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Habitant  n.  
1.
An inhabitant; a dweller.
2.
An inhabitant or resident; a name applied to and denoting farmers of French descent or origin in Canada, especially in the Province of Quebec; usually in the plural. "The habitants or cultivators of the soil."






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"Habitant" Quotes from Famous Books



... benefiting and of deeds fair-seeming and worthy celebrating, that quoth the man to the youth[FN612], "Trust in Allah, for verily joy shall assuredly come to thee from the Almighty." "What joy?" quoth the Khwajah's son, "and indeed this city is a ruinous heap nor is there indweller or habitant or any to attest God's Unity." But the man ceased not going about the highways of the deserted town with his companion till such time as he reached the Palace of the Sultanate, and the twain entering therein found it with its vases and its ...
— Supplemental Nights, Volume 5 • Richard F. Burton

... But I will charge thee too, With urgent exhortation, to perform The funeral rite for her who lies within— She is thy kinswoman—howe'er thou wilt. But never let this city of my sires Claim me for living habitant! There, there Leave me to range the mountain, where my nurse, Cithaeron, echoeth with my name,—Cithaeron, Which both my parents destined for my tomb. So my true murderers will be my death. Yet one thing I can tell. Mine end will come Not by disease nor ordinary chance ...
— The Seven Plays in English Verse • Sophocles

... old gray queen of the mighty St. Lawrence—is a city of many charms and of much stately beauty. Its narrow, climbing streets, with their quaint shops and curious gables, its old market, with chaffering habitant farmers and their wives, are full of living interest. Its noble rock, crowned with the ancient citadel, and its sweeping tidal river, lend it a dignity and majestic beauty that no other city knows; ...
— The Man From Glengarry - A Tale Of The Ottawa • Ralph Connor

... and Correspondence of Lord Metcalfe, p. 453. Metcalfe undoubtedly overestimates the influence of these men, as compared with the church, over the habitant class. ...
— British Supremacy & Canadian Self-Government - 1839-1854 • J. L. Morison

... one wanted to live with them." This was an old euphemism for Flibustiers. The good father could expect nothing better, especially as so many of his audience may have been Calvinists, for the first habitant at Cap Franais was of that sect. These men were trying to become settled; and the alternative was between rapine with religion and raising crops without it. The latter became the habitude of the island; for the descendants of the Buccaneers could afford the luxury of absolute sincerity, which ...
— Atlantic Monthly, Volume 10, Number 59, September, 1862 • Various

... rather more indulgent with the People of the Coast, if one wanted to live with them." This was an old euphemism for Flibustiers. The good father could expect nothing better, especially as so many of his audience may have been Calvinists, for the first habitant at Cap Francais was of that sect. These men were trying to become settled; and the alternative was between rapine with religion and raising crops without it. The latter became the habitude of the island; for the descendants of the Buccaneers ...
— Atlantic Monthly, Volume 10, Number 59, September, 1862 • Various

... would ever bring such thrills and such intoxicating happiness to the Pierrots and Pierrettes, gypsies and Arabs, Spanish dancers and flower girls, Elizabethan ladies and cavaliers, Red Cross nurses and college dons, Indian chiefs and squaws, cowboys and "habitant" girls, who were so thoroughly ...
— Judy of York Hill • Ethel Hume Patterson Bennett

... enemy is so far off? The answer to this query discloses a remarkable phenomenon. The tide in this part of the world rises sixty or seventy feet every twelve hours. At present the beach is bare; the five rivers of the valley—the Gasperau, the Cornwallis, the Canard, the Habitant, the Perot—are empty. Betimes the tide will roll in in one broad unretreating wave, surging and shouldering its way over the expanse, filling all the rivers, and dashing against the protecting barriers under our feet; but before sunset the rivers will be emptied again, the bridges ...
— Acadia - or, A Month with the Blue Noses • Frederic S. Cozzens

