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townspeople

, townsfolk
the inhabitants of a town; citizens
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Lastly, in lieu of these shifting scenes, came back the rude market-place of the Puritan, settlement, with all the townspeople assembled, and levelling their stern regards at Hester Prynne -- yes, at herself -- who stood on the scaffold of the pillory, an infant on her arm, and the letter A, in scarlet, fantastically embroidered with gold thread, upon her bosom
Now it was the fact that intelligence bearing some faint analogy to Esther's version of it was current among the townspeople. She set the mansion in the best order that her means allowed, and, arraying herself in silks and tarnished gold, stood long before the blurred mirror to admire her own magnificence.
But he changed his mind when the admiring townspeople crowded aboard to shake hands with him, and a couple of enterprising newspaper men took photographs of the Mary Rebecca and her captain.
It was the first intimation that the townspeople had received that the enemy was forcing the imperial troops back upon the city.
What kind of place can the quiet townspeople who see the words emblazoned, in all the legibility of gilt letters and dark shading, on the north-country coaches, take Snow Hill to be?
Much to their astonishment, the townspeople saw some capital meadows springing up under their eyes, and thanks to the improvement in the pasturage, the yield of milk was very much larger.
She focuses her sharp eye on events in the capital between 1467 and 1550, and takes as her subject the townspeople of Kyoto.
She renders this reaching beyond one's grasp as first a physical reality in the lovely winding, rocking, incessantly moving actions of the townspeople and eventually amplifies it into the anguished yearning toward the heavens that the town feels at Emily's death.
In the final four stanzas the narrator isolates himself from the other townspeople, focusing on his inner turmoil.
The heroine, Carol Kennicott, chafes at the dullness and sterility of her existence as the wife of the local doctor, and she tries unsuccessfully to make the townspeople conscious of culture and refinement.
He is locked up by the townspeople, but saves himself by telling of a piper he encountered in the woods who has the power to charm the rats away.
David Williams, of Rugby Health Foods, Albert Street, thanked townspeople for their support in his fight against plans which had threatened to remove natural food supplements from shelves.