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occupant
used in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

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
  • She did not know what the other occupants said to her as she entered, though she answered them; and when they had started anew she rode along with an inward and not an outward eye.
    1 — The Maiden (54% in)
  • Almost before her misgiving at the news could find time to shape itself she took, under her companion's direction, two of the most beautiful of the Hamburghs in her arms, and followed the maid-servant, who had likewise taken two, to the adjacent mansion, which, though ornate and imposing, showed traces everywhere on this side that some occupant of its chambers could bend to the love of dumb creatures—feathers floating within view of the front, and hen-coops standing on the grass.
    1 — The Maiden (74% in)
  • One evening Tess and Clare were obliged to sit indoors keeping house, all the other occupants of the domicile being away.
    4 — The Consequence (58% in)
  • Tess could hear the occupants of the cottage—gathered together after their day's labour—talking to each other within, and the rattle of their supper-plates was also audible.
    5 — The Woman Pays (71% in)

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