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townspeople

[tounz-pee-puh l] /ˈtaʊnzˌpi pəl/
plural noun
1.
the inhabitants or citizenry of a town.
2.
people who were raised in a town or city.
Also called townsfolk.
Origin of townspeople
1640-1650
1640-50; town + 's1 + people
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  • The first mob that marched out from Mcon to wreck the abbey was dispersed with firearms by the townspeople.

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  • Happily the townspeople became aware of the peril which threatened them.

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  • Outside the fort among the townspeople of lower degree it was, too, quite a holiday.

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  • Yet these country-people are no more corrupt or degenerate than the townspeople.

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  • Its personal graciousness has become so wedded with the lives of Senlis townspeople that they wish it good morning as they pass.

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British Dictionary definitions for townspeople

townspeople

/ˈtaʊnzˌpiːpəl/
noun
1.
the inhabitants of a town; citizens
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