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excursion
used in Middlemarch

3 uses
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Definition
a short journey taken for pleasure

or:

a digression from the main path of a journey
  • One day that she went to Freshitt to fulfil her promise of staying all night and seeing baby washed, Mrs. Cadwallader came to dine, the Rector being gone on a fishing excursion.
    Book 6 — The Widow and Wife (13% in)
  • Her mamma, who had returned from an excursion to the kitchen, sat on the other side of the small work-table with an air of more entire placidity, until, the clock again giving notice that it was going to strike, she looked up from the lace-mending which was occupying her plump fingers and rang the bell.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (80% in)
  • This troop he had led out on gypsy excursions to Halsell Wood at nutting-time, and since the cold weather had set in he had taken them on a clear day to gather sticks for a bonfire in the hollow of a hillside, where he drew out a small feast of gingerbread for them, and improvised a Punch-and-Judy drama with some private home-made puppets.
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (32% in)

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