A people is a plurality of persons considered as a whole, as in an ethnic group or nation. Collectively, for example, Jews are known as "the Jewish people", European Gypsies comprise the bulk of "the Romani people", and Palestinian Arabs have started to be called "the Palestinian people".
Famous quotes containing the word people:
“In my practice Ive seen how people have allowed their humanity to drain away. Only it happens slowly instead of all at once. I didnt seem to mind.... All of us, a little bit. We harden our hearts. Grow callous. Only when we have to fight to stay human do we realize how precious it is to us, how dear.”
—Daniel Mainwaring (19021977)
“The public is one thing, Jack, and the people another.”
—Herman Melville (18191891)
“The only way to spend New Years Eve is either quietly with friends or in a brothel. Otherwise when the evening ends and people pair off, someone is bound to be left in tears.”
—W.H. (Wystan Hugh)