Foreigners


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Foreigners


the condition of being an alien.
Law. the seizure of foreign subjects to enforce a claim for justice or other right against their nation.
Rare. one who studies gypsies. Also gypsologist, gipsologist.
the custom or policy of favoring native-born citizens over immigrants, as in the awarding of government jobs. See also philosophy. — nativist, n.nativistic, adj.
the process of assuming or being granted citizenship of a country, usually a country other than that of the person’s origin.
1. the state or quality of being foreign or of having come from abroad.
2. something typical or characteristic of a foreigner. — peregrine, adj.
1. a person who lives beyond the mountains.
2. a foreigner or stranger. — tramontane, adj.
the state or condition of being out of sympathy with or against American behavior, attitudes, beliefs, etc. — un-American, n., adj.
Ancient Sparta. a custom prohibiting strangers or foreigners from residing at Sparta and empowering magistrates to expel them.
Ancient Greece. a custom of hospitality, specifically the giving of presents to guests or strangers, especially foreign ambassadors. — xenial, adj.
a building’ or special place for the reception of strangers. Also called xenodochy.
1. the reception of or extending of hospitality to strangers or foreigners.
2. xenodocheum.
a mania for foreigners.
an abnormal fear or hatred of foreigners and strange things.
References in classic literature ?
Jake nodded at me approvingly and said you were likely to get diseases from foreigners.
The amphitheatre was packed, from the bull-ring to the highest row - twelve thousand people in one circling mass, one slanting, solid mass - royalties, nobles, clergy, ladies, gentlemen, state officials, generals, admirals, soldiers, sailors, lawyers, thieves, merchants, brokers, cooks, housemaids, scullery-maids, doubtful women, dudes, gamblers, beggars, loafers, tramps, American ladies, gentlemen, preachers, English ladies, gentlemen, preachers, German ditto, French ditto, and so on and so on, all the world represented: Spaniards to admire and praise, foreigners to enjoy and go home and find fault - there they were, one solid, sloping, circling sweep of rippling and flashing color under the downpour of the summer sun - just a garden, a gaudy, gorgeous flower-garden
She said, in good English, and in a deeply offended tone, that she had paid her passage and was not going to be bullied out of her "rights" by ill-bred foreigners, even if she was alone and unprotected.
Of course that didn't go for much THERE, amongst all those big foreigners from other systems, as they hadn't heard of Shakespeare or Homer either, but it would amount to considerable down there on our little earth if they could know about it.
This time the Thursday boat had not arrived at ten at night-- so the people had waited at the landing all day for nothing; they were driven to their homes by a heavy storm without having had a view of the illustrious foreigners.
Subsequent communications announced his departure, under care of a trustworthy foreman, for some public works in Belgium; touched on the general benefit he appeared to derive from this new change; praised his excellent manners and address, which were of great assistance in facilitating business communications with the foreigners -- and passed over in ominous silence the main question of his actual progress in the acquirement of knowledge.
My English brother Solomon," mourned Miss Pross, casting up her tear-fraught eyes, "that had the makings in him of one of the best and greatest of men in his native country, an official among foreigners, and such foreigners
uf were unpopular from their characters, and the others, except Grantmesnil, were disliked as strangers and foreigners.
For," said he, "as flourishing a condition as we may appear to be in to foreigners, we labour under two mighty evils: a violent faction at home, and the danger of an invasion, by a most potent enemy, from abroad.
Even those that are born in England become foreigners after a time, don't they?
It was an infringement of the rule which insists upon the tall hat behind the scenes; but in France foreigners are allowed every license: the Englishman his traveling-cap, the Persian his cap of astrakhan.
But, your Majesty," said I, "dare I ask if this law applies to foreigners also?