strutting around proudly) Tolstoy may have educated his peasants, but I've educated you.†   (source)
  • These were especially aimed at teaching the uneducated peasants Mao's communist ideas.†   (source)
  • Hrothulf speaks: In ratty furs the peasants hoe their fields, fat with stupidity, if not with flesh.†   (source)
  • In this particular uprising, as history shows, the peasants won.†   (source)
  • Sometimes they seemed like just a bunch of peasants running around with make-believe weapons.†   (source)
  • Even amongst slaves there were lords and peasants, as he had been quick to learn.†   (source)
  • Feed a bunch of ugly peasants and their poxy whelps.†   (source)
  • The peasants are always the last to understand.†   (source)
  • The city people could afford to pay more than the country peasants for his carpentry work.†   (source)
  • Armed peasants, he did not fail to note.†   (source)
  • How are the peasants supposed to know what a soviet is?†   (source)
  • Peasants never used the official calendar for anything.†   (source)
  • He means the poor peasants and workers who cannot get enough to eat or clothes to wear.†   (source)
  • They've accused me of murdering some peasants.†   (source)
  • They only chose me because of my long fingers—and my parents are peasants.†   (source)
  • We are not guarding against the peasants' stealing," he said.†   (source)
  • They were supposed to live among the peasants, live like peasants.†   (source)
  • All three classes had to be represented—peasants, workers and soldiers.†   (source)
  • Learning from the peasants was reaching fever pitch at around this time.†   (source)
  • I wanted to make the process faster so we could contribute more to the peasants.†   (source)
  • An American vice president inquiring about two Chinese peasants?†   (source)
  • You are the lucky and proud children of the workers, peasants and soldiers of China!†   (source)
  • Hold the peasants back with one hand and kill the warrior with the other.†   (source)
  • I want to believe that the peasants are better off and nourishing.†   (source)
  • Greens: Anarchistic elements, chiefly peasants, who fought both Reds and Whites.†   (source)
  • The peasants would crown as emperor a farmer who knew the earth or a beggar who understood hunger.†   (source)
  • Give the peasants rope and God knows we'll all be at each other's throats in no time.†   (source)
  • In the main streets, peasants with loads were liable to be arrested.†   (source)
  • In a case like yours suggestion can do wonders; it's what the peasants do, after all.†   (source)
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