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vagabond
used in The Hunchback of Notre Dame

65 uses
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Definition
a person who wanders from town to town with no fixed home or job
  • Vagabond, Aesopus certainly was; Homerus was a beggar; Mercurius was a thief—
    1.2.6 — Vol 1 Bk 2 Chpt 6 — The Broken Jug (55% in)
  • This procession, which our readers have seen set out from the Palais de Justice, had organized on the way, and had been recruited by all the knaves, idle thieves, and unemployed vagabonds in Paris; so that it presented a very respectable aspect when it arrived at the Grève.
    1.2.3 — Vol 1 Bk 2 Chpt 3 — Kisses for Blows (65% in)
  • Thus defiled by fours, with the divers insignia of their grades, in that strange faculty, most of them lame, some cripples, others one-armed, shop clerks, pilgrim, ~hubins~, bootblacks, thimble-riggers, street arabs, beggars, the blear-eyed beggars, thieves, the weakly, vagabonds, merchants, sham soldiers, goldsmiths, passed masters of pickpockets, isolated thieves.
    1.2.3 — Vol 1 Bk 2 Chpt 3 — Kisses for Blows (69% in)
  • ...provostship, who ventured thither, disappeared in morsels; a city of thieves, a hideous wart on the face of Paris; a sewer, from which escaped every morning, and whither returned every night to crouch, that stream of vices, of mendicancy and vagabondage which always overflows in the streets of capitals; a monstrous hive, to which returned at nightfall, with their booty, all the drones of the social order; a lying hospital where the bohemian, the disfrocked monk, the ruined scholar, the...
    1.2.6 — Vol 1 Bk 2 Chpt 6 — The Broken Jug (23% in)
  • You must be punished unless you are a ~capon~, a ~franc-mitou~ or a ~rifodé~; that is to say, in the slang of honest folks,—a thief, a beggar, or a vagabond.
    1.2.6 — Vol 1 Bk 2 Chpt 6 — The Broken Jug (50% in)
  • The law which you apply to vagabonds, vagabonds apply to you.
    1.2.6 — Vol 1 Bk 2 Chpt 6 — The Broken Jug (51% in)
  • The law which you apply to vagabonds, vagabonds apply to you.
    1.2.6 — Vol 1 Bk 2 Chpt 6 — The Broken Jug (51% in)
  • I am going to have you hanged to amuse the vagabonds, and you are to give them your purse to drink your health.
    1.2.6 — Vol 1 Bk 2 Chpt 6 — The Broken Jug (52% in)
  • Nevertheless, he made one more effort: "I don't see why poets are not classed with vagabonds," said he.
    1.2.6 — Vol 1 Bk 2 Chpt 6 — The Broken Jug (55% in)
  • In the midst of this Round Table of beggary, Clopin Trouillefou,—as the doge of this senate, as the king of this peerage, as the pope of this conclave,— dominated; first by virtue of the height of his hogshead, and next by virtue of an indescribable, haughty, fierce, and formidable air, which caused his eyes to flash, and corrected in his savage profile the bestial type of the race of vagabonds.
    1.2.6 — Vol 1 Bk 2 Chpt 6 — The Broken Jug (61% in)
  • A vagabond?
    1.2.6 — Vol 1 Bk 2 Chpt 6 — The Broken Jug (64% in)
  • A vagabond.
    1.2.6 — Vol 1 Bk 2 Chpt 6 — The Broken Jug (64% in)
  • I am a vagabond, a thief, a sharper, a man of the knife, anything you please; and I am all that already, monsieur, King of Thunes, for I am a philosopher; ~et omnia in philosophia, omnes in philosopho continentur~,—all things are contained in philosophy, all men in the philosopher, as you know.
    1.2.6 — Vol 1 Bk 2 Chpt 6 — The Broken Jug (65% in)
  • "So you will be a vagabond, you knave?" he said to our poet.
    1.2.6 — Vol 1 Bk 2 Chpt 6 — The Broken Jug (69% in)
  • A sound of bells, which he heard at that moment, put an end to his anxiety; it was a stuffed manikin, which the vagabonds were suspending by the neck from the rope, a sort of scarecrow dressed in red, and so hung with mule-bells and larger bells, that one might have tricked out thirty Castilian mules with them.
    1.2.6 — Vol 1 Bk 2 Chpt 6 — The Broken Jug (72% in)
  • Here's the gist of the matter in two words: you are to rise on tiptoe, as I tell you; in that way you will be able to reach the pocket of the manikin, you will rummage it, you will pull out the purse that is there,—and if you do all this without our hearing the sound of a bell, all is well: you shall be a vagabond.
    1.2.6 — Vol 1 Bk 2 Chpt 6 — The Broken Jug (76% in)
  • If you succeed in removing the purse without our hearing the bells, you are a vagabond, and you will be thrashed for eight consecutive days.
    1.2.6 — Vol 1 Bk 2 Chpt 6 — The Broken Jug (77% in)
  • "And a vagabond," resumed Clopin, "and a vagabond; is that nothing?
