Usage examples for occupancy

  1. Owing to the different manner in which the right of settlement, and occupancy of the soil had been obtained from the king, the colonies had obtained different rights of government, and were placed under different obligations to the crown. – Government and Administration of the United States by Westel W. Willoughby and William F. Willoughby
  2. Finding this to be the case, he went to the owner of the property, and expressed a desire to be released from his occupancy on fair terms, offering to find a substantial tenant and pay half a year's rent. – Recollections of Old Liverpool by A Nonagenarian
  3. It endeavored also to have the city see the necessity of preventing occupancy of the physically unfit houses. – Negro Migration during the War by Emmett J. Scott
  4. The room showed signs of occupancy- a lady's cloak cast over a chair, a great litter of papers on the table. – The Castle Inn by Stanley John Weyman
  5. There were many things, in the weather, the landscape, their sole occupancy of an unsmoking compartment, while all the smoking compartments round overflowed with smokers, which conspired to offer them a pleasing illusion of the past; it was sometimes so perfect that they almost held each other's hands. – Their Silver Wedding Journey by William Dean Howells
  6. To protect Fort Sumter, merely as property, it is submitted that an armed occupancy is not only unnecessary, but that it is manifestly the worst possible means which can be resorted to for such an object. – The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Vol. 1 (of 2) by Jefferson Davis
  7. The latest statistics give it a population of three millions, which is a sparse occupancy for so extensive a territory, and one whose natural resources are sufficient for the support of that number of people many times multiplied. – The Pearl of India by Maturin M. Ballou
  8. Signs of recent occupancy were not wanting. – The Flying Legion by George Allan England
  9. The place had that empty feeling of desertion, or late occupancy and a cold lair, that even a worse fool than I could not mistake now. – The La Chance Mine Mystery by Susan Carleton Jones
  10. It looked unkempt rather, the gardens somewhat neglected, and yet there hung an air of occupancy about it all. – A Prisoner in Fairyland by Algernon Blackwood
  11. It had overcome the strangeness of new occupancy and settled to its place. – A Hero of Ticonderoga by Rowland E. Robinson
  12. On what grounds can we possibly claim a right to the occupancy of the land? – The Bushman Life in a New Country by Edward Wilson Landor
  13. Not so blinding that he did not see every detail of the profane occupancy of the place on which so long he had expended all his thought and every care, in the defense of which he had cheerfully starved, and would with hearty good- will have died. – The Story of Old Fort Loudon by Charles Egbert Craddock
  14. Please wire me at the Washington Inn, Lenox, whether house is in order for occupancy. – Lady Larkspur by Meredith Nicholson
  15. Men of the axe they were, too, in that first occupancy, never venturing far from the trees that gave them both roof and fuel. – The French in the Heart of America by John Finley
  16. When Susannah awoke the next morning, which was the third of her occupancy of the little room, some of her normal vitality had flowed back, her spirits began to mount. – Out of the Air by Inez Haynes Irwin
  17. Unless a reasonable prospect of ten years' occupancy is assured, then begin life in a rented house, not necessarily in a flat. – The Cost of Shelter by Ellen H. Richards
  18. The quiet, superficially peaceful progress with which Russia was successfully advancing her boundaries in Asia, adding gain to gain, unrestrained and apparently irrestrainable, was suddenly confronted with the appearance of the United States in the Philippines, under conditions which made inevitable both a continuance of occupancy and a great increase of military and naval strength. – Lessons of the war with Spain and other articles by Alfred T. Mahan
  19. Nothing as yet had been moved or disturbed, though the next week would bring their term of occupancy to a close. – Clover by Susan Coolidge