... of snow. The drive was so short that he reached St. Joachim at noon, and he decided to push on part of the way to Baie St. Paul after dinner. His host at St. Joachim approved of that. "You goin' have snow to-night and big drift to-morrow," he said, and he gave his driver the name of an habitant whom they could stop the night with. The driver was silent, and he looked sinister; Northwick thought how easily the man might murder him on that lonely road and make off with the money in his belt; ...
— The Quality of Mercy • W. D. Howells

... his fancy. Then as a British peer and a Scottish Nobleman, the fun-loving but hard-headed Scottish traders of Montreal took him to their hearts. He met them at their convivial gatherings, he heard the chanson sung by voyageurs, and the "habitant" caught his fancy. He was only a little past thirty, and that Canadian picture could never be effaced from his mind. In after days, these "Lords of the North" abused Lord Selkirk for spying out their trade, for catching the secrets of their business which were in the wind, and for ...
— The Romantic Settlement of Lord Selkirk's Colonists - The Pioneers of Manitoba • George Bryce

... Him that which is nearest our hearts and nearest our lives. Only the spotless and stainless can enter into His presence, only that which is purified by fire. So—this white dog—a member of our household, a co-habitant of our wigwam, and on the smoke that arises from the purging fires will arise also the thanksgivings of all those who desire that the Great Spirit in His happy hunting grounds will forever smoke His pipe of peace, for peace is between Him and His ...
— The Moccasin Maker • E. Pauline Johnson

... nec hostis Insidiatur ibi: nec vis, nec bruma nec aestas, Immoderata furit. Pax et concordia, pubes Ver manent aeternum. Nec flos, nec lilia desunt, Nec rosa, nec violae: flores et poma sub una Fronde gerit pomus. Habitant sine labe cruoris Semper ibi juvenes cum virgine: nulla senectus, Nulla vis morbi, nullus dolor; omnia plena Laetitiae; nihil hic proprium, ...
— Tales of the Enchanted Islands of the Atlantic • Thomas Wentworth Higginson

... Roman! —If, added to my own I could be gifted with modern Roman sloth, modern Roman superstition, and modern Roman boundlessness of ignorance, what bewildering worlds of unsuspected wonders I would discover! Ah, if I were only a habitant of the Campagna five and twenty miles from Rome! ...
— Innocents abroad • Mark Twain

... thought. If to literature one's mind turns, there is the association with Balzac's birth in the Rue Royale, and his delightful picturings of the city's environment in the "Cure de Tours," "Le Lys dans la Vallee," and "La Grenadiere." Says Balzac of the habitant: "...He is a listless and unobliging individual." But the sojourner for a day will probably not notice this, and, if he should, must simply make allowance, and think with Henry James of the other ...
— The Cathedrals of Northern France • Francis Miltoun

... Habitant in the new continent across these years, she is wife and, though she had laughed, is mother, and on a day is with her Harry, and Harry is saying, not at all with any hardness in his ...
— This Freedom • A. S. M. Hutchinson

... Antioch was diverted, since the reign of Christianity, into a different channel. Instead of hecatombs of fat oxen sacrificed by the tribes of a wealthy city to their tutelar deity the emperor complains that he found only a single goose, provided at the expense of a priest, the pale and solitary in habitant of this decayed temple. [111] The altar was deserted, the oracle had been reduced to silence, and the holy ground was profaned by the introduction of Christian and funereal rites. After Babylas [112] (a bishop of Antioch, who died ...
— The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire - Volume 2 • Edward Gibbon

... blisse. u most al gan rin. ant al beon bigotten rin for in e ne mei hit nanesweis neomen in. her{}of ha herie godd [&] singe un{}werget eau{er} iliche lusti in is loft songes. as hit iwriten is. Beati q{ui} habitant. et c'. Eadi beo eo lau{er}d. e iin hus wunie. ha schulen herien e ...
— Selections from early Middle English, 1130-1250 - Part I: Texts • Various

