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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CITIZEN

A brazen urn was carried round, in which every citizen deposited a pebble.

There was no such thing then as a citizen of the United States of and by itself.

The sentiment in the mind of every citizen is national strength.

In a republic the first rule for the guidance of the citizen is obedience to law.

In this new land, education will be every citizen's most prized possession.

He submitted to the French power, took the oath of allegiance, and became a French citizen.

The life in Albany was to me as if I had become a citizen of some new world.

He was no citizen in the state—he was a stranger in the land.

No power on earth can deprive him of his rights as an American citizen.

There is only one thing to be feared, Citizen Jacquetot—the press.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., "inhabitant of a city," from Anglo-French citezein (spelling subsequently altered, probably by influence of denizen), from Old French citeien "city-dweller, town-dweller, citizen" (12c., Modern French citoyen), from cite (see city) + -ain (see -ian). Replaced Old English burhsittend and ceasterware. Sense of "inhabitant of a country" is late 14c. Citizen's arrest recorded from 1941; citizen's band (radio) from 1947. Citizen of the world (late 15c.) translates Greek kosmopolites.

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