Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of stranger.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Since _rich_ strangers did not become servants to the Israelites, we infer that those who _did_, became such not because they were _strangers_, but because they were _poor_, -- not because, on account of their being heathen, they were _compelled by force_ to become servants, but because, on account of their _poverty_, they _chose_ to become servants to better their condition.

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  • Abraham, in entertaining three strangers, is said to have "entertained angels unawares;" Lot received two angels into his house, who appeared as strangers in the streets of Sodom: Job affirms of himself, "The stranger did not lodge in the street; I opened my doors to the traveller;" a good widow, in the apostolic age, is described as washing the saints 'feet, relieving the afflicted, and _lodging strangers_; and Gaius is represented as receiving Christian ministers into his house as his own children.

    Female Scripture Biographies, Volume I

  • And when you're a little girl, "strangers" is an all-encompassing word that can mean everything from "someone on the street" to "the neighbor" to "that guy at the bus stop" and God-knows-what inbetween.

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  • But of course, meeting and chatting with friends, coworkers, even strangers is of benefit to us.

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  • But no way will I tolerate a system that increases my costs or my taxes to subsidise the health care of total strangers – increasing anyone's costs or taxes to subsidise strangers is just wrong.

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  • The main lesson on identification on strangers is a must but also girls must be warned to be sloppy with the desires of known persons too.

    Global Voices in English » Indian Bloggers Confront Street Harassment

  • Having my butt shoehorned in with a bunch of strangers is so much better.

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  • Thomas Spanhour writes on our website: Thanks for this reminder that the way people treat complete strangers is a measure of character.

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  • “The amount of pleasure gained by urchins throwing snowballs at strangers is directly proportionate to the amount of anger displayed in public by those strangers”

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  • If I know that I can do SOMETHING, like dress modestly, or be aware of my surroundings, or not let in strangers, or not wander around alone, then I can DO something, and protect myself.

    Protecting Our Daughters

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