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vagabond
 n.  person without permanent home who moves from place to place; wanderer; tramp
Classic Sentence: (16 in 2 pages)
1  Then I became a young vagabond; and instead of one old woman knocking me about and starving me, everybody of all ages knocked me about and starved me.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER IV
2  Vagabond, errand-boy, vagabond, labourer, porter, clerk, chief manager, small partner, Josiah Bounderby of Coketown.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER IV
3  The wretched ignorance with which Jupe clung to this consolation, rejecting the superior comfort of knowing, on a sound arithmetical basis, that her father was an unnatural vagabond, filled Mr. Gradgrind with pity.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER IX
4  Come, none of your tricks here, you young vagabond; they won't do.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
5  I know that, but for the mercy of God, I might easily have been, for any care that was taken of me, a little robber or a little vagabond.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 11. I BEGIN LIFE ON MY OWN ACCOUNT, AND DON'T LIK...
6  You had better leave me, if you please, to walk the earth as a vagabond.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 49. I AM INVOLVED IN MYSTERY
7  It was very unfortunate that she should marry such a vagabond.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 64. A LAST RETROSPECT
8  It appeared that a Bohemian, a bare-footed vagabond, a sort of dangerous mendicant, was at that moment in the town.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER II—PRUDENCE COUNSELLED TO WISDOM.
9  This man, as the reader already knows, was a vagabond who had been found in a field carrying a branch laden with ripe apples, broken in the orchard of a neighbor, called the Pierron orchard.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER IX—A PLACE WHERE CONVICTIONS ARE IN PROCESS OF FO...
10  , vagabond, beggar, without means of existence, etc.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER IX—A PLACE WHERE CONVICTIONS ARE IN PROCESS OF FO...
11  Lily had no mind for the vagabond life of the poor relation, and to adapt herself to Mrs. Peniston she had, to some degree, to assume that lady's passive attitude.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 3
12  Whenever she was restless she dodged her thoughts by the familiar vagabond fallacy of running away from them, of moving on to a new place, and thus she persuaded herself that she was tranquil.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
13  These were strange words to the vagabond boy's ears, and the pleasantest he had ever heard.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
14  I have seen a gipsy vagabond; she has practised in hackneyed fashion the science of palmistry and told me what such people usually tell.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
15  Often, before his captivity, Dantes' mind had revolted at the idea of assemblages of prisoners, made up of thieves, vagabonds, and murderers.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 15. Number 34 and Number 27.
Example Sentence:
1  A vagabond is at home nowhere because he wanders: a child should wander because it ought to be at home everywhere.