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Definition a person who travels from place to place — especially for work
  • He founded the peripatetic school of philosophy, and his writing dealt with all the then known branches of science.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • I began to pose a hypothetical question, which I thought expressed great insight into his peripatetic life.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • He prepared his lectures in the peripatetic manner, using these streets as his academy.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • She had sometimes taken pupils in a peripatetic fashion, making them follow her about in the kitchen with their book or slate.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • He strongly held all those wise tenets, which are so well inculcated in that Politico-Peripatetic school of Exchange-alley.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • I had to be peripatetic eyes and ears, a kind of moving gelatin plate.
    John Steinbeck  --  Travels with Charley
  • You come up with lots of reasons, but ultimately it's human error. s assurances no career was Fischer' twithstanding, his peripatetic alpine rough on his family.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • In the more than eight thousand days and nights of this life with Eliza, how often had he been wakefully, soberly and peripatetically conscious of the world outside him between the hours of one and five A.M.?
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • We listened along with him for a moment in order to observe, for instance, how such a peripatetic passage-at-arms might sound under the shadow of the personality strolling beside the combatants and how his presence might secretly enervate their struggle.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • Within a few days her spiritualist friends, the Rosicrucians, the Theosophists, the acupuncturists, the telepathists, the rainmakers, the peripatetics, the Seventh-Day Adventists, and the hungry or otherwise needy artists began to appear—all those who had habitually been part of Clara's court.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • And such men—odd and grizzled, or tanned and wrinkled, farmers and country storekeepers, with here and there a Ford agent, a keeper of an inn at Tom Dixon's Lake, a salesman in Hamburger's dry goods store at Bridgeburg, and a peripatetic insurance agent residing in Pur-day just north of Grass Lake.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • ...the buggy moved not blowing away because it had been raised by no wind and was supported by no air but evoked, materialised about them, instantaneous and eternal, cubic foot for cubic foot of dust to cubic foot for cubic foot of horse and buggy, peripatetic beneath the branch-shredded vistas of flat black fiercely and heavily starred sky, the dustcloud moving on, enclosing them with not threat exactly but maybe warning, bland, almost friendly, warning, as to say, Come on if you like.
    William Faulkner  --  Absalom, Absalom!
  • she unbent without even getting out of the carriage, gracious and assured and talking the most complete nonsense, voluble, speaking her bright set meaningless phrases out of the part which she had written for herself, of the duchess peripatetic with property soups and medicines among a soilless and uncompelled peasantry—a woman who, if she had had the fortitude to bear sorrow and trouble, might have risen to actual stardom in the role of the matriarch arbitrating from the...
    William Faulkner  --  Absalom, Absalom!
  • God: noise in the street: very peripatetic.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • I'm talking about cruel fate in eight yards of apricot silk and more metal pound for pound than a galley slave and the sole ownerand proprietor of the unchallenged peripatetic john of the late Confederacy.
    William Faulkner  --  The Sound and the Fury
  • To inaugurate a series of static semistatic and peripatetic intellectual dialogues, places the residence of both speakers (if both speakers were resident in the same place), the Ship hotel and tavern, 6 Lower Abbey street (W. and E. Connery, proprietors), the National Library of Ireland, 10 Kildare street, the National Maternity Hospital, 29, 30 and 31 Holles street, a public garden, the vicinity of a place of worship, a conjunction of two or more public thoroughfares, the point of...
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses

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