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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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I have had a little knowledge of their methods of doing business; and I am free to confess that they have very liberal notions, and are as likely to make desirable tenants as any set of people one should meet with.
In point of fact," resumed Sir James, not choosing to dwell on "fits," "Brooke doesn't mean badly by his tenants or any one else, but he has got that way of paring and clipping at expenses.
But these tenants (as I was saying) are doubtless partly driven to it.
Meanwhile the name of the new tenants had diverted Mrs.
Come, let us go up above now and see the dinner-tables for the large tenants.
Had she not come home her mother and the children might probably have been allowed to stay on as weekly tenants.
Crawley always reads sermons in the evening, and in the morning is locked up in his study, or else rides to Mudbury, on county business, or to Squashmore, where he preaches, on Wednesdays and Fridays, to the tenants there.
Kyrle before I read it the next day to the assembled tenants.
The tenants of the humble lodging were a young couple who had been scarcely married a week; and seeing them, Dantes sighed heavily.
What rejoiced him above all was to see that his tenant, the cabaretier, was so busy he hardly knew which way to turn.
Why don't you go out and see your grandfather's tenant, the Widow Steavens?
of the same year the summer-house was the lively gathering-place of a crowd of ladies and gentlemen, assembled at a lawn party--the guests of the tenant who had taken Windygates.