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  • v. Present participle of tenant.

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Examples

  • Inquiry into the cirumstances of a would-be customer sometimes had ludicrous results; a newly-married couple, for instance, would be found tenanting two top-floor rooms, the furnishing whereof seemd to them imcomplete without the piano of which their friends and relatives boasted.

    The Piano Business

  • "You are tenanting — rent-free! — premises which I own," she said.

    The First Man in Rome

  • They have every right in the world to inhabit the palaces of Italy, which many a needy owner is glad to find them tenanting; they cannot but admire the noble proportions, the solid construction, the magnificent decorations, which meet their eyes on every side, whether at Genoa, at Verona, at Venice, at Florence, or at Rome.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 380, June, 1847

  • She had acquired undisputed control over the Indian tribes still tenanting the forests unexplored by the European man.

    The World's Best Orations, Vol. 1 (of 10)

  • My friend the Triumphant Democrat, fiercest of radicals and kindest of men, expresses his scorn for monarchical institutions (and his invincible love for his native Scotland) by tenanting, summer after summer, a famous castle among the heathery Highlands.

    Little Rivers; a book of essays in profitable idleness

  • I have part of it on lease; the farmer now tenanting the premises found the whole more than he wanted, and the owner allowed me to keep what rooms I chose.

    A Changed Man; and other tales

  • Inquiry into the circumstances of a would-be customer sometimes had ludicrous results; a newly-married couple, for instance, would be found tenanting two top-floor rooms, the furnishing whereof seemed to them incomplete without the piano of which their friends and relatives boasted.

    In the Year of Jubilee

  • This block, for instance, came from the large schooner which now lies at the end of Castle Hill Beach, bearing still aloft its broken masts and shattered rigging, and with its keel yet stanch, except that the stern-post is gone, - so that each tide sweeps in its green harvest of glossy kelp, and then tosses it in the hold like hay, desolately tenanting the place which once sheltered men.

    Oldport Days

  • In London, Stevenson appeared now and again at the Savile Club, then tenanting a rather gloomy little house in Savile Row.

    The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 1 (of 25)

  • The day may arrive perhaps when, having embanked the Thames, we shall follow suit to the Seine and the Rhine, by tenanting it with cheap baths for the many.

    Mystic London: or, Phases of occult life in the metropolis

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