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First Known Use of peripatetic
Examples of peripatetic in a Sentence
She worked as a peripatetic journalist for most of her life.
He had a peripatetic career as a salesman.
Recent Examples of peripatetic from the Web
That includes conveying the sweeping sociopolitical backdrop of Marc and Bella's life together, including both World Wars, as well taking us through Marc's entire, peripatetic career.
To lose Hamilton’s peripatetic play in centerfield would be a disaster for a young pitching staff trying to find its major league feet. 2.
His father, Javad Kowsar, was a diplomat, and Mohammad and his siblings Roya and Kamran had a peripatetic childhood.
On opening night, Grammer soldiered through in his best reading voice, keeping the ridiculously peripatetic narrative moving as briskly as possible, and doubling as Pangloss in a thin baritone voice, occasionally singing into his shirt collar.
O’Rourke has sought to change that with a peripatetic campaign strategy that will take him to all of the state’s 254 counties by Election Day.
Brown considers only four elements in his peripatetic exposition on beer but each is examined to the molecular level.
In Bae Suah’s Recitation, a striking and ambitious work that was published in the U.S. this year, the hole is that the person who appears to be its protagonist, a peripatetic traveler named Kyung-hee, may not, in the end, exist at all.
But mostly, there’s no patience—and no allocation in production budgets—for his preferred mode of peripatetic sound-searching and experimentation.
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Origin and Etymology of peripatetic
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
on the move;
PERIPATETIC Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of peripatetic for English Language Learners
: going from place to place usually as part of your job
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