Definition of people in English:
- He's a very strong personality, but he talks to people as human beings and he's very honest.
- The Home Office had to treat these people as decent human beings and provide extra resources.
- We may well decide that it was the most evil act ever perpetrated by human beings on fellow people.
- It was designed to evolve, to live, and to breathe like the people that it governs.
- The leaders rarely spoke like the people they governed and it was no disadvantage.
- It is time somebody started to govern for the people than for their own place in history.
- Our position is that the people of Edinburgh will take the decision in a referendum.
- We think we provide an equitable service to all ranks and all the people we represent.
- I am also aware of the plight of some of the people in the position she is talking about.
- Now, I have handed to your Honours the early United States case of People v Whipple.
- Then the People's Justice Party had a meeting of 150 people, which was really good.
- This tactic allows them to be on both sides of the issue and thus unaccountable to the People.
- However, the nation's indigenous peoples have never tasted their share of Argentina's riches.
- Ethnic minorities, indigenous peoples and tribal people everywhere face discrimination.
- There is also an eloquent record of tribal history of the indigenous peoples of Alaska's ethnic Indian and Inuit population.
verb[with object] (usually be peopled) Back to top
- The observances recognise that the island was peopled by different groups of Indians who had settled here over the 7000 years before the European encounter.
- Remote and entirely dedicated to his craft, he lived in a world peopled by a few intimate friends, a world sealed to outsiders.
- Yet, the first centralizing tendencies appeared only after skirmishes between Native Americans and settlers led colonial officials to consider peopling the region as a buffer to avoid further conflict.
- The world peopled by signs of hope suddenly appears to be emptied of meaning.
- What name do we have for such a horrible void that fills what was once peopled by the living?
- But one must feel a certain pity for him, trapped in a farce of horrendous dialogue and flatlining humour, peopled by androgynous hippy beatniks who make one glad the sixties are dead.
See person (usage).
- sense 2 of the noun.Example sentences
- Critics who deride Jewish dietary laws as arbitrary, repressive, or irrelevant ignore the power of this everyday tradition to preserve our peoplehood and deepen our humanity.
- In retelling it we bring ourselves out from our own narrow places, to freedom, to peoplehood, to connection with God.
- It is impossible to set up legitimate global authorities because there is no global democracy, no sense of common peoplehood and trust.
People is from Anglo-Norman French poeple, from Latin populus ‘populace’, also the source of words such as population (mid 16th century); populace (late 16th century); and popular (Late Middle English) originally ‘prevalent among the general public’: with ‘liked and admired’ early 17th century. The phrase of all people expressing disbelief about somebody dates from the 1700s; the capitalized form in the phrase the People referring in US legal contexts to the State prosecution the People versus…dates from the early 19th century. See also public
Words that rhyme with peoplepeepul, steeple
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