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 ?
This, therefore, might be called a political position of the Bleeding Hearts; but they entertained other objections to having foreigners in the Yard.
So great a proportion of the cases in which foreigners are parties, involve national questions, that it is by far most safe and most expedient to refer all those in which they are concerned to the national tribunals.
I am not acquainted myself with the names of foreigners in general, but I have no doubt it WOULD be that.
In attendance on him was the head of the imperial staff, Quartermaster General Prince Volkonski, as well as generals, imperial aides-de-camp, diplomatic officials, and a large number of foreigners, but not the army staff.
As, for instance, at Athens, after the expulsion of the tyrants, when Clisthenes enrolled many foreigners and city-slaves amongst the tribes; and the doubt with respect to them was, not whether they were citizens or no, but whether they were legally so or not.
Commiserating their position, as foreigners in a strange land, and knowing no reason for detaining them, the commander signalled for a shore boat, and the three men left the vessel.
The widow was ready, Rowena was ready, so also were the 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.
Most of the land was owned by Americans, who lived away from it and were continually selling it to the foreigners.
Archer noticed that his wife's way of showing herself at her ease with foreigners was to become more uncompromisingly local in her references, so that, though her loveliness was an encouragement to admiration, her conversation was a chill to repartee.
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
I have always cultivated a feeling of humane indulgence for foreigners.