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Populate  v. t.  (past & past part. populated; pres. part. populating)  To furnish with inhabitants, either by natural increase or by immigration or colonization; to cause to be inhabited; to people.

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"Populate" Quotes from Famous Books

... reasons for making the soul immaterial. They needed souls and chimeras to populate the imaginary regions which they have discovered in the other life. Material souls would have been subjected, like all bodies, to dissolution. Moreover, if men believe that everything is to perish with the body, the geographers of the other world would evidently lose the chance of guiding ...
— Superstition In All Ages (1732) - Common Sense • Jean Meslier

... abundant prosperity of all sorts, that so we may inveigle the simple minded, and then hand them over to the tender mercies of the Indians! God forbid that such crimes should be ours! But there is a coloring of truth about the whole programme. We invite settlers to populate our vast and wellnigh boundless wilderness, promising them protection from enemies abroad and a happy peace at home; and in the same breath we cheat the savages, and stir them up to hatred and violence against every white man, woman, ...
— The Continental Monthly, Vol. 6, No 2, August, 1864 - Devoted to Literature and National Policy • Various

... miracle of preserving them from civilization. The priests were glad to sell their extensive holdings at Papenoo, and the energetic Russo-French count said that he would bring Slav families from Europe to populate and develop it. He would plant the vast acreage in cocoanut-trees, vanilla vines, and sugar-cane, and build up a white community in the South Seas. He had noble ...
— Mystic Isles of the South Seas. • Frederick O'Brien

... about town, had taken to catechisms and cabbages in an almost uninhabited part of the despised country. In conversation he would seem sometimes to have a little, a very little, "forced the note." The Quaker baby, and the lady "with whom you might give an assembly or populate a parish," are instances in point. But he never does this in his letters. I take particular pleasure in the following passage written to Miss Georgiana Harcourt within two years of his death: "What a charming existence! To live in the midst ...
— Essays in English Literature, 1780-1860 • George Saintsbury

Words linked to "Populate" :   neighbor, encamp, people, domicile, lodge, inhabit, board, camp out, population, overpopulate, cohabit, domiciliate, reside, shack up, bivouac, fill up

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