Definitions

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  • adv. In a vicarious manner.
  • adv. indirectly, as, by, or through a substitute

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a vicarious manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a vicarious manner; in the place of another; by substitution or delegation.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. indirectly, as, by, or through a substitute

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Examples

  • This allows people to purchase unflawed robotic versions of themselves -- fit, good looking remotely controlled machines that ultimately assume their life roles -- enabling people to experience life vicariously from the comfort and safety of their own homes.

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  • Here's the description: FBI agents (BRUCE WILLIS and RADHA MITCHELL) investigate the mysterious murder of a college student linked to the man who helped create a high-tech surrogate phenomenon that allows people to purchase unflawed robotic versions of themselves - fit, good looking remotely controlled machines that ultimately assume their life roles - enabling people to experience life vicariously from the comfort and safety of their own homes.

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  • Now it seemed she needed more time to set her bearings each morning, to remember the feeling of soaring, even if it came vicariously from a silly pair of geese.

    Sunday Scribblings-Soaring

  • My sister, having so much to do, was going to church vicariously, that is to say, Joe and I were going.

    Great Expectations

  • I look forward to following and living "vicariously" through the trials and tribulations of my fellow commradeds in the cake-o-sphere.

    Sunday Sweets: Steampunk

  • Thank you, Neil - you have taught me "vicariously", my new word of the week.

    Enjoying the Passion

  • Webb's sister was connected with the former Pali Lanes operation, so Webb was around it "vicariously," he said, while Darling had no prior connection to the lanes, but has expertise in small business management.

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  • It didn't count towards the game, of course, since GC wasn't there to see it, but he was kind of vicariously thrilled.

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  • So I had to kind of vicariously use Roland to steel the performances.

    Expecting Rain

  • It didn’t count towards the game, of course, since GC wasn’t there to see it, but he was kind of vicariously thrilled.

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  • Indirectly

    July 8, 2014

  • "To read vicariously is to read like a vicar, one serving as a substitute or agent for the author or narrator or even for God." Mahaffey, p. 79.

    August 6, 2007