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landless

[land-lis] /ˈlænd lɪs/
adjective
1.
without landed property; not owning land:
a landless noble.
Origin of landless
1000
before 1000; Middle English; Old English landlēas. See land, -less
Related forms
landlessness, noun
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  • "Get out of this," said landless, a dangerous light in his eyes.

    Prisoners of Hope Mary Johnston
  • Mr. landless has explained it all in the most interesting way.

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  • landless drained it and felt the blood gush back to his heart and the ringing in his ears to cease.

    Prisoners of Hope Mary Johnston
  • Mr. landless has a book of poems—I mean—poems enough to make a book.

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  • landless stooped, and lifting the senseless figure at his feet swung it over his shoulder.

    Prisoners of Hope Mary Johnston
  • But he's terrible down on you, Mr. landless, because the baby's a boy.

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  • He turned upon landless with a half threatening, half cringing air.

    Prisoners of Hope Mary Johnston
  • They are not perfect but the most favorable to the landless that the world has ever known.

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  • His name was Trail; and landless, knowing him for a villainous rogue, started at finding him amongst the company.

    Prisoners of Hope Mary Johnston
  • When she righted, and landless had bailed her out with a gourd, they proceeded in silence.

    Prisoners of Hope Mary Johnston

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