Example sentences for: dispossession

How can you use “dispossession” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • The dispossession of Irish Catholic farmers, which took place in successive waves over several centuries, relegated them to the most marginally cultivable pieces of land.

  • There was a massive dispossession of the Irish from their fertile lands in the east, and they were driven west of the Shannon; in Cromwell’s phrase they could go to “Hell or Connaught.”

  • So long as minorities strike a pose of diasporan dispossession, they give tacit approval to a notion of "prior" Americanness that excludes them.

  • Not so fast, says Weiner: Said's childhood was not "the parable of Palestinian identity" marked by dispossession from a beloved homeland and the subsequent pain of exile.


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