remittance man

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n remittance man an exile living on money sent from home
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Usage

In literature:

Now you're nothin' but a remittance man.
"Arizona Nights" by Stewart Edward White
Fearing was no gentleman adventurer, remittance-man, or humble clerk serving his apprenticeship to a steamship line or an ivory house.
"The Lost Road" by Richard Harding Davis
He was a "remittance man," the first one I had ever seen or heard of.
"Following the Equator, Complete" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
But I had not much faith in this remittance man.
"An Autobiography" by Catherine Helen Spence
He was a "remittance man," the first one I had ever seen or heard of.
"Following the Equator, Part 1" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
He was a remittance man, who received each month from his father, a Dorset parson, a letter and a cheque.
"Bunch Grass" by Horace Annesley Vachell
He would have stayed there, but somebody suggested that he might be a remittance man.
"Charred Wood" by Myles Muredach
He was a remittance man with a remarkable constitution, and he lasted seven years.
"A Son Of The Sun" by Jack London
Whenever you strike a suspicious character out here he's either a 'one-lunger' or a 'remittance man.
"The Tyranny of the Dark" by Hamlin Garland
He was an English remittance-man here in the early days.
"Still Jim" by Honoré Willsie Morrow
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