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vicarious

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Definition experienced secondhand
  • I prefer to defy death vicariously.
  • The book is full of romance and vicarious thrills.
  • Experience is the most valuable commodity, and she who gains it vicariously, is wisest.
  • It is true, it was a vicarious experience, else he would not have lived to profit by it.
    London, Jack  --  The Call of the Wild
  • I'm living vicariously through the two of you, I hope you know.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Glass
  • vicariously = in a manner where experience is gained or felt secondhand (through others)
  • "But sometimes," he said, "I can't help but think that you live vicariously through his antics, and I must say that it hurts me."
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Guardian
  • vicariously = experiencing life secondhand
  • It could even have been sent by someone who got some sort of vicarious thrill by making lonely women cry on distant beaches.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Message in a Bottle
  • vicarious = experienced secondhand
  • School was my solace, and studying let me escape, allowing me to live a thousand vicarious lives.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Along for the Ride
  • vicarious = experienced secondhand
  • When I would come back from these excursions, I was often plunged into a kind of wonder at my vicarious depravity.
    Stevenson, Robert Louis  --  Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • vicarious menstruation
  • Had the poor boy suddenly gone mad, or was this vicarious farewell a part of the courtship of Devil's Ford?
    Harte, Bret  --  Devil's Ford
  • vicarious atonement
  • read about mountain climbing and felt vicarious excitement
  • Whenever I fidgeted or complained, she reminded me that she didn't have any memories of being human, and asked me not to ruin her vicarious fun.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Twilight
  • I felt as if I were slipping into a holiday mood, embarked on another vicarious moral adventure, which looked as though it would be painless.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • When I would come back from these excursions, I was often plunged into a kind of wonder at my vicarious depravity.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • And Ed had lived vicariously through Harlon's exploits on the football field.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • So Eppie was reared without punishment, the burden of her misdeeds being borne vicariously by father Silas.
    George Eliot  --  Silas Marner
  • So, only half resigned to her fate, she spent most of her time with Scarlett, vicariously enjoying a pregnancy not her own.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • He doesn't want vicarious satisfaction.
    J.D. Robb  --  Naked in Death

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