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Usage examples for peripatetic

  1. I have known him stop twenty- one stages in the course of an afternoon's walk by nodding at the drivers while he was enjoying a peripatetic nap. – Doesticks, What He Says by Q. K. Philander Doesticks
  2. These police are themselves most ludicrous objects; anyone coming here would suppose that they are members of some new sect of peripatetic philosophers; they walk about in pairs, arrayed in pea jackets with large hoods; and when it is wet they have umbrellas. – Diary of the Besieged Resident in Paris by Henry Labouchère
  3. Dame Isabella asked to have these bare- footed martyrs conducted to her room, welcomed them hospitably and in the most respectful manner; in the first place because she was pious, but in the second because these wandering monks served as a kind of peripatetic newspaper; for which their roving life afforded them sufficient variety of material. – Blanche: The Maid of Lille by Ossip Schubin
  4. He will know, for instance, that this is a sort of peripatetic or nomadic blossom that will travel about on the plant, with which its open end will always remain in close contact. – My Studio Neighbors by William Hamilton Gibson
  5. At the foot of the festal tablecloth, she had been viewing from the corners of her eyes the inroads of various specimens of the insect creation and several other peripatetic creatures that seemed to belong to no particular species but to a new order of beings originated for this very occasion. – Five Little Peppers at School by Margaret Sidney
  6. That was when she refreshed my recollections of her early life, the peripatetic half- breed army brat. – The Samurai Strategy by Thomas Hoover
  7. But the Peripatetic philosophy was no longer attractive to the pagans, though after the fall of the catechetical school it had a strong following of Christian disciples. – History Of Egypt From 330 B.C. To The Present Time, Volume 11 (of 12) by S. Rappoport
  8. It was a small peripatetic republic of merchants and mariners, evolved out of the mother republic- which had at last established its position among the powers of Christendom- and it was to begin its career full grown and in full armour. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  9. Heretofore he had been steering by the wind; now, that scanty peripatetic band, adrift on celestial highways, assisted him in keeping his course. – A Man and His Money by Frederic Stewart Isham
  10. The whole morning on certain days of the week would be devoted to this peripatetic grazing, then note books would be written up before lunch. – The Cricket by Marjorie Cooke
  11. Some persons may consider that in a book about Japan any other than a passing reference to China is out of place, and that, moreover, for me to deal with the attitude of China is to wander into political regions- a peripatetic proceeding I deprecated in the Preface. – The Empire of the East by H. B. Montgomery
  12. " Always the same; Mr. A., Mr. B.-" And the professor began to count off on his fingers the peripatetic philosophers, as he used to call the frequenters of this promenade, that he had met,- all of them old, or at least of ripe age, except one romantic youth who thought himself a poet. – Stories by Foreign Authors: Polish by Various
  13. He felt that he had gazed for the first time at one of the peripatetic horrors of which he had heard since he was a child, and in which he had always religiously believed. – The Man with a Shadow by George Manville Fenn
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