from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or relating to perambulation; walking or moving about.


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  • Each clause begins with a present participle (called a perambulatory phrase) and ends with a comma.

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  • The forerunner to this perambulatory quest is Alfred Kazin's classic memoir "A Walker in the City" 1951, which guides readers through and beyond the Brooklyn streets of the author's childhood.

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  • The cathedral provided the medieval mind with an "engine for prayer," facilitating private meditation and communal ritual proceedings, as well as the perambulatory flow of pilgrims across Europe towards the earthly Jerusalem. 172 75

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  • Kellen gathered his scattered and perambulatory wits.

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  • Beliefs are at least indirect evidence of underlying epistemic practices and intellectual ability in a way that skin color or gender or perambulatory ability arenot.

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  • Perhaps Mr. Caesar had brought back our perambulatory pizza peddler to teach his understudy a few lessons.

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  • POWELL: Right now, he knows that if he does not cooperate with respect to this U.N. resolution, which deals fundamentally with disarmament, although it does in its perambulatory paragraphs talk about his other violations of resolutions, he knows if he violates this resolution, military force is coming in to take him and his regime out.

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