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  • We must have appeared quite a pair, dressed in our heavy canvas gardening trousers and work shirts beneath our wide-brimmed sun hats, clodding along in black rubber boots like an odd pair of itinerant landscapers.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • I had already accepted the fate of the rest of my days being spent alone, an itinerant wanderer with no place to go.
    Pittacus Lore  --  I Am Number Four
  • It turned out that Christoffels belonged to an almost vanished trade, the itinerant clockmender who trudged on foot throughout the land, regulating and repairing the tall pendulum clocks that were the pride of every Dutch farmhouse.
    Corrie Ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • The Holy Bible—which I carried in a bundle along with Time magazine and the Washington Post—had been part of my itinerancy for years.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice

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  • In this new ecosystem money, or even good looks, did not seem to determine popularity; what mattered most, as I came to realize, was who’d lived in Vegas the longest, which was why the knock-down Mexican beauties and itinerant construction heirs sat alone at lunch while the bland, middling children of local realtors and car dealers were the cheerleaders and class presidents, the unchallenged elite of the school.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • McCandless was smallish with the hard, stringy physique of an itinerant laborer.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • I’ve been an itinerant singer, a circus-rider, when I used to vault like Leotard, and dance on a rope like Blondin.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • Wherever they stopped, he was always Andrew Wiggin, itinerant speaker for the dead, and she was always Valentine, historian errant, writing down the stories of the living while Ender spoke the stories of the dead.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • The one called Lucas was a mild and meek-looking little gentleman of clerical aspect; he had been an itinerant evangelist, it transpired, and had seen the light and become a prophet of the new dispensation.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • He overtook another of these itinerant masses, and examined it.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame

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  • From his half-itinerant life, also, he was a kind of travelling gazette, carrying the whole budget of local gossip from house to house, so that his appearance was always greeted with satisfaction.
    Washington Irving  --  The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
  • He had been, I imagine, an itinerant doctor, for there was no town in England, or country in Europe, of which he could not give a very particular account.
    Benjamin Franklin  --  The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  • A group of itinerant teachers and philosophers from the Greek colonies flocked to Athens.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • An itinerant photographer who took the only picture of him that could have been preserved was forced to smash his plates without developing them.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • She was right: the doll had been brought not by his coachman but by an itinerant shrimpmonger whom no one knew.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • Randy guessed he was an itinerant carpenter settled in Pistolville.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • He wore an old smoking jacket with the belt askew, an open-throated white shirt, and a pair of rough serge pants that would have looked more at home upon the legs of a itinerant gardener than upon those of the richest man in Little Dunthorpe.
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • An itinerant buffalo hunter, Mr. C. J. (Buffalo) Jones, had much to do with its subsequent expansion from a collection of huts and hitching posts into an opulent ranching center with razzle-dazzle saloons, an opera house, and the plushiest hotel anywhere between Kansas City and Denver-in brief, a specimen of frontier fanciness that rivaled a more famous settlement fifty miles east of it, Dodge City.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • Called myself Brother Blakeslee, itinerant Baptist preacher and peddler of fine merchandise.
    Olive Ann Burns  --  Cold Sassy Tree
  • He travelled with his engine from farm to farm, from county to county, for as yet the steam threshing-machine was itinerant in this part of Wessex.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • Some mountebanks from Paris had obtained permission of the mayor to erect their booths in the principal street of the village, and a band of itinerant merchants, under protection of the same tolerance, had constructed their stalls on the Church Square, and even extended them into Boulanger Alley, where, as the reader will perhaps remember, the Thenardiers’ hostelry was situated.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • All fell to praising of it, each after his own fashion, though the same young blade held with his former view that another than her conjugial had been the man in the gap, a clerk in orders, a linkboy (virtuous) or an itinerant vendor of articles needed in every household.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • One day she met the itinerant Vilbert.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • All day long the voices of itinerant tradesmen blared in through the open windows.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • Street bands are on their mettle in Golden Square; and itinerant glee-singers quaver involuntarily as they raise their voices within its boundaries.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • They think it will pay better with the itinerant M.P. But whether the native swaggers or cringes, there’s always something behind every remark he makes, always something, and if nothing else he’s trying to increase his izzat—in plain knglo-Saxon, to score.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • There were servitors carousing outside wine shops, and old ladies haggling over eggs, and itinerant cads carrying cadges of hawks for sale, and portly aldermen with gold chains, and brown ploughmen with hardly any clothes on except a few bits of leather, and leashes of greyhounds, and strange Eastern men selling parrots, and pretty ladies mincing along in high dunces’ caps with veils floating from the top of them, and perhaps a page in front of the lady, carrying a prayer book, if she…
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • No gossip about Mr. Casaubon’s will had yet reached Ladislaw: the air seemed to be filled with the dissolution of Parliament and the coming election, as the old wakes and fairs were filled with the rival clatter of itinerant shows; and more private noises were taken little notice of.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • On the wall just above a small chest of drawers hung some rather bad photographs of Nikolai Petrovitch in various attitudes, taken by an itinerant photographer; there too hung a photograph of Fenitchka herself, which was an absolute failure; it was an eyeless face wearing a forced smile, in a dingy frame, nothing more could be made out; while above Fenitchka, General Yermolov, in a Circassian cloak, scowled menacingly upon the Caucasian mountains in the distance, from beneath a little…
    Ivan Turgenev  --  Fathers and Sons
  • One was his almost daily walk to the little graveyard wherein his mother lay; another, his just as frequent visits by night to the more distant enclosure, which numbered his Eustacia among its dead; the third was self-preparation for a vocation which alone seemed likely to satisfy his cravings—that of an itinerant preacher of the eleventh commandment.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native
  • I imagine some itinerant found it and made use of it.
