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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR TENANTS

During Tuesday the body was viewed by the tenants on the estate, the neighbors and friends.

The tenants and rustics discovered that they were people of importance.

And I then thought of his generosity to his pretty rustic; and of his kindness to his tenants.

She remembers, to his advantage, his generosity to his Rosebud and his tenants.

I doubt if any other of his tenants would have recognized him.

Jimphy thinks it's his duty to show himself to the tenants now and again.

The method of compulsion failed to keep the tenants on the land.

The enclosures which had been made by the tenants were of a few acres here and there.

When a conversation finally did get started, it concerned the building's tenants.

But here, too, he had been unsuccessful; she complained that her tenants did not pay her.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., "person who holds lands by title or by lease," from Anglo-French tenaunt (late 13c.), Old French tenant (12c.), noun use of present participle of tenir "to hold," from Latin tenere "hold, keep" (see tenet).

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.