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proprietor
used in The Grapes of Wrath

17 uses
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Definition
the owner of a business
  • The proprietor leaned forward in his chair, the better to see the ragged dirty man.
    Chapter 16 (92% in)
proprietor = owner of a business
  • The proprietor, a sullen lanky man, sat in a chair on the porch.
    Chapter 16 (77% in)
  • The gathering of men surrounded the proprietor.
    Chapter 16 (77% in)
  • The proprietor dropped his front chair legs to the floor and leaned forward.
    Chapter 16 (77% in)
  • " The proprietor said, "If you wanta pull in here an' camp it'll cost you four bits.
    Chapter 16 (78% in)
  • Expression was gone from their faces; and their eyes, in the shadows under their hats, moved secretly up to the face of the proprietor.
    Chapter 16 (80% in)
  • His dark eyes looked slowly up at the proprietor.
    Chapter 16 (81% in)
  • The men stirred, changed positions, and their glittering eyes moved slowly upward to the mouth of the proprietor, and their eyes watched for his lips to move.
    Chapter 16 (82% in)
  • " "Half a dollar a car," said the proprietor.
    Chapter 16 (83% in)
  • " "He came in a car," said the proprietor.
    Chapter 16 (83% in)
  • He looked at the proprietor.
    Chapter 16 (83% in)
  • The hiss of the lantern dropped to a sigh and the proprietor lowered the front chair legs to the porch, stood up, and pumped the lantern until the hiss was sharp and high again.
    Chapter 16 (87% in)
  • "They's plenty of 'em," the proprietor said.
    Chapter 16 (93% in)
  • " The proprietor said, "Prob'ly shif'less.
    Chapter 16 (95% in)
  • The proprietor still sat in his chair, and the lantern hissed and flared.
    Chapter 16 (99% in)
  • They heard it hit the house and saw the proprietor spring to his feet and peer into the darkness.
    Chapter 16 (**% in)
  • The proprietor, a little gray man with an unkempt mustache and watery eyes, leaned on the counter reading a newspaper.
    Chapter 20 (82% in)

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