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Definition (of groups of people) tending to travel and change settlements frequently
  • It could have been farmed by irrigation, but they were nomad shepherds, not farmers.
    Willa Cather  --  Death Comes for the Archbishop
  • The hunger for voyages, the hunger that haunts Americans, who are a nomad race, was halfassuaged here in this maelstrom of the war.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • He says he comes from the order of the White Fathers, missionaries to the nomadic Bedouin tribes and chaplains to the French Foreign Legion.
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela's Ashes
  • That's why they're mostly nomads.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
  • Used by the Mongol nomads of Siberia.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Bean Trees
  • He knew there were lands to the east beyond Galbatorix's reach—fertile plains where none but nomads lived.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Inheritance
  • They were voyaging across the deserts of the sky, a host of nomads on the march, voyaging high over Ireland, westward bound.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • Nomad Tibetans, wandering from their tribes, strayed here sometimes like weary animals.
    James Hilton  --  Lost Horizon
  • It was a nomad existence.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • These Indians are nomads.
    Zane Grey  --  The Heritage of the Desert
  • Nomads, for the most part.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Twilight
  • For the first time in her nomadic existence she felt protected and safe.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • It was completely foreign to me, this nomadic existence, traveling from place to place, crashing wherever was convenient.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Someone Like You
  • Another time, a nomadic woman gave birth in the desert and developed a fistula.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • Nomad peoples follow the same necessity.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • Many times we'd come upon a little nomad settlement with tents for houses and nothing but a couple animals and open land around them.
    Chris Kyle  --  American Sniper
  • To such allowances the ablebodied pauper and his nomadic variant the tramp are equally entitled.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Man And Superman
  • Traveling with professional nomads had some advantages.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • We're like a band of floating nomads.
    Libba Bray  --  A Great and Terrible Beauty
  • The feudal ownership of land did bring dignity, whereas the modern ownership of movables is reducing us again to a nomadic horde.
    E.M. Forster  --  Howards End

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