    1.2.6 — Vol 1 Bk 2 Chpt 6 — The Broken Jug (78% in)
  • "And a vagabond," resumed Clopin, "and a vagabond; is that nothing?
    1.2.6 — Vol 1 Bk 2 Chpt 6 — The Broken Jug (78% in)
  • No hope was left for him, accordingly, unless it were the slight chance of succeeding in the formidable operation which was imposed upon him; he decided to risk it, but it was not without first having addressed a fervent prayer to the manikin he was about to plunder, and who would have been easier to move to pity than the vagabonds.
    1.2.6 — Vol 1 Bk 2 Chpt 6 — The Broken Jug (80% in)
  • Meanwhile, he heard the dreadful peal above his head, the diabolical laughter of the vagabonds, and the voice of Trouillefou saying,— "Pick me up that knave, and hang him without ceremony."
    1.2.6 — Vol 1 Bk 2 Chpt 6 — The Broken Jug (84% in)
  • "Bellevigne de l'Etoile," said the King of Thunes to an enormous vagabond, who stepped out from the ranks, "climb upon the cross beam."
    1.2.6 — Vol 1 Bk 2 Chpt 6 — The Broken Jug (85% in)
  • You must wed either a female vagabond or the noose.
    1.2.6 — Vol 1 Bk 2 Chpt 6 — The Broken Jug (89% in)
  • This law of the vagabonds, singular as it may strike the reader, remains to-day written out at length, in ancient English legislation.
    1.2.6 — Vol 1 Bk 2 Chpt 6 — The Broken Jug (89% in)
  • The female vagabonds did not seem to be much affected by the proposition.
    1.2.6 — Vol 1 Bk 2 Chpt 6 — The Broken Jug (91% in)
  • retorted the vagabond wench, turning her back on him.
    1.2.6 — Vol 1 Bk 2 Chpt 6 — The Broken Jug (93% in)
  • The vagabonds, male and female, ranged themselves gently along her path, and their brutal faces beamed beneath her glance.
    1.2.6 — Vol 1 Bk 2 Chpt 6 — The Broken Jug (97% in)
  • That is a trade which one can always adopt when one is a vagabond, and it's better than stealing, as some young brigands of my acquaintance advised me to do.
    1.2.7 — Vol 1 Bk 2 Chpt 7 — A Bridal Night (83% in)
  • She has the same opinion as yourself of these vagabonds of Egypt, who play the tambourine and tell fortunes to the public.
    1.6.3 — Vol 1 Bk 6 Chpt 3 — History of a Leavened Cake of Maize (20% in)
  • They were beggars and vagabonds who were roaming over the country, led by their duke and their counts.
    1.6.3 — Vol 1 Bk 6 Chpt 3 — History of a Leavened Cake of Maize (42% in)
  • For a whole month they had not known what had become of la Esmeralda, which greatly pained the Duke of Egypt and his friends the vagabonds, nor what had become of the goat, which redoubled Gringoire's grief.
    2.8.1 — Vol 2 Bk 8 Chpt 1 — The Crown Changed into a Dry Leaf (1% in)
  • TURN VAGABOND.
    2.10.2 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 2 — Turn Vagabond (1% in)
  • No. In that case I shall become a professional vagabond.
    2.10.2 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 2 — Turn Vagabond (81% in)
  • The archdeacon said coldly to him, "Become a vagabond."
    2.10.2 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 2 — Turn Vagabond (86% in)
  • One of these towers had been converted into a pleasure resort by the vagabonds.
    2.10.3 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 3 — Long Live Mirth (2% in)
  • One evening when the curfew was sounding from all the belfries in Paris, the sergeants of the watch might have observed, had it been granted to them to enter the formidable Court of Miracles, that more tumult than usual was in progress in the vagabonds' tavern, that more drinking was being done, and louder swearing.
    2.10.3 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 3 — Long Live Mirth (10% in)
  • Meanwhile, in the tavern itself, wine and gaming offered such a powerful diversion to the ideas which occupied the vagabonds' lair that evening, that it would have been difficult to divine from the remarks of the drinkers, what was the matter in hand.
    2.10.3 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 3 — Long Live Mirth (12% in)
  • Listen to me, my friends; I am a vagabond to the bottom of my heart, I am a member of the slang thief gang in my soul, I was born an independent thief.
    2.10.3 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 3 — Long Live Mirth (50% in)
  • Meanwhile, the vagabonds continued to arm themselves and whisper at the other end of the dram-shop.
    2.10.3 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 3 — Long Live Mirth (62% in)
  • In turning vagabond, I have gladly renounced the half of a house situated in paradise, which my brother had promised me.
    2.10.3 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 3 — Long Live Mirth (73% in)
  • An enterprise like that which the vagabonds were now undertaking against Notre-Dame was not a very rare thing in the cities of the Middle Ages.
