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stran·gers

xenophobia.
References in classic literature ?
The stranger sat and drank his wine as long as he liked: your mother did ask him if he would take any more bread and he said he would not.
OEDIPUS Where is he, strangers, he who sways the realm?
Further away from camp than Jenssen and upon the opposite side another heard Meriem's screams--a stranger who was not even aware of the proximity of white men other than himself-- a hunter with a handful of sleek, black warriors.
At the time the Pequod was making good speed through the water; but as the broad-winged windward stranger shot nigh to her, the boastful sails all fell together as blank bladders that are burst, and all life fled from the smitten hull.
"O here is my hand," the stranger reply'd, "I'll serve you with all my whole heart.
Bumble had quite dignity enough for two; supposing even that the stranger had been more familiar: so he drank his gin-and-water in silence, and read the paper with great show of pomp and circumstance.
'Here, waiter!' shouted the stranger, ringing the bell with tremendous violence, 'glasses round--brandy-and-water, hot and strong, and sweet, and plenty,--eye damaged, Sir?
The stranger was the son of a rich merchant of Cleveland and had come to Winesburg on a mission.
"Nay," answered the stranger, "then stand back shine own self, for the better man, I wet, am I."
It was commenced by the Stranger with some impatience at the lengthiness of my introductory process.
"Sir," he continued, addressing the stranger, "I think it would be better if you would remove your chair to the other end of the veranda.
Agatha asked a question, to which the stranger only replied by pronouncing, in a sweet accent, the name of Felix.