Synonyms for dwellers

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The Porter family were not the only dwellers of Brookfield who took part in racing.

The dwellers in the long-house extended every courtesy to Ninaka and his crew.

I ventured to remind Mammy that all dwellers in the country were not tackies.

The tastes of the dwellers in cities control, more and more, the character of our newspapers.

No arrests were made, although the marksmen must have been dwellers in the neighbourhood.

Texas is a near-by land to the dwellers in the Southern States.

Sarka had planned for Dalis to attack the dwellers of the Moon, and Dalis had refused.

Do you think the dwellers in the moon have got the sin as well as ourselves?

It was evident that he was not one of the dwellers in the city, but an Arab of the desert.

This he knew was the sign of the clan to which the dwellers in that wigwam belonged.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English dwellan "to mislead, deceive," originally "to make a fool of, lead astray," from Proto-Germanic *dwaljanan (cf. Old Norse dvöl "delay," dvali "sleep;" Middle Dutch dwellen "to stun, make giddy, perplex;" Old High German twellen "to hinder, delay;" Danish dvale "trance, stupor," dvaelbær "narcotic berry," source of Middle English dwale "nightshade"), from PIE *dhwel-, from root *dheu- (1) "dust, cloud, vapor, smoke" (and related notions of "defective perception or wits").

Related to Old English gedweola "error, heresy, madness." Sense shifted in Middle English through "hinder, delay," to "linger" (c.1200, as still in phrase to dwell upon), to "make a home" (mid-13c.). Related: Dwelled; dwelt; dwells.

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