Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of people.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • In the narrow sense it may be defined as the peopling of the land. '

    Scientific Colonization—A Suggestion

  • History has preserved the name of the colonist who first conceived the idea of peopling these pasturages, inhabited only by deer, and a large species of cavy.

    Personal Narrative of Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of America, During the Year 1799-1804 — Volume 2

  • In order to gain a clear and just idea of the design and end of government, let us suppose a small number of persons settled in some sequestered part of the earth, unconnected with the rest, they will then represent the first peopling of any country, or of the world.

    Think Progress » ThinkFast: April 9, 2010

  • What I find the most rewarding is playing around with the ideas of science fiction and fantasy, as well as storytelling, and peopling my worlds with odd characters to show the absurdity of life.

    Karen Magon 's Birthday!!

  • Still, that doesn't keep him from spinning an absorbing tale, or from putting words into Myra's mouth that are occasionally worthy of the master himself: "And at that moment I felt I could see to the center of him: a man who spent his days indoors, in a quiet room, inventing worlds reminiscent of this one; peopling them with persons like us; conjuring stories that let us all see into, under, through and beyond."

    Her Master's Voice From the Other Side

  • The characters peopling this particular fictional world must have been foul-smelling creatures indeed.

    A Felinist Critique of Macbeth

  • You may use all of your days igniting the empty flares huddled and peopling the darkness, but you will leave only darkness behind you, for the fire is not in the torch, the fire is in the heart, and each heart must learn it for itself or not at all.

    Nancy Chuda: To Invent Fire

  • She also paints a picture of Charleston society that is not the most flattering, peopling it with shallow men and women who are more concerned with their own wants and needs than with helping anyone else.

    Jackie K. Cooper: Sunrise on the Battery Gives Hart a Pulpit For Her Beliefs

  • The fact that the long-isolated Andaman islanders have genes that diverged from other Asians about 60,000 years ago fits this notion of sudden seaside peopling.

    Did Early Humans Ride the Waves to Australia?

  • He tells of triumphs, disappointments, rivalries, booms and busts, peopling the story with colorful collectors, dealers, auctioneers and fraudsters.

    An Eye for the Art Market: Specialists Share Secrets

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  • Ha ha! You're right!

    September 6, 2008

  • The pronunciation of this word drives me mad.
    I mean, eeeeeeeeew!

    September 6, 2008