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Definition of Peasant

Peasant

  1. A countryman; a rustic; especially, one of the lowest class of tillers of the soil in European countries.
  2. Rustic, rural.

Peasant Quotations

He is happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

All men are by nature equal, made all of the same earth by one Workman; and however we deceive ourselves, as dear unto God is the poor peasant as the mighty prince.
Plato

I believe in reincarnation. In my last life I was a peasant. Next time around, I'd like to be an eagle. Who hasn't dreamed they could fly? They're a protected species, too.
Lee Trevino

What motivated me? My mother. My mother was an immigrant woman, a peasant woman, struggled all her life, worked in the garment center.
Al Lewis

There is but one stage for the peasant and the actor.
Henry David Thoreau
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Peasant Translations

peasant in Dutch is boer, landman, plattelander
peasant in Latin is paganus
peasant in Norwegian is bonde
peasant in Swedish is bonde
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