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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of perambulate.


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  • John Aubrey, the antiquary, who "perambulated" Surrey in

    Highways and Byways in Surrey

  • As the crowd perambulated among the hellebores and hostas, enjoying the plentiful supplies of champagne and canapes and admiring the elegant garden furniture and sculpture on sale, musicians played.

    They Must Think Cabbages, Not Carats

  • In my Virginia hometown, people perambulated when they could not drive at a pace somewhere between a saunter and a stroll.

    The Infuriating Smartphone Saunter

  • As I perambulated, I noticed a fellow mount a department store mountain bike in front of a restaurant and then ride away.

    BSNYC Firday Fun Quiz!

  • He responded with a litany of places been and people seen and red carpets perambulated, of yachts boarded and eminent names placed next to him at fancy dinners.

    Resurrected by the Wrath of Liz Smith

  • It was a grassy, briery, moist defile, affording some shelter to any person who had sought it; but the party perambulated it in vain, and ascended on the other side.

    Wessex Tales

  • When I had perambulated the length and breadth of the classes, M. Pelet turned and said to me — “Would you object to taking the boys as they are, and testing their proficiency in English?”

    The Professor, by Charlotte Bronte

  • Our adventurer expected to see in Mr Jacobs a withered and filthy old being, similar in external appearance to those of his race who then perambulated the metropolis as dealers in cast-off clothing.

    Ralph Rashleigh

  • And she perambulated around the outside of the house, investigating, looking to see if windows and shutters were secure and in order.

    The Awakening

  • The honourable manner in which they were received by distinguished persons to whom their history was known, and the freedom with which they perambulated the American department, was a salutary rebuke to the numerous Americans present, in regard to the great sin of their country -- slavery; and its great folly -- prejudice of colour.

    Three Years in Europe Places I Have Seen and People I Have Met


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