Usage examples for villagers

  1. This dear little place is, to a man, almost as much interested and excited as we are ourselves; the villagers are all friends, for either we have known them since they were babies, or they have known us since we were babies, which comes to the same thing. – The Heart of Una Sackville by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  2. During that time he was not seen, probably, by more than a dozen of the villagers. – Early Letters of George Wm. Curtis by G. W. Curtis, ed. George Willis Cooke
  3. When the armies of Austria and Russia were crushed, and the continent lay at the mercy of France, Great Britain imagined that it could effect something against Napoleon in a corner of Italy, with the help of some ferocious villagers. – History of Modern Europe 1792-1878 by C. A. Fyffe
  4. The villagers listened with large eyes and open ears to these relations; yet such was their habitual attachment to the spot they lived upon, or such the security in their own good fortune, that few of them would believe that there could be any necessity for removing. – The Parent's Assistant by Maria Edgeworth
  5. One of the villagers offered to walk back with us and carry the milk. – By Desert Ways to Baghdad by Louisa Jebb
  6. The villagers who had no children slowly left their houses, and followed the soldiers at a distance. – Stories by Foreign Authors: Polish by Various
  7. " The crow means," said Unktomi, " that the villagers and chief who bound and deserted you are in sad plight. – Myths and Legends of the Sioux by Marie L. McLaughlin
  8. " It isn't merely the villagers," pursued Roger. – The Moon out of Reach by Margaret Pedler
  9. He was still watching the retreating villagers, with eyes old and veiled by the trouble that they had seen. – The Last Hope by Henry Seton Merriman
  10. Presently the cries of the jackal roused the villagers. – The Moral Instruction of Children by Felix Adler
  11. She did not pretend to care for her father, she was very lonely because the villagers hated him, but she had always made the best of everything because she had never had an intimate friend to tell her that that was a foolish thing to do. – The Captives by Hugh Walpole
  12. The soldiers would make a great ring, as close to me as they could get, and around them, again, in a sort of outer circle, were French villagers and peasants, vastly puzzled and mystified, but eager to be pleased, and very ready with their applause. – A Minstrel In France by Harry Lauder
  13. He said that the ways of the villagers were not the ways of his people. – Afoot in England by W.H. Hudson
  14. This sight, which at first had appeared so strange and ridiculous to the villagers, at last seemed pleasant and interesting. – Iermola by Joseph Ignatius Kraszewksi
  15. Just as at Oberammergau nearly every one of the villagers has something to do or is in some way connected with the preparation of the play, so most of the members of the particular gilds and probably their families had some connection with their plays. – Education: How Old The New by James J. Walsh
  16. Colonel Cresap, three- quarters of the militia, and all save a score or so of these villagers here are patriots. – Cardigan by Robert W. Chambers
  17. Round it were hundreds of soldiers and villagers- a most picturesque sight. – An Explorer's Adventures in Tibet by A. Henry Savage Landor
  18. New registers of the farms and inhabitants were prepared, new taxes on money and on natural products were imposed; and by the severe pressure of these, the villagers were compelled to labour. – Pictures of German Life in the XVth XVIth and XVIIth Centuries, Vol. II. by Gustav Freytag