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peasant
used in All Quiet on the Western Front

10 uses
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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
  • Our peasants are hard and cunning when they bargain.
    Chapter 8 (41% in)
peasants = uneducated farmers
  • ...Detering, a peasant, who thinks of nothing but his farm-yard and his wife;
    Chapter 1 (16% in)
  • peasant = uneducated farmer
  • By threes and fours our class was scattered over the platoons amongst Frisian fishermen, peasants, and labourers with whom we soon made friends.
    Chapter 2 (24% in)
  • peasants = uneducated farmers
  • 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.
    Chapter 3 (67% in)
  • peasant = uneducated farmer
  • 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.
    Chapter 7 (36% in)
  • peasants = uneducated local farmers
  • They have faces that make one think—honest peasant faces, broad foreheads, broad noses, broad mouths, broad hands, and thick hair.
    Chapter 8 (26% in)
  • peasant = uneducated farmer
  • They look just as kindly as our own peasants in Friesland.
    Chapter 8 (27% in)
  • peasants = uneducated farmers
  • The peasants among us who get titbits sent from home can afford to trade.
    Chapter 8 (36% in)
  • peasants = uneducated farmers
  • 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.
    Chapter 8 (42% in)
  • 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.
    Chapter 11 (27% in)
peasants = uneducated farmers
There are no more uses of "peasant" in All Quiet on the Western Front.

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