populace

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The populace are hailing him 'Prince of Poets,' as well as 'Glory of the East,' 'Delight of the Universe,' and 'Most Remarkable of Cameleopards.
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.
Experts and officials had been promised great prizes or international advantages, and some even said that the Prince's secret apartments and strong military protection were due less to fear of the populace than to the pursuit of some private investigation of--"
The priest whitewashes them, the archdeacon scrapes them down; then the populace arrives and demolishes them.
To abandon the square was to lose it to his opponent and win for himself ignoble and immediate death before the jeering populace.
And every phase of his speech, eagerly listened to by the populace, called forth enthusiastic cheers for the Prince of Orange, and groans and imprecations of blind fury against the brothers De Witt.
Among the scattered populace of the country round, the tower was still known by the odd name given to it in the bygone time--"The Clink.
 So pigs to lead the populace are greased good.
But the populace, seeing in that title an allusion damaging to Barbicane's project, broke into the auditorium, smashed the benches, and compelled the unlucky director to alter his playbill.
The Populace,' the 'vast raw and half-developed residuum.
Once spirit was God, then it became man, and now it even becometh populace.