Definition of 'people'

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Synonyms of "people"
Synonyms of "people"
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Example sentences containing 'people'

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This is exactly the kind of relationship people wish existed more in the economy. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You meet where people exercise in groups. The Sun (2016)So why do homeless people do it? Times, Sunday Times (2016)We want this message to reach as many people as possible and save lives. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We will meet the medical people to see what the real problem is. The Sun (2017)The risk rose the closer that people lived to heavy traffic. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Without a consensus patients and people in need will suffer. Times, Sunday Times (2017)For people with good general knowledge it's an easy way to get free cash. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We want the best people to do the best jobs. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Her focus group turned out to be six people and her family. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The anger may be directed at people in general because she feels betrayed rather than protected. Wilkinson, Helena Beyond Chaotic Eating (1993)Everyone says that people vote differently in a general election. Times, Sunday Times (2015)We did feel like homeless people last night though. The Sun (2013)Both have ageing populations and few affordable homes for local people. Times, Sunday Times (2006)We have made our case with the support of an amazing coalition of people and groups. Times, Sunday Times (2006)But there is something about the park that seems to make people decent citizens. Times, Sunday Times (2007) Young people need or want to live and work in cities. Times, Sunday Times (2007)We also have a good idea of where these additional people will live. The Sun (2009)The government should employ people like me. Times, Sunday Times (2013)You have to get to know people and keep informed. Times, Sunday Times (2012)This book is richly stocked with people whom any person of decent instincts will find loathsome. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)She interacts easily with people of all races and music of all genres. Christianity Today (2000)There was one country and one people which stood by us at that time. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Fears were aimed mainly at people with a history of allergies in their families. The Sun (2008)Young people should think about their future. Times, Sunday Times (2007)You have a quiet inner confidence and a subtle way of letting people know you mean business. The Sun (2014)People do not want passive ads flashing up on their new screens. Times, Sunday Times (2010)People in general much prefer challenges to problems. Pete Cohen and Sten Cummins with Jennai Cox HABIT BUSTING: A 10-step plan that will change your life (2002)Mars visits your chart of faraway faces and places and people in another land talk about you for two exciting reasons. The Sun (2009)We meet more people -- more names to forget. Thomas Blaikie Blaikie's Guide to Modern Manners (2005)


Synonyms of 'people'

humankind, persons, humans, individuals
the public, the crowd, the masses, the general public
nation, public, community, subjects
race, tribe, ethnic group, PPL
family, parents, relations, relatives

Trends of 'people'

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