night-wanderer love

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who wanders by night; a nocturnal traveler.

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Examples

  • It turns out that the teacher is a compulsive storyteller and night-wanderer, and, accompanied by two ex-colleagues, she takes Richard and another old pupil, Julie, on a journey through the city.

    My City – review | Michael Billington

  • Jewish mysticism, among other traditions, maintains that the soul leaves the body during sleep and travels the world, leaving dreams in the mind of the night-wanderer.

    Sharon Glassman: Want to Sleep Better? Learn to Dream Better

  • And as he writhed, the maiden came before his eyes, with sweet voice calling to her aid Sleep, highest of gods, to charm the monster; and she cried to the queen of the underworld, the night-wanderer, to be propitious to her enterprise.

    The Argonautica

  • Humbly, like one accepting alms, he yielded to its oncoming; yet with a silent shout of exultation: received it into himself — as the prone, entranced body, lying deep in sleep, receives back the night-wanderer that is its spirit.

    Succedaneum

  • It was strange to be hated! — the emotion was too extreme; yet he hated Bosinney, that Buccaneer, that prowling vagabond, that night-wanderer.

    The Man of Property

  • “O night-wanderer of the pale, beautiful wings, go forth, and should you by chance meet her somewhere in the shadowy depths, revisiting her old haunts, be my messenger —” Thus much had I spoken when the frail thing loosened its hold to fall without a flutter, straight and swift, into the white blaze beneath.

    Green Mansions

  • He would expect the night-wanderer to leave by the ford, as they had returned together the previous night.

    One Corpse Too Many

  • Julian might be out with some girl, our only night-wanderer, but the rest of us found reasons to sit in the living room-reading, sewing, playing the piano, Linus carving bedposts from Tinker Toy sticks.

    Earthly Possessions

  • Thou art a night-wanderer (like Vetala and others).

    The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 4 Books 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18

  • And as he writhed, the maiden came before his eyes, with sweet voice calling to her aid sleep, highest of gods, to charm the monster; and she cried to the queen of the underworld, the night-wanderer, to be propitious to her enterprise.

    The Argonautica

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