from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The ways or habits of a vagabond; vagabondage.

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  • noun Vagabondage.

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  • noun Vagabondage.


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  • But there are others who have a kind of vagabondism in the blood; they are the persons intended by nature for emigrants and pioneers; and, if they take to the work of the ministry, they make the best missionaries.

    The Life of St. Paul James Stalker 1887

  • Indeed, it may be laid down as a general principle, that the more extended the ancestry, the greater the amount of violence and vagabondism; for in ancient days those two amusements, combining a wholesome excitement with a promising means of repairing shattered fortunes, were at once the ennobling pursuit and the healthful recreation of the Quality of this land.

    The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit 2006

  • Such vagabondism and beauty in the figure before me!

    Uncle Silas 2003

  • This may have been vagabondism, but it was profitable vagabondism to me.

    Seven Wives and Seven Prisons; Or, Experiences in the Life of a Matrimonial Monomaniac. a True Story L. A. Abbott

  • As to his subsistence during these rambles, it would be very difficult to say how he managed that affair, at these, or indeed at any other times; and it may be that the prophetic limitation of a fast to forty days is now the urgent occasion of his return from vagabondism.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 12, No. 71, September, 1863 Various

  • So we pass the days in a sort of luxurious vagabondism.

    Nick Baba's Last Drink and Other Sketches George Paul Goff

  • This country must not be made the dumping-ground for foreign vagabondism.

    Modern Eloquence: Vol III, After-Dinner Speeches P-Z Various

  • They were ten days on the road, ten delightful days of irresponsible vagabondism.

    Horses Nine Stories of Harness and Saddle Sewell Ford 1907

  • During these periods of vagabondism he would live on a mere nothing, sleeping in barns, or in the open air, and would faithfully bring back his gains to Uncle Moses.

    The Drama Henry Brodribb Irving 1894

  • Page 285 vagabondism and parasitism in the world's economy, no amount of philanthropy and benevolent sentiment can win for us esteem: and if we contribute a positive value in those things the world prizes, no amount of negro-phobia can ultimately prevent its recognition.

    A Voice From the South Anna Julia 1892


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