    2.10.4 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 4 — An Awkward Friend (17% in)
  • When the first arrangements were completed, and we must say, to the honor of vagabond discipline, that Clopin's orders were executed in silence, and with admirable precision, the worthy chief of the band, mounted on the parapet of the church square, and raised his hoarse and surly voice, turning towards Notre-Dame, and brandishing his torch whose light, tossed by the wind, and veiled every moment by its own smoke, made the reddish facade of the church appear and disappear before the...
    2.10.4 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 4 — An Awkward Friend (27% in)
  • A vagabond presented his banner to Clopin, who planted it solemnly between two paving-stones.
    2.10.4 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 4 — An Awkward Friend (30% in)
  • They betook themselves to the principal door of the church, ascended the steps, and were soon to be seen squatting under the arch, working at the door with pincers and levers; a throng of vagabonds followed them to help or look on.
    2.10.4 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 4 — An Awkward Friend (31% in)
  • An enormous beam had just fallen from above; it had crushed a dozen vagabonds on the pavement with the sound of a cannon, breaking in addition, legs here and there in the crowd of beggars, who sprang aside with cries of terror.
    2.10.4 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 4 — An Awkward Friend (33% in)
  • The vagabonds recovered their courage; soon the heavy joist, raised like a feather by two hundred vigorous arms, was flung with fury against the great door which they had tried to batter down.
    2.10.4 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 4 — An Awkward Friend (41% in)
  • He had run up and down along the gallery for several minutes like a madman, surveying from above, the compact mass of vagabonds ready to hurl itself on the church, demanding the safety of the gypsy from the devil or from God.
    2.10.4 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 4 — An Awkward Friend (46% in)
  • From above he beheld the vagabonds, filled with triumph and rage, shaking their fists at the gloomy facade; and both on the gypsy's account and his own he envied the wings of the owls which flitted away above his head in flocks.
    2.10.4 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 4 — An Awkward Friend (55% in)
  • Certainly, at that fine moment, thieves and pseudo sufferers, doctors in stealing, and vagabonds, were thinking much less of delivering the gypsy than of pillaging Notre-Dame.
    2.10.4 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 4 — An Awkward Friend (59% in)
  • In the meanwhile, the principal vagabonds had retired beneath the porch of the Gondelaurier mansion, and were holding a council of war.
    2.10.4 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 4 — An Awkward Friend (68% in)
  • "And the sacristy, where there are wagon-loads of gold!" added a vagabond, whose name, we regret to say, we do not know.
    2.10.4 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 4 — An Awkward Friend (73% in)
  • "Let us make another trial," resumed the vagabond.
    2.10.4 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 4 — An Awkward Friend (74% in)
  • The throng of vagabonds, uttering loud acclamations, crowded to its foot to ascend.
    2.10.4 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 4 — An Awkward Friend (81% in)
  • The vagabonds followed him.
    2.10.4 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 4 — An Awkward Friend (83% in)
  • The scholar finally reached the balcony of the gallery, and climbed over it nimbly, to the applause of the whole vagabond tribe.
    2.10.4 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 4 — An Awkward Friend (84% in)
  • Before a second assailant could gain a foothold on the gallery, the formidable hunchback leaped to the head of the ladder, without uttering a word, seized the ends of the two uprights with his powerful hands, raised them, pushed them out from the wall, balanced the long and pliant ladder, loaded with vagabonds from top to bottom for a moment, in the midst of shrieks of anguish, then suddenly, with superhuman force, hurled this cluster of men backward into the Place.
    2.10.4 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 4 — An Awkward Friend (85% in)
  • A cry of horror rose among the vagabonds.
    2.10.4 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 4 — An Awkward Friend (95% in)
  • The vagabonds howled, panted, swore, climbed; and Quasimodo, powerless against so many enemies, shuddering for the gypsy, beholding the furious faces approaching ever nearer and nearer to his gallery, entreated heaven for a miracle, and wrung his arms in despair.
    2.10.4 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 4 — An Awkward Friend (99% in)
  • The reader has not, perhaps, forgotten that one moment before catching sight of the nocturnal band of vagabonds, Quasimodo, as he inspected Paris from the heights of his bell tower, perceived only one light burning, which gleamed like a star from a window on the topmost story of a lofty edifice beside the Porte Saint-Antoine.
    2.10.5 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 5 — The Retreat in which.... (0% in)
  • A soldier pointed out to the king a billhook which he had seized on the person of the vagabond.
    2.10.5 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 5 — The Retreat in which.... (56% in)
  • He gave an order in a low voice to two archers, who led away the poor vagabond.
    2.10.5 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 5 — The Retreat in which.... (57% in)
  • Your majesty sees that the vagabond did not recognize me.
    2.10.5 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 5 — The Retreat in which.... (58% in)
  • The frightened vagabonds wheeled round.
    2.10.7 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 7 — Chateaupers to the Rescue (18% in)
  • The vagabonds behaved bravely.
    2.10.7 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 7 — Chateaupers to the Rescue (30% in)
  • At length the vagabonds gave way.
    2.10.7 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 7 — Chateaupers to the Rescue (83% in)

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