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dispossess
used in The Grapes of Wrath

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Definition
to take away possession of something — especially real estate
  • And then the dispossessed were drawn west—from Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico; from Nevada and Arkansas families, tribes, dusted out, tractored out.
    Chapter 19 (23% in)
  • And the dispossessed, the migrants, flowed into California, two hundred and fifty thousand, and three hundred thousand.
    Chapter 19 (32% in)
  • And new waves were on the way, new waves of the dispossessed and the homeless, hardened, intent, and dangerous.
    Chapter 19 (33% in)
  • The land fell into fewer hands, the number of the dispossessed increased, and every effort of the great owners was directed at repression.
    Chapter 19 (87% in)

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