... temporal state are being built up as crazily as a child's house of cards, the huge Central Sphere revolves, and the Electric Ring, strong and indestructible, is ever at its work of production and re-absorption; thirdly, that every thought and word of EVERY HABITANT ON EVERY PLANET is reflected in lightning language before the Creator's eyes as easily as we receive telegrams; fourthly, that this world is THE ONLY SPOT IN THE UNIVERSE where His existence is actually questioned and doubted. And the ...
— A Romance of Two Worlds • Marie Corelli

... most like the imagined habitant Of silver exhalations sprung from dawn, By winds which feed on sunrise woven, to enchant The faiths of men: all mortal eyes were drawn, 2110 As famished mariners through strange seas gone Gaze on a burning watch-tower, by the light Of those divinest lineaments—alone ...
— The Complete Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley Volume I • Percy Bysshe Shelley

... for last year's news of the "Grand Pays"—the habitant's significant term for the outer world—had at last arrived. The monotonous routine of the Post was forgotten. To-day the long, dreary silence of the winter would be again broken in upon by hearty feasting, merry music, ...
— The Drama of the Forests - Romance and Adventure • Arthur Heming

... Pontificum, a Conciliis oecumenicis, a traditionibus apostolicis, a cruore Martyrum, a scitis Praesulum, a visis eventisque mirabilibus argumentati sunt; tamen omnium maxime et libentissime sanctarum Litterarum testimonia densa conglobant, haec premunt, in his habitant, huic "armaturae fortium" duces robustissimi, sarta tecta civitatis Dei contra nefarios impetus quotidie munientes, optimo ...
— Ten Reasons Proposed to His Adversaries for Disputation in the Name • Edmund Campion

... he know it, de habitant, Who is it ketch heem, w'en He 's drivin' along from St. Laurent— For it 's easier bargain den— 'Cos if de habitant only sole De whole of hees load dat way— Of course he 's savin' de market toll An' not'ing ...
— The Voyageur and Other Poems • William Henry Drummond

... de moder spoil her, sure, for even to Joe D'Amour, W'en he's ready nearly ev'ry t'ing to geev her If she mak' de mariee, only say, "Please go away," An' he's riches' habitant ...
— Humour of the North • Lawrence J. Burpee

... would never have issued any "cleansing edicts," and the still easier-going inhabitants would never have obeyed them. It was these dark, tortuous wynds and closes, nevertheless, that made up the Court End of Old Edinbro'; for some one writes in 1530, "Via vaccarum in qua habitant patricii et senatores urbis" (The nobility and chief senators of the city dwell in the Cowgate). And as for the Canongate, this Saxon gaet or way of the Holyrood canons, it still sheltered in 1753 "two dukes, sixteen earls, two dowager countesses, seven lords, seven lords of session, thirteen ...
— Penelope's Progress - Being Such Extracts from the Commonplace Book of Penelope Hamilton As Relate to Her Experiences in Scotland • Kate Douglas Smith Wiggin

... ticket, Io waited on the front platform. A small, wiry man came around the corner of the station, glanced at her, and withdrew. Io had an uneasy notion of having seen him before somewhere. But where, and when? Certainly the man was not a local habitant. Had his presence, then, any significance for her or hers? Enderby returned, and the two stood in the hard morning sunlight beneath the broad sign inscribed with the ...
— Success - A Novel • Samuel Hopkins Adams

... presence, but as he turned, his smouldering eyes lighted on him. He straightened with a jerk. "What did he mean when he say, she have bewitch you?" As always, when excited, his somewhat precise English slipped back into the idiom of the habitant. "By Gar! Boss or no Boss, I pack you out if I catch you. We make no jealousies for any one, not where I am. You come here for your health—hein? Well, better you keep ...
— O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1921 • Various

