Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state, condition, or habits of a vagabond; idle wandering, with or without fraudulent intent: as, to live in vagabondage.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The condition of a vagabond; a state or habit of wandering about in idleness; vagrancy.
- n. travelling about without any clear destination
- Borrowing from French vagabondage (Wiktionary)
“In its simplest form the temper of adventure has given us the profusion of pleasant verses which we know as the poetry of 'vagabondage' and 'the open road'.”
“Shelley himself can no more bring themselves to commit adultery than to commit any common theft, whilst women who loathe sex slavery more fiercely than Mary Wollstonecraft are unable to face the insecurity and discredit of the vagabondage which is the masterless woman's only alternative to celibacy.”
“Many would nominate "Ironweed" (1983), that lyrical and redemptive novel about the Odyssean homecoming of Francis Phelan after 20 years of alcoholic vagabondage, a book that touched the zeitgeist (and won a Pulitzer) at a time of intense concern about homelessness.”
“In the house, he comes across the diaries of Mary Todd Lincoln, who after her husband's assassination was slowly reduced to vagabondage and near poverty.”
“On the doss," they call vagabondage here, which corresponds to "on the road" in the United States.”
“A confessed failure, he yet refuses to accept the punishment, and swerves aside from the slum to vagabondage.”
“Brown has carried on the family tradition of vagabondage in her adult life, living in places as distinct as the Deep South and New England, developing the acute awareness outsiders must possess in order to survive, and an obsession with the spirit of place, a clarifying focus that informs her entire oeuvre.”
“All crimes of the man begin in the vagabondage of the child.”
“The reader must permit us to interrupt ourselves here and to remind him that we are dealing with simple reality, and that twenty years ago, the tribunals were called upon to judge, under the charge of vagabondage, and mutilation of a public monument, a child who had been caught asleep in this very elephant of the Bastille.”
“Went from cheery vagabondage to cold blooded luxury in four years.”
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Words meaning the action or state of wandering or roaming
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