Ioskeha, returning, peaceably devoted himself to peopling the land.
The peopling of the world with whites is chiefly a Western process.
She made a fatal mistake in peopling them with different and uncongenial races.
There are other legends in explanation of the peopling of the earth.
As the peopling of the earth has been a gradual process with the animal creation, so has it been also with the vegetable kingdom.
What excuse has infinite wisdom for peopling the world with savages?
What tales she told us on those far-away autumn days, peopling the russet arcades with folk of an elder world.
We might as reasonably suppose any other means of peopling this continent.
If solitude makes us love ourselves, society gives us to others, peopling what were else a solitude.
Who will deny it had to do with the marshalling of worlds, and the peopling them—with creation?
late 13c., "humans, persons in general," from Anglo-French people, Old French peupel "people, population, crowd; mankind, humanity," from Latin populus "a people, nation; body of citizens; a multitude, crowd, throng," of unknown origin, possibly from Etruscan. The Latin word also is the source of Spanish pueblo, Italian popolo. In English, it displaced native folk.
Meaning "body of persons comprising a community" first recorded late 13c. in Anglo-French; meaning "common people, masses" (as distinguished from the nobility) first recorded c.1300 in Anglo-French. Meaning "one's own tribe, group, etc." is from late 14c. The word was adopted after c.1920 by Communist totalitarian states to give a spurious sense of populism to their governments. Legal phrase The People vs., in U.S. cases of prosecution under certain laws, dates from 1801. People of the Book "those whose religion entails adherence to a book of divine revelation (1834) translates Arabic Ahl al-Kitab.
late 15c. (intransitive), c.1500 (transitive), from people (n.), or else from Middle French peupler, from Old French peuple. Related: Peopled; peopling.