... dismay From town to town. The world was full of horror, No bird was seen in air, no beast of prey In plain or forest; from the stream he drew The crocodile; the eagle from the sky. The country had no habitant alive, And when I found no human being left, I cast away all fear, and girt my loins, And in the name of God went boldly forth, Armed for the strife. I saw him towering rise, Huge as a mountain, with his hideous hair Dragging ...
— Persian Literature, Volume 1,Comprising The Shah Nameh, The - Rubaiyat, The Divan, and The Gulistan • Anonymous

... of them is surrounded by a little belt of heat-loving plants that could not otherwise live so high. Dwarfed representatives of the birch and willow both are here, hugging the genial rock, as an old French habitant hugs his stove in winter-time, spreading their branches over it, instead of in the frigid air. A foot away is seen a chillier belt of heath, and farther off, colder, where none else can grow, is the omnipresent gray-green reindeer-moss that gives its color ...
— Animal Heroes • Ernest Thompson Seton

... this thy castle, Baldwin? Melancholy Displays her sable banner from the donjon, Darkening the foam of the whole surge beneath. Were I a habitant, to see this gloom Pollute the face of nature, and to hear The ceaseless sound of wave, and seabird's scream, I'd wish me in the hut that poorest peasant E'er framed, to ...
— A Legend of Montrose • Sir Walter Scott

... the habitant treasured was love for the Catholic Church of his fathers and of his own spiritual hopes. It thus happened that when France in revolution assailed and for a time overthrew the Church within her borders, the heart of French Canada was not with France ...
— The Conquest of New France - A Chronicle of the Colonial Wars, Volume 10 In The - Chronicles Of America Series • George M. Wrong

... attached to the buckskin fringe of trouser-leg. Where the rivers narrowed to dark and shadowy canyons, the bagpipes would skirl out some Highland air, or the French voyageurs would strike up some song of the habitant, paddling and chanting in perfect rhythm, and sometimes beating time with their paddles on the gunwales. Leaders of the canoe brigades understood well the art of never permitting fear to enter the souls of their voyageurs. Where the route ...
— Pioneers of the Pacific Coast - A Chronicle of Sea Rovers and Fur Hunters • Agnes C. Laut

... hear me talk about the sunset over the meadows and the hills, and you wonder why I am not there? Well, listen! There are fourteen sons and daughters of Onesime Dionne—that's my father—for all the habitant folks marry young, and the priest smiles and blesses the household when there are many children. And girls are not of much account in the house. The sons claim and receive their shares of the arpents of land when those boys are grown and married. The girl may marry—yes! But what if the right ...
— The Landloper - The Romance Of A Man On Foot • Holman Day

... played, Is that congealing pang which seizes The trusting bosom, when betrayed. He felt it—deeply felt—and stood, As if the tale had frozen his blood, So mazed and motionless was he;— Like one whom sudden spells enchant, Or some mute, marble habitant Of the still Halls of ISHMONIE![259] But soon the painful chill was o'er, And his great soul herself once more Lookt from his brow in all the rays Of her best, happiest, grandest days. Never in moment most elate Did ...
— The Complete Poems of Sir Thomas Moore • Thomas Moore et al

... quid tenebras, quid nomina vana timetis, Materiam vatum, falsique piacula mundi? Corpora sive rogus flamma, seu tabe vetustas Abstulerit, mala posse pati non ulla putetis Morte carent animae: semperque priore relicta Sede, novis domibus habitant vivuntque receptae . . . . . . . . . Omnia mutantur, nihil ...
— Reincarnation - A Study in Human Evolution • Th. Pascal

... these characteristics of Various Productiveness, Unity, and Openness or Publicity, the continent indicates the description of man who may be its fit habitant. It suggests a nation vast in numbers and in power, existing not as an aggregate of fragments, but as an organic unit, the vital spirit of the whole prevailing in each of its parts; and consequently predicts a man suitable for wide and ...
— The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 2, Issue 12, October, 1858 • Various

