colonistnoun [ C ]uk /ˈkɒl.ə.nist/ us /ˈkɑː.lə.nist/
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- Mars One, a private Dutch company, proposes to set up a colony on Mars by 2023, sending in new ships of four colonists every two years.
- Most of the colonists had to leave the island.
- The colonists did not want to pay the tax, so they decided to become free from Britain.
- Although it had now become evident that a rupture was inevitable, the colonists viewed the snapping of the ties which bound them to Spain with reluctance and unease.
- He saw walls covered with carvings, depicting old legends about the first colonists.
- Some of the colonists refused to leave, remained, and thus became British subjects.
- The white colonists take it for granted that industry is to thrive.
- They were both young men—colonists by birth.