Usage examples for occupant

  1. After an interval of evident hesitation on the part of the occupant of the room, it was reluctantly unlocked. – The Case of Richard Meynell by Mrs. Humphrey Ward
  2. It is not surprising to hear that this sumptuous house cost 400, 000 francs, but it is astonishing, and it gives the inhabitant of steady- going England an idea of the inconvenience of revolutions, that its owner and occupant should in 1848 have been starving in the midst of magnificence, and that it should have been impossible for him to find a purchaser for some small curiosity, if he had wished to sell it to buy bread. – Honore de Balzac, His Life and Writings by Mary F. Sandars
  3. My landlady said that she would put the case to the occupant of the spare room, who was already in his new quarters, preparing for supper, but I persuaded her that it would be well for me to be on the spot, and add my arguments to hers. – The Princess Passes by Alice Muriel Williamson and Charles Norris Williamson
  4. The carriage stood there hour after hour, and word soon spread among the crowds on the shore that its occupant was the wife of the Chief Engineer; his body had not yet been found. – Alexander's Bridge and The Barrel Organ by Willa Cather and Alfred Noyes
  5. They entered a neat but poorly furnished room, of which the only occupant was a pale, thin girl, lying in what appeared to be a very uncomfortable position in bed. – A Missionary Twig by Emma L. Burnett
  6. His was a position of which the occupant must either be a great man or perish. – A History of England Principally in the Seventeenth Century, Volume I (of 6) by Leopold von Ranke
  7. The fourth occupant of the ambulance, he said, had been shot through the lungs. – "And they thought we wouldn't fight" by Floyd Gibbons
  8. When the cab's occupant descended to the pavement they fell upon each other and did for some moments a wild dance such as I imagine they might have seen the red Indians of western America perform. – Ruggles of Red Gap by Harry Leon Wilson
  9. The doctor's four children were standing in the garden, and they watched it as it passed, thinking what a sad journey its occupant must have had. – Gritli's Children by Johanna Spyri
  10. " Madam, I will have to use the upper of this section," he finally turned and said to the occupant of the number of seven with a very fine determination. – The Daredevil by Maria Thompson Daviess
  11. All doubt as to the identity of the other occupant was put at rest by the appearance down the passage of a man whom Buel instantly recognised by the portraits he had seen of him in the illustrated papers. – One Day's Courtship The Heralds Of Fame by Robert Barr
  12. It was now growing dark outside and the room was dimly lighted by a lamp that stood on the flat desk in front of the only occupant. – A Voyage with Captain Dynamite by Charles Edward Rich
  13. One could hardly imagine a bedroom in which less attention seemed to have been given to the comfort of the occupant." – The Mystery of 31 New Inn by R. Austin Freeman
  14. But the clothes- line presented charming evidence of still another occupant; and here, though so far easy to read, came in something of a puzzle. – The Quest of the Golden Girl by Richard le Gallienne
  15. The car was an open one; there was no other occupant. – Flamsted quarries by Mary E. Waller
  16. There was another occupant of the room. – The Dorrance Domain by Carolyn Wells
  17. Then she turned to apologize to the other occupant of the carriage. – The Adventures of Sally by P. G. Wodehouse