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  • v. Present participle of peregrinate.


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  • In July 1892 -- _i. e._ about nine months after his ordination as deacon -- he took part in a kind of peregrinating mission tour through part of South Cornwall.

    Letters to His Friends

  • ( "I've just been peregrinating around the block.")

    The Dimaggio Nobody Knew

  • At a time when he could be resting on his laurels in Georgia, Jimmy Carter is out in the world as a peregrinating conscience.

    'Dan in Real Life'

  • The village of Errold's Grove was entirely too keyed up about the return of their peregrinating son for her liking.


  • When this is done, carbonic acid, ammoniacal smells, organic exhalations, smoke, and dust, will be invited to shun the interiors of railway cars, and comparative comfort will descend upon the peregrinating public.

    Scientific American, Volume XXIV., No. 12, March 18, 1871 A Weekly Journal of Practical Information, Art, Science, Mechanics, Chemistry, and Manufactures.

  • Singers organized themselves into quartet bands; added a fiddle and tambourine to their instruments -- perhaps we should say implements -- of music; introduced the hoe-down and the conundrum to fill up the intervals of performance; rented halls, and, peregrinating from city to city and from town to town, went on and prospered.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 121, November, 1867

  • An old British statesman happened to come through Canada on his way to Australia and he ventured to say to an audience in this hotel that under the present world conditions and by the development of aerial navigation no country could say it wasn't in danger of potential enemies, and he was a damned "peregrinating Imperialist" who should mind his own affairs.

    Democracy and World Affairs

  • Here was an audience not only of one's fellow countrymen but one's fellow Torontonians, anxious that the returning peregrinating prodigal should do his best, eager to acknowledge merit if it appeared, ready to forgive any oratorical mishaps, swift to react to humor or irony, and not ashamed to be moved if the speaker spoke with sincerity.

    From the Heart of Things

  • He eyed her wonderingly, but she was looking very innocently at the peregrinating chipmunk.

    Garrison's Finish : a romance of the race course

  • Mexico shows a great liking for sweets; no block is complete without its little stands or peregrinating hawkers of all manner of temptations to the sweet-toothed, ranging from squares of

    Tramping Through Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras — Being the Random Notes of an Incurable Vagabond


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