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  • "Bella and Yetta aren’t vagrants," Jane said stoutly.
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Uprising
  • The next morning, when I arrived at work in another jeans and sneakers ensemble, she seemed startled, as if some strange vagrant had made a wrong turn into the office.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • Anyway, one winter night, I guess a couple of vagrants lit a fire inside to stay warm.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice
  • "Then you’ll spend the night in jail for vagrancy and threatening behavior.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind

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  • It makes you look like some kind of vagrant.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • This latter group included not just vagrants and criminals, but anyone who happened to be poor or a recent arrival to the city.
    Jim Murphy  --  The Great Fire
  • Police record: 3 arrests for vagrancy.
    Ellen Raskin  --  The Westing Game
  • What other middle-class American teenager lived the way he did—flitting around the country like a vagrant, completely out of his parents’ control, getting in touch just sporadically and neglecting whenever possible to give them any means of getting in touch with him?
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread
  • Our landlord, Mr. Kaminski, called boys like these "street Arabs," lawless vagrants who travel in gangs, pickpockets and worse.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • Yet it was not simply this agonizing mortal blow which the senator had suffered that caused me my odd and vagrant pang.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice

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  • Thieves, vagrants, blasphemers, adulterers . and suspected witches.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • Got a law about vagrants.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • The four others were dark-eyed, hardy little vagrants; this child was thin and very fair.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • He poked about with a bit of stick, that itself was wave-worn and whitened and a vagrant, and tried to control the motions of the scavengers.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • I have not tired of the wilderness; rather I enjoy its beauty and the vagrant life I lead, more keenly all the time.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • Do you find any gypsies, now, or tramps, or vagrants of any sort, out there?
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • For us that movement of the peoples from west to east, without leaders, with a crowd of vagrants, and with Peter the Hermit, remains incomprehensible.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • It was even filthier and more crowded than the county jail; all the smaller fry out of the latter had been sifted into it—the petty thieves and swindlers, the brawlers and vagrants.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • Passepartout had been a sort of vagrant in his early years, and now yearned for repose; but so far he had failed to find it, though he had already served in ten English houses.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • I was really enjoying myself till a man came along and arrested me for vagrancy.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • Then I’ll have to arrest you on vagrancy charges, and have your dad bring you home.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Last Song
  • The sheriff returns to the lot with railroad officials and makes noises about vagrancy laws.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • He was a sporting vagrant armed with a vast stock of stories, limericks and riddles.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • Not until ten hours later, when a vagrant knocked on the small shack Mr. Harvey had built out of discarded doors—did he begin to pack himself and Leah Fox’s body up.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • Loose women, vagrants, gypsies, and Jews—you can imagine.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Presently a vagrant poodle dog came idling along, sad at heart, lazy with the summer softness and the quiet, weary of captivity, sighing for change.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • There was a vagrant wisp of hair on her cheek; I brushed it away gently and kissed her without waking her.
    John Wyndham  --  The Chrysalids
  • This was a vagrant of sixty-five, who was going to prison for not playing the flute; or, in other words, for begging in the streets, and doing nothing for his livelihood.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • Some vagrant—quite in rags.
    George Eliot  --  Silas Marner
  • The floor was covered with a pretty matting, and the curtains that softened the high window and fluttered in the vagrant breezes were of pale-green art muslin.
    Lucy Maud Montgomery  --  Anne Of Green Gables
  • In about five days after, these three vagrants, almost starved with hunger, drew near our grove, and perceiving me, the governor, & two others walking by the side of the creek, they very submissively desired to be received into the family again.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • A typical male vagrant.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Titan’s Curse
  • It might be that an Antinomian, a Quaker, or other heterodox religionist, was to be scourged out of the town, or an idle or vagrant Indian, whom the white man’s firewater had made riotous about the streets, was to be driven with stripes into the shadow of the forest.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • Somehow, now that I had once crossed the threshold of this house, and once was brought face to face with its owners, I felt no longer outcast, vagrant, and disowned by the wide world.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • If she did it again she found herself in jail, charged with vagrancy and public prostitution.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • Looks like you’ve had a vagrant spending a night or two in there.
    David Almond  --  Skellig
  • The task of recalling him from the vagrancy into which he always sank when he had spoken, was like recalling some very weak person from a swoon, or endeavouring, in the hope of some disclosure, to stay the spirit of a fast-dying man.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • That man too had been conversing wildly with thin air; Aunt Petunia had seized Dudley’s hand and pulled him across the road to avoid him; Uncle Vernon had then treated the family to a long rant about what he would like to do with beggars and vagrants.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • It was a hundred and ten degrees, easy, and we must’ve looked like deep-fried vagrants, but everybody was too interested in the wild animals to pay us much attention.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • I became vagrant and wandering like yourself.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • What! he a vagrant, a wanderer, who refuses to budge?
    Herman Melville  --  Bartleby, the Scrivener: a Story of Wall Street
  • He complained endlessly about a vacant newsstand near his building, which was used by vagrants as a trash bin and stank of urine.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • She had a cloud of curly dark hair which was so sternly repressed beneath its net that no vagrant tendrils escaped, and this dark mass, with its long widow’s peak, accentuated the heart shape of her face.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • He felt, with a touch of mirthless amusement, that the gun had been needed at the mills, not in the peaceful safety of loneliness and night; what could some starving vagrant take from him, compared to what had been taken by men who claimed to be his protectors?
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • OEDIPUS A vagrant shepherd journeying for hire?
    Sophocles  --  Oedipus the King
  • Any vagrant thought could take me.
    Julia Alvarez  --  In the Time of the Butterflies
  • But Baby Warren wanted to talk to Dick, wanted to talk to him with the impetus that sent her out vagrantly toward all new men, as though she were on an inelastic tether and considered that she might as well get to the end of it as soon as possible.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • He said sharply— "Ye mannerless vagrants, is this your recognition of the royal boon I have promised?"
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper
  • Twice, or maybe three times a year, the police and the welfare people made a sweep along the river, arresting the men and women for vagrancy and being drunk in public, and taking the children away to the Home.
    Leslie Marmon Silko  --  Ceremony
  • For a moment, I took him for a vagrant, but then I saw he was just some local fellow enjoying the fresh air and summer sunshine, and saw no reason not to comply.
    Kazuo Ishiguro  --  The Remains of the Day
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