    J.D. Robb  --  Glory in Death
  • They were Levantines, itinerant vendors of cheap rugs, and each bore on his arm a bundle.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • He ran errands for an "itinerant photographer" who stopped for a time in Gilmanton.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • Now an itinerant farmworker.
    Mal Peet  --  Tamar
  • He discovered that most of the cases had appeared after the visits of an itinerant seamstress, a spinster virtuous and almost painfully hygienic.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • Next to her, in the large airy room at the corner, Mrs. Marie Pert, forty-one, the wife of an itinerant and usually absent drug salesman, lay deep in the pit of alcoholic slumber.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • But when you took the bark off it, the simple fact was that Steve Kemp — publishing poet, itinerant furniture stripper and refinisher, chair caner, fair amateur tennis player, excellent afternoon lover — was a turd.
    Stephen King  --  Cujo
  • Late in November, Adams submitted to one further ordeal for the sake of posterity, when an itinerant sculptor named John Henry Browere appeared at Quincy to make a life mask by a secret process of his own invention.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • When an itinerant priest of the persuasion of the Methodists, Baptists, Universalists, or of the more numerous sect of the Presbyterians, was accidentally in the neighborhood, he was ordinarily invited to officiate, and was commonly rewarded for his services by a collection in a hat, before the congregation separated.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pioneers
  • …vests and pleated pants; an uproar of workers drilling holes in the pavement, knocking down trees to make room for telephone poles, knocking down telephone poles to make room for buildings, knocking down buildings to plant trees; a blockade of itinerant vendors hawking the wonders of this grindstone, that toasted peanut, this little doll that dances by itself without a single wire or thread, look for yourself, run your hand over it; a whirlwind of garbage dumps, food stands, factories,…
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • Are you rich enough to help anybody? to succor the unfashionable and the eccentric? rich enough to make the Canadian in his wagon, the itinerant with his consul’s paper which commends him "To the charitable," the swarthy Italian with his few broken words of English, the lame pauper hunted by overseers from town to town, even the poor insane or besotted wreck of man or woman, feel the noble exception of your presence and your house, from the general bleakness and stoniness; to make such…
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • I hadn’t seen a living person in fourteen days, except here, and he was an itinerant photographer with a bookful of orders to take pictures.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • Who else but an itinerant farmworker would be roving about?
    Mal Peet  --  Tamar
  • Vilbert was an itinerant quack-doctor, well known to the rustic population, and absolutely unknown to anybody else, as he, indeed, took care to be, to avoid inconvenient investigations.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • The Slabs functions as the seasonal capital of a teeming itinerant society, a tolerant, rubber-tired culture comprising the retired, the exiled, the destitute, the perpetually unemployed.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • The hampered and lonely itinerant conscientiously covered up the marginal readings, and used them merely on points of construction, as he would have used a comrade or tutor who should have happened to be passing by.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • Then it happened that the children were to be taken to Christminster to see an itinerant exhibition, in the shape of a model of Jerusalem, to which schools were admitted at a penny a head in the interests of education.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • In 1739 arrived among us from Ireland the Reverend Mr. Whitefield, who had made himself remarkable there as an itinerant preacher.
    Benjamin Franklin  --  The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  • The conference was serious and sensible, but marred by a group of itinerant musicians, who were allowed to play in the compound.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • I was working then as an itinerant carpenter, framing condominiums in Boulder for $3.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
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