tenant

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tenant

a person who holds, occupies, or possesses land or property by any kind of right or title, esp from a landlord under a lease

tenant

A person or firm using a building, or part of a building, as a lessee or owner-occupant.
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What time upon her airy bounds I hung One half the garden of her globe was flung Unrolling as a chart unto my view - Tenantless cities of the desert too
In stories of ghosts and murderers they scamper through the echoing rooms, and the gnawing of their teeth is heard behind the wainscot, and their gleaming eyes peer through the holes in the worm-eaten tapestry, and they scream in shrill, unearthly notes in the dead of night, while the moaning wind sweeps, sobbing, round the ruined turret towers, and passes wailing like a woman through the chambers bare and tenantless.
As if in a transformation scene, the apparently tenantless jungle spawned into life.
Notwithstanding this particular conveyance appeared to be as silent, and as tenantless as the rest of the vehicles, the men applied their strength to its wheels, and rolled it apart from the others, to a dry and elevated spot, near the edge of the thicket.
You could not now traverse the gallery, once so hushed, nor enter the front chambers, once so tenantless, without encountering a smart lady's-maid or a dandy valet.