people with

people (something or some place) with (someone)

To fill something, some place, or some space with multiple people to create a population. Often used in passive constructions. The famine ended up peopling huge portions of the United States with Irish immigrants fleeing starvation and poverty. The small island was peopled with migrants from the various countries surrounding it.
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people something with someone

to provide population for something or some place, using someone or some kind of people. The government decided to people the frontier with a variety of races. The island had been peopled with marooned sailors.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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But as it is in no way proved that the aim of humanity does consist in freedom, equality, enlightenment, or civilization, and as the connection of the people with the rulers and enlighteners of humanity is only based on the arbitrary assumption that the collective will of the people is always transferred to the men whom we have noticed, it happens that the activity of the millions who migrate, burn houses, abandon agriculture, and destroy one another never is expressed in the account of the activity of some dozen people who did not burn houses, practice agriculture, or slay their fellow creatures.
These stages describe the progression of kidney disease for most people with IDDM who develop ESRD.
We need to focus on recruiting, training, and retaining people with the right attributes, skills, and attitudes to do this job well.
Jean Vanier offers a simple summary of the purpose of the small community he began in 1964: "The secret of L'Arche is relationship: meeting people heart to heart; listening to people with their pain, their joy, their hope, their history." Harder to describe are the profound effects of life together on L'Arche's members, both the developmentally disabled "core members" and the "assistants" who care for their needs.
Immigrants and people with disabilities have drawn on the tactics, philosophy and spiritual basis of the modern Civil Rights Movement--including King's 1966 Chicago campaign, known as the Chicago Freedom Movement--to make Chicago a national hub for activism for their respective communities.
"People with anemia had lower physical function and lower cognitive status," Cohen says.
For example, Melendez says, most research being done today on people with HIV is done on people of color with HIV.
Companies, agencies, and organizations are composed of individuals with their own attitudes and beliefs about people with disabilities.
In addition to healthy lean people and smokers, the lean include people with cancer, emphysema, congestive heart failure, liver disease, dementia, and other illnesses that lead to weight loss and, eventually, death.
Because of the fragility of people with CD4 below 200, we didn't want to take the risk with them.
Initiatives to raise awareness of hepatitis C; prevent new infections; offer potentially life-saving hepatitis A and B vaccinations; and diagnose, monitor, and treat people with hepatitis C have been hampered by inadequate funding.
I fell on the sidewalk three times." Zefat lacks provisions for accessibility by people with impaired mobility.
Over time, however, we realized that people with progressive dementia could be positively engaged in activities, exercise, music, etc., so we expanded our focus to also providing proactive care for people with dementia.
Greater awareness of the needs of some of those local indigenous people with addiction problems came when part of the woodlot where the church sits was cleared to build a grotto.
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