Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: populace
IPA transcription: [p'ɑpjələs]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: populace, public, world
    Meaning: people in general considered as a whole; "he is a hero in the eyes of the public"
Usage examples
  • The Populace with loud Acclamations attended him to the Palace-Gate.
  • There is nothing to be feared on the part of the populace of Paris the capital.
  • They returned through the streets of Nottingham, gay now with flags and merry with a joyful populace.
  • They created a sensation all along the way, received as they were by governors, by mayors, by officials high and low, and by the populace.
  • The ingenuous police of the Restoration beheld the populace of Paris in too "rose-colored" a light; it is not so much of "an amiable rabble" as it is thought.
  • The defeated party complained loudly of foul play, of the rudeness of the populace, and of the partiality of the presiding magistrates; and these complaints were in many cases well founded.
  • Suddenly a tremendous uproar filled the streets, yells, the clicking grunts of the Drilgoes, the screams of the panic-stricken populace. The invaders had arrived, and they were sweeping all before them.
  • But his happy childish life was of short duration: the starving and infuriated populace of Paris, driven from one misery to another, deemed if they could only bring the king to the metropolis means would be discovered for overcoming their distress.
  • Yet, as we proceeded, the sounds of human life revived by sure degrees, and at length large bands of the most abandoned of a London populace were seen reeling to and fro. The spirits of the old man again flickered up, as a lamp which is near its death hour.
  • Thus in the twentieth century the sea will no longer be regarded, to the same extent as in the past, as the refuge for the ne'er-do-well of the land-living populace; and this, more than perhaps anything else, will help to render travelling by the great ocean highways safe and comfortable.