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  • When Mae was close enough to make out their faces, she could see they were clean, tidy—she’d feared their clothing would confirm what their vessel implied, that they were not just waterborne vagabonds, but dangerous, too.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • Call me a dandy if you will, but just because the villagers won’t remember what you wear doesn’t give you license to dress like a vagabond!"
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • The owner of the Vagabond in Miami, where Ruby was heading, said there was no replacing Ruby.
    Judy Blume  --  In the Unlikely Event
  • Most folks took no more notice of me than they would a cartman selling oysters or a vagabond from Canvastown.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Chains

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  • His old vagabond nature returned to him; the fantastic ideas of his youth once more took possession of him.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • Only he does not altogether like mysterious vagabonds of my sort.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
  • You know my vagabond and restless habits.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • These were strange words to the vagabond boy’s ears, and the pleasantest he had ever heard.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • ’Come, none of your tricks here, you young vagabond; they won’t do.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • But as he exposed himself like a vagabond or a thief, he should have been—
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers

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  • Often, before his captivity, Dantes’ mind had revolted at the idea of assemblages of prisoners, made up of thieves, vagabonds, and murderers.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Or the filthy hovels where he lived with other vagabonds?
    Cornelia Funke  --  Inkheart
  • No one understood why, for no one knew his history, other than that he was a vagabond Kenyon had adopted years ago.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • "Are you bringing numbers five and eight, you vagabond," said Mr. Trabb to the boy after that, "or shall I kick you out of the shop and bring them myself?"
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • McCandless tramped around the West for the next two months, spellbound by the scale and power of the landscape, thrilled by minor brushes with the law, savoring the intermittent company of other vagabonds he met along the way.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • A man might be respected with only one of these advantages, but without either he was considered, except in very rare instances, as a vagabond and a slave, doomed to waste his powers for the profits of the chosen few!
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • I have seen a gipsy vagabond; she has practised in hackneyed fashion the science of palmistry and told me what such people usually tell.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • It may be well to go round and feel the vagabonds that are left, or we may have another of them loping through the woods, and screeching like a jay that has been winged.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • In life there’s nothing worse than knocking about the world, no bitterness we vagabonds are spared when the curst belly rages!
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • How is it that drunken vagabond doesn’t come in?
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • ’Begone, you vagabond!
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • He was very busy marshaling the little black vagabonds of tin cups and pouring into them the streaming iron colored mixture from a small and sooty tin pail.
    Stephen Crane  --  The Red Badge of Courage
  • Know you not, lout, vagabond, beggar, that were it not for the might that she infuses into my arm I should not have strength enough to kill a flea?
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • One day we made an excursion to the farm at Prospect Hill, and were grievously provoked to find that the vagabond apes had been there, and wrought terrible mischief, as before at Woodlands.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • Then Agamemnon stole her back, out of my hands, as though I were some vagabond held cheap.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • Pressing forward before the Master’s table they cried: "These are prisoners of our king that have escaped, wandering vagabond dwarves that could not give any good account of themselves, sneaking through the woods and molesting our people!"
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Hobbit
  • The troop of vagabonds turned out at early dawn, and set forward on their march.
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper
  • "I saw an ill-dressed vagabond in the lane yesterday evening," said Mr. Holder.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • When thou tillest the ground it shall not henceforth yield unto thee her strength; a fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be in the earth.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • It appeared that a Bohemian, a bare-footed vagabond, a sort of dangerous mendicant, was at that moment in the town.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • I know that, but for the mercy of God, I might easily have been, for any care that was taken of me, a little robber or a little vagabond.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • Once a vagabond on his own canal, I have received good turns from one of these Canallers; I thank him heartily; would fain be not ungrateful; but it is often one of the prime redeeming qualities of your man of violence, that at times he has as stiff an arm to back a poor stranger in a strait, as to plunder a wealthy one.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • …again, Eftures, passages, Embattled, ranged for battle, Embushed, concealed in the woods, Eme, uncle, Empoison, poison, Emprised, undertook, Enbraid, Enchafe, heat,; enchafed, heated, Enchieve, achieve, Endlong, alongside of, Enewed, painted, Enforce, constrain, Engine, device, Enow, enough, Enquest, enterprise, Ensured, assured, Entermete, intermeddle, Errant, wandering, Estates, ranks, Even hand, at an equality, Evenlong, along, Everych, each, every one, Faiter, vagabond, Fare, sb.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume I
  • He was bloody safe he wasn’t run in himself under the act that time as a rogue and vagabond only he had a friend in court.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • So that suddenly he was filled with the excitement of seeing her again, of being called "Uncle Pio," and of reviving for a moment the trust and humor of their long vagabondage.
    Thornton Wilder  --  The Bridge of San Luis Rey
  • And what did vagabonds do?
    Alan Paton  --  Cry, the Beloved Country
  • Returning to the Varden was Eragon’s primary concern, and it rankled him to plod along like a common vagabond.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • ’Now, to think of these vagabonds,’ said he, ’attracting the young rabble from a model school.’
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
  • And that was another most consummate vagabond!
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • A fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be in the earth …. and whoever slayeth thee, vengeance shall be taken on him seven-fold.
    Anne Rice  --  Interview with the Vampire
  • Several months later saw the return of Francisco the Man, as ancient vagabond who was almost two hundred years old and who frequently passed through Macondo distributing songs that he composed himself.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • Are we still living in the monstrous times of the Middle Ages, when vagabonds were permitted to display in our public places leprosy and scrofulas they had brought back from the Crusades?
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • She has given birth to vagabonds.
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
  • "Pitch into ’em, Hodson," roared the baronet; "flog their little souls out, and bring ’cause up to the house, the vagabonds; I’ll commit ’cause as sure as my name’s Pitt."
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • He said he would come with me, as there were many rough men and vagabonds on the roads that I needed protection from.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • I—Cain—go alone as I deserve—an outcast and a vagabond.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • What a pox did my landlady mean by sending for me to such vagabonds!
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • But, by your leave, I did not think that a continuation of the history of the enterprising vagabond Jim Smiley would be likely to afford me much information concerning the Rev. Leonidas W. Smiley, and so I started away.
    Mark Twain  --  The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County
  • Runaway, vagabond, make my own life.
    David Almond  --  Kit’s Wilderness
  • Or is there such virtue in the rude rhymes of a wandering bard, that domestic love, kindly affection, peace and happiness, are so wildly bartered, to become the hero of those ballads which vagabond minstrels sing to drunken churls over their evening ale?
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
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