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occupant
used in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

4 uses
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Definition
one who lives or habitually works in a specific place

or:

someone presently in a room, car, or seat

or:

someone currently holding a position
  • It was already dusk, and the lamps were just being lighted as we paced up and down in front of Briony Lodge, waiting for the coming of its occupant.
    Adventure I — A Scandal in Bohemia (68% in)
  • I can only claim the merit that I instantly reconsidered my position when, however, it became clear to me that whatever danger threatened an occupant of the room could not come either from the window or the door.
    Adventure VIII — The Adventure of the Speckled Band (95% in)
  • It might or might not bite the occupant, perhaps she might escape every night for a week, but sooner or later she must fall a victim.
    Adventure VIII — The Adventure of the Speckled Band (98% in)
  • The metallic clang heard by Miss Stoner was obviously caused by her stepfather hastily closing the door of his safe upon its terrible occupant.
    Adventure VIII — The Adventure of the Speckled Band (99% in)

There are no more uses of "occupant" in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.

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