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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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  • Mr. landless has a book of poems—I mean—poems enough to make a book.

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  • Mr. landless has explained it all in the most interesting way.

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  • But he's terrible down on you, Mr. landless, because the baby's a boy.

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  • They are not perfect but the most favorable to the landless that the world has ever known.

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  • "Your curses seem not to have availed, friend," said landless.

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  • landless' hand moved to and fro across the paper with a tireless patience.

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  • landless crossed the bridge and came towards the staring group.

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  • They were silent for a few moments, and then landless spoke.

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  • "Get out of this," said landless, a dangerous light in his eyes.

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  • "We are in for a desperate enterprise that may hang every man of us," said landless sternly.

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