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repeople

[ree-pee-puh l] /riˈpi pəl/
verb (used with object), repeopled, repeopling.
1.
to furnish again with people.
2.
to restock with animals.
Origin of repeople
1475-1485
First recorded in 1475-85, repeople is from the Middle French word repeupler, Old French. See re-, people
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  • It was necessary to repeople his capital and to attract others than Turks to it.

  • But who is to rebuild Babylon and to repeople the land of the Assyrians?

    London Walter Besant
  • I eat them up with my eyes and repeople the heath with those who raised them.

    Children of the Mist Eden Phillpotts
  • The king endeavoured to repeople the country by his conquests.

    The History of Sumatra William Marsden
  • The "long array of shadows," the "beings of the mind," come to him "like truth," and repeople the vacancy.

    The Works of Lord Byron, Volume 2 George Gordon Byron
  • Nevertheless, one human pair find refuge in a cave, and repeople the world.

  • Thus Cæsar sought early to repeople Campania from the idle populace of Rome.

    The Evolution of States J. M. Robertson
  • The simplest way to repeople the land was to attract colonists from the older colonies.

    Amy in Acadia Helen Leah Reed
  • He brought immigrants from populous provinces to repeople the districts which had been laid waste by war.

    The Civilization Of China Herbert A. Giles
  • From this class of his pictures alone one can repeople Holland with the spirits of the seventeenth century.

    Rembrandt Estelle M. Hurll

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