Examples of colonist in a Sentence
British colonists settled the area in the 18th century.
over time the colonists began to sense that they were becoming a people unto themselves
Recent Examples of colonist from the Web
Most of the population were nomads before their way of life was changed by colonists.
In their place came human beings and later the cattle, horses, pigs and chickens brought by Spanish colonists.
Competing companies decide to carve up this celestial body and sponsor colonists to exploit the resources buried below its surface.
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First Known Use of colonist
COLONIST Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of colonist for English Language Learners
: a person who lives in a colony
: a person who helps to create a colony
COLONIST Defined for Kids
Definition of colonist for Students
1 : a person living in a colony
2 : a person who helps to found a colony
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