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amble
used in Babbitt

5 uses
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Definition
to walk leisurely or slowly
  • He ambled back to the bridge-tables.
    Chapter 9 (36% in)
  • Six hundred real-estate men and wives ambled down the autumnal paths.
    Chapter 13 (44% in)
  • He ambled up to Verona's room, sat on her maidenly blue and white bed, humming and grunting in a solid-citizen manner as he examined her books: Conrad's "Rescue," a volume strangely named "Figures of Earth," poetry (quite irregular poetry, Babbitt thought) by Vachel Lindsay, and essays by H. L. Mencken—highly improper essays, making fun of the church and all the decencies.
    Chapter 23 (9% in)
  • Knew there was nothing doing, all the time!" and he ambled in to dance with Mrs. Orville Jones, and to avoid Louetta, virtuously and conspicuously.
    Chapter 23 (99% in)
  • For these valuable revelations she thanked him, and they ambled into the familiar gossip of the Bunch.
    Chapter 31 (56% in)

There are no more uses of "amble" in Babbitt.

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