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  • v. take a walk; go for a walk; walk for pleasure


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  • One evening the King and the ladies of the Court rode out to take the air in the forest, but the Queen, being a little indisposed did not go; I stayed to wait upon her, and she walked down to the pond-side, and dismissed her gentlemen ushers, that she might be more at liberty.

    The Princess of Cleves

  • My aunt, Mary Beton, I must tell you, died by a fall from her horse when she was riding out to take the air in Bombay.

    A room of one's own

  • "I am glad, however," said Lord Merton, "that you did not take the air this morning, for Coverley has been driving against me as if he was mad: he has got two of the finest spirited horses I ever saw."

    Evelina: or, The History of a Young Lady's Entrance Into the World


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