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inhabitant
used in 1776

15 uses
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Definition
a person who lives in a particular place
  • We found that very few, even among the oldest inhabitants, had ever seen a cannon.
    p. 85.3
  • John Singleton Copley, the American portrait painter who had left Boston to live in London the year before, read in a letter from his half brother, Henry Pelham : It is inconceivable the distress and ruin this unnatural dispute has caused to this town and its inhabitants.
    p. 8.9
  • But others, Loyalists, had sought refuge there, and Loyalists were conspicuous, if not necessarily more numerous than those inhabitants who had chosen to stay in the hope of protecting their property, or because they were too poor or helpless to do anything else.
    p. 73.9
  • But as he also recorded, "The inhabitants were in a horrid situation, particularly the women, who were several times drove from their houses by shot, and crying for protection."
    p. 92.0
  • It is not easy to paint the distress and confusion of the inhabitants on the occasion.
    p. 100.4
  • ON MARCH TO, Howe had issued a proclamation ordering inhabitants to give up all linen and woolen goods that could be of use to the enemy, and assigned a man named Crean Brush, one of a Loyalist corps, to see that the order was carried out.
    p. 103.9
  • And, whereas I have given notice to all loyal inhabitants to remove such goods from hence, and all who do not remove them, or deliver them to your care, will be considered abettors of the rebels, you are hereby authorized and required to take into your possession all such goods as answer this description, and to give certificates to the owners that you have received them for their use, and will deliver them to the owners' order, unavoidable accidents excepted.
    p. 104.1
  • "The inhabitants are in general brisk and lively," wrote one visitor.
    p. 122.7
  • And according to one local paper, the New York Packet, they were unexpectedly well behaved, "their civility to the inhabitants very commendable."
    p. 123.6
  • Martha Washington said her goodbyes to her husband and departed the city by carriage with all possible speed, as did Lucy Knox, Caty Greene, and their children, along with hundreds more of the city's inhabitants.
    p. 134.9
  • "The inhabitants of this island," Grant concluded from his observations, "hate the rebel army because they have been oppressed by them....
    p. 141.6
  • The advance guard moved more swiftly, at the same time "sweeping up" any local inhabitants who looked as though they might give the alarm.
    p. 169.6
  • "Nothing could equal the expressions of joy shown by the inhabitants, upon the arrival of the King's officers among them," wrote Ambrose Serle.
    p. 213.5
  • Clinton was overruled, and though unconvinced, he departed dutifully for Rhode Island, where his expedition seized Newport without opposition and the predominantly Quaker inhabitants seemed quite happy to live in peace under his protection.
    p. 252.5
  • "The inhabitants of Princeton and Trenton .... are evacuated," wrote Massachusetts delegate Robert Treat Paine.
    p. 257.6

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