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  • verb Past participle of rove

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Examples

  • So Winthrop dropped into his place again, and lightly and swiftly as before the boat went on her way back towards the blue smoke that curled up over Shahweetah; and Elizabeth's eyes again roved silently and enjoyingly from one thing to another.

    The Hills of the Shatemuc

  • Her eyes roved back through the opening between the cloud masses, and she clapped her hands.

    CHAPTER XXVIII

  • He called himself an ass a score of times a day, and strove to contain himself by directing his mind in other channels, but more than a score of times each day his thoughts roved back and dwelt on Joan.

    Chapter 20

  • Her eyes roved wildly about the interior, taking in the soft draperies hanging around, the feminine garments, the oval mirror, and the dainty toilet accessories beneath.

    LI-WAN, THE FAIR

  • Beyond a scratch on the arm, he was uninjured, but his eyes roved about him in an ecstasy of fear.

    THE GOD OF HIS FATHERS

  • Even as he forgot and called his heart's desire, which was the life of the second mate, even then, without intention, mechanically, his sailor's considerative eye lifted to note the draw of the sails and roved from sail to sail.

    CHAPTER XLII

  • Now he studied the sea to windward for signs of the wind slackening or freshening, now the Macedonia; and again, his eyes roved over every sail, and he gave commands to slack a sheet here a trifle, to come in on one there a trifle, till he was drawing out of the Ghost the last bit of speed she possessed.

    Chapter 25

  • Those gentle hands had made all this -- the very furniture, she guessed as her eyes roved from desk to chair, from work table to reading stand beside the bed in the other room, where stood a green-shaded lamp and orderly piles of magazines and books.

    CHAPTER XVIII

  • Levers and purchases fascinated him, and his mind roved backward to hand-spikes and blocks and tackles at sea.

    Chapter 11

  • Who was he to seek trouble with the strange ones, the white masters who came and went and roved and ruled?

    CHAPTER 2

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