colonist

Part of speech: noun

A member or inhabitant of a colony; a settler.

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Usage examples "colonist":

  1. Here the process of reformation of character would be carried forward by the same industrial, moral, and religious methods as have already been commenced in the City, especially including those forms of labour and that knowledge of agriculture which, should the Colonist not obtain employment in this country, will qualify him for pursuing his fortunes under more favourable circumstances in some other land. - "In-Darkest-England-and-the-Way-Out", Booth, William.
  2. Those who had the courage and strength to work, barely made enough to feed themselves, for it not infrequently happened that after the royal fifth was deducted and other expenses met, the remainder, when divided, hardly gave to each colonist more than his daily, scanty living. - "Bartholomew de Las Casas; his life, apostolate, and writings", Francis Augustus MacNutt.
  3. On one occasion no less than fifteen colonists, who were forced to attend the execution of a fellow- colonist, came to my commando and begged me to provide them with horses and rifles. - "In the Shadow of Death", P. H. Kritzinger and R. D. McDonald.