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  • n. Plural form of vagabond.


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  • I found out later that people like us, kids with long hair and backpacks, were called vagabonde, or vagabonds, which is why most of the people we met did their best to avoid us.

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  • I wished Master Muir to do the same thing when we were captured by these chaps you call vagabonds -- and rightly are they named, for viler vagabonds do not walk the earth -- "

    Pathfinder; or, the inland sea

  • By his example we learned that "Kind hearts are more than coronets," and simple men of worth are infinitely better than titled vagabonds of Norman blood.

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

  • There are certain stars that have such irregular, uncertain, vagarious ways that they were called vagabonds, or planets, by the early astronomers.

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  • In fact, in fact, players were defined as vagabonds-criminals subject to arrest and whipping.

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  • Pre-industrial cultures simply don't have the economic slack to let twenty-somethings wander around aimlessly "finding themselves" -- people want to be fixed in some sort of social situation, because if they aren't they are generally "vagabonds" struggling every day to stay alive which is not as fun to live through as it may be to describe in a story.

    suitable to his station

  • Wellington -- calling, and permitting his creatures to call, by the name of "vagabonds" or "miscreants," the most eminent leaders of a sister nation, who are also the chosen servants of that mistress whom he professes to honour: this might have been shocking in any man who had not long since squandered his own ability to shock.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 54, No. 334, August 1843

  • Being 'vagabonds' by law in England, the truth of their histories he tells us is not varnished over by delicate omissions.

    The Knickerbocker, or New-York Monthly Magazine, February 1844 Volume 23, Number 2

  • In our own Revolutionary War, the Negro, then but partially civilized, and classed with "vagabonds," held everywhere as a slave, and everywhere distrusted, against protest and enactment, made his way into the patriot army, fighting side by side with his white compatriots from Lexington to Yorktown.

    The Colored Regulars in the United States Army

  • The Government could not tolerate the presence of the women and finally they were sent to gaol as "vagabonds".

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