Usage examples for gadabouts

  1. Cats are domestic animals, your shrew- mice are sad gadabouts: you can't find a better model, any Kitty, than the ladies of Bubastis!" – The Caxtons, Part 6 by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  2. Women, especially the younger of them, are become gadabouts, chatterers in the public ways, idle, adorners of their vain selves, pamperers of their frail tabernacles-" Winsome threw down the book and almost trod upon it as upon a snake. – The Lilac Sunbonnet by S.R. Crockett
  3. They are gadabouts and they expend themselves in motion as a defense mechanism by which to avoid their own thoughts. – Corpus of a Siam Mosquito by Steven Sills