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  • n. Plural form of borderer.


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  • The borderers were a restless people who carried their migratory ways from Britain to America.

    Raymond Carver

  • Then -- the borderers were a pious people -- he fell upon his knees and gave thanks.

    The Young Trailers A Story of Early Kentucky

  • "All we can do to stop the borderers killing each other is give them the promise of justice - which is the accidental result when the Crown hangs the man who did the killing," he said, watching his linked fingers.

    What's Wrong with REVENGE?, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • Like the Scots-Irish borderers who were their forebears, the Carvers roved in search of economic stability.

    Raymond Carver

  • My inquiries here after such a family have been ineffectual, for the borderers, on either side, know little of each other.


  • He felt, indeed, no desire to prolong a conference with John Mengs, though he had laid aside in such a considerable degree his rude and repulsive manners; yet he longed to know who this man could be, who had power with a word to turn aside the daggers of Alsatian banditti, habituated as they were, like most borderers, to robbery and pillage, and to change into civility the proverbial rudeness of a German innkeeper.

    Anne of Geierstein

  • The borderers/Appalachian culture never had the opportunity to fight their natural enemies, really, until now, because they have never been ascendant until now.

    Jane Smiley: Jane's Bingo! Award for Most Informative Book of 2006

  • First, therefore, let nations that pretend to greatness have this; that they be sensible of wrongs, either upon borderers, merchants, or politic ministers; and that they sit not too long upon a provocation.

    The Essays

  • This thought excites my pride; and that my contempt of myself: near borderers, Lucy!

    Sir Charles Grandison

  • Pride and meanness, I have often thought, are as nearly allied, and as close borderers upon each other, as the poet tells us wit and madness are.

    Clarissa Harlowe

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