... Love! no habitant of earth thou art— An unseen seraph, we believe in thee; A faith whose martyrs are the broken heart, But never yet hath seen, nor e'er shall see The naked eye, thy form, as it should be; The mind hath made thee, as it ...
— The Continental Monthly, Vol. 4, No. 1, July, 1863 - Devoted to Literature and National Policy • Various

... primisque in faucibus Orci Luctus et ultrices posuere cubilia Curae; Pallentesque habitant Morbi, tristisque Senectus, Et Metus, et malesuada Fames, ac turpis Egestas, Terribiles visu formae, Letumque, Labosque; Tum consanguineus Leti Sopor, et mala mentis Gaudia, mortiferumque adverso in limine Bellum, Ferreique Eumenidum thalami, et Discordia demens, Vipereum ...
— The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth, Vol. II. • William Wordsworth

... quem peditem mare sustulit, usus amico. Nunc campos alios, alia errans stagna secundum, Rorantesque lavans integro nectare crines, Audit inauditos nobis cantari Hymenaeos, Fortunatorum sedes ubi mitis amorem Laetitiamque affert. Hic illum, quotquot Olympum Praedulces habitant turbae, venerabilis ordo, Circumstant: aliaeque canunt, interque canendum Majestate sua veniunt abeuntque catervae, Omnes ex oculis lacrymas arcere paratae. Ergo non Lycidam jam lamentantur agrestes. Divus eris ripae, puer, hoc ex tempore nobis, Grande, nec immerito, veniens ...
— Verses and Translations • C. S. C.

... mannerisms of the French Canadian. This was apparently done without special intent and no reason for it can be given except for a similarity in the mock seriousness of their statements and the anti-climax of the bulls that were made, with the braggadocio of the habitant. Some investigators trace the origin of Paul Bunyan to ...
— The Marvelous Exploits of Paul Bunyan • W.B. Laughead

... ruler of the universe and all that it contains: Domini est terra et plenitudo ejus, orbis et universi qui habitant in eo. For the human race he has created the earth and all its creatures, and has given it a control over them subordinate only to his own. 'Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet,' says the Psalmist. God accompanied this gift with ...
— What is Property? - An Inquiry into the Principle of Right and of Government • P. J. Proudhon

... sont belles, nos campagnes; En Canada qu'on vit content! Salut o sublimes montagnes, Bords du superbe St. Laurent! Habitant de cette contree Que nature veut embellir, Tu peux marcher tete levee, ...
— A Canadian Heroine, Volume 1 - A Novel • Mrs. Harry Coghill

... grinding sound, as if the long lines of light were made by the beating fins of the dark object, which was some habitant of the deep roused from slumbers by the light of the golden foam ...
— The Adventures of Don Lavington - Nolens Volens • George Manville Fenn

... so, because he stands for a majority the watchword of which is "Stop, Look, Listen". I went at once to see the Premier. He was closeted with confiding—perhaps confederate—priests, and with simple habitant folk who stood, not in awe but in affection, of the Premier. He might have been himself ...
— The Masques of Ottawa • Domino

... vel Boghariae.] Porro de regione Cadilla in orientem venitur ad regnum Backariae, in qua mali et multum crudeles habitant homines, nec est securum itinerare per illam, quod ad modicam occasionem (si Deus non conseruaret) occiderent viatorem et manducarent. [Sidenote: Arbor Lanifera.] Illic sunt arbores ferentes lanam velut ouium, ex qua texunt pannos ad vestimenta. ...
— The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques, - and Discoveries of The English Nation, Volume 9 - Asia, Part 2 • Richard Hakluyt



Words linked to "Habitant" :   inhabitant, worldling, individual, island-dweller, philistine, borderer, European, soul, Austronesian, Galilean, Asian, occupier, villager, liver, Nazarene, landsman, landlubber, New Zealander, tellurian, Australian, resident, kiwi, cottager, Latin, westerner, occupant, Galilaean, Hittite, earthman, dweller, easterner, alsatian, landman, occidental, islander, Trinidadian, cottage dweller, Phrygian



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