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synonyms for peasants

  • laborer
  • sharecropper
  • boor
  • bumpkin
  • cropper
  • farmhand
  • hayseed
  • hick
  • peon
  • planter
  • provincial
  • rube
  • rustic
  • serf
  • villein
  • countryman/woman
  • hired hand
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How to use peasants in a sentence

His parents were peasants and he wrought as a day laborer till he attracted attention.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
Some peasants had brought the news to the chateau, with the additional information that they were all to be shot within two days.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 60, NO. 372, OCTOBER 1846VARIOUS
Another glorious distinction of Bastien-Lepage was that he loved the fields as well as he loved the peasants.
BASTIEN LEPAGEFR. CRASTRE
The peasants take equal pains in its fumigation, using various kinds of wood according to the color of leaf they wish to obtain.
TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
Hauge sought and found his earliest and most devoted disciples among the peasants.
SKIPPER WORSEALEXANDER LANGE KIELLAND
Some peasants found among the mountains, where they had taken refuge, human remains rent in pieces by the wolves.
MADAME ROLAND, MAKERS OF HISTORYJOHN S. C. ABBOTT
The covering of the bales is a sort of netting made by the peasants from goat's hair; it is elastic and of great strength.
TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
The humblest of unlettered peasants can teach the highest genius something useful.
GOD AND MY NEIGHBOURROBERT BLATCHFORD
It is let out altogether; the principal tenants divide it into small lots, and sublet these to the peasants.
A WOMAN'S JOURNEY ROUND THE WORLDIDA PFEIFFER
The Italian peasants believe that this disease can only be cured by a certain kind of music.
THE WONDER BOOK OF KNOWLEDGEVARIOUS
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