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A settler in or inhabitant of a colony.
settler, colonizer, colonial, frontiersman, frontierswoman, pioneerimmigrant, newcomerincomerplanterhomesteader, habitant, redemptioner, squatterView synonyms
- ‘What makes it so ironic is that most of these colonists are of Scottish ancestry.’
- ‘In the years following the Great War land was taken away from the inhabitants and given to colonists.’
- ‘Somewhere in the region of 100 colonists arrived in this hot, humid, swampy atmosphere in 1607.’
- ‘He says Britain should be made to compensate white farmers because colonists originally stole the land.’
- ‘The war began when colonists from Massachusetts Bay began pushing into territory claimed by these people.’
- ‘Each colonist has to pay his own passage and have £50 in the bank.’
- ‘Earlier in our journey, we'd passed a signpost for Colonia Suiza, a town settled by colonists from Switzerland.’
- ‘When the British ordered them to disperse the colonists fired back at the British soldiers.’
- ‘Most Sierra Leonean colonists, for instance, did not come from America.’
- ‘The colonists had no say in decisions made in the English parliament.’
- ‘When the colonists arrived, language was one of the first targets.’
- ‘There was thus quite a strong drive among colonists to transplant the habits of their homelands wholesale and even impose them on others.’
- ‘Why not recall the humanitarianism of William Penn, an early colonist who made peace with the Delaware Indians instead of warring on them, as other colonial leaders were doing?’
- ‘The only time colonists want to talk to members of an indigenous population is when they are giving orders to the natives.’
- ‘By the spring of 1775, political resistance gave way to violence as war between the British and colonists broke out.’
- ‘Attempts by Spanish and French colonists to establish settlements were unsuccessful.’
- ‘They were introduced late in the nineteenth century by colonists alarmed by the spread of rabbits and hares.’
- ‘During the early days of settlement the colonists were constantly inventing things.’
- ‘Thanks to his diplomacy the arrival of the colonists from France did not develop into an major incident.’
- ‘Two hundred and three families were selected to become Matanuska Valley colonists.’
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