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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
There, Prior helped revitalize the career of Olaf Kolzig, a peripatetic goaltender who spent the better half of his first eight years as a pro in the minors.
So Yeh worked her magic, subtle as well as with capacity to startle, much to the satisfaction of a grateful composer and peripatetic audience.
The peripatetic direction isn’t helpful, but the writing is often more pedagogic than naturalistic.
The nostalgia draw for the Mariners’ season opener on Thursday night was supposed to be the return of Ichiro Suzuki, finally back in the Pacific Northwest after six years of peripatetic existence.
And this spring, Philadelphia Contemporary, the newish and peripatetic arts organization, has moved in for a few months and turned this grand and delicate mansion into something else entirely.
Historian Kristen Zschomler is researching Prince's peripatetic childhood in north Minneapolis, where many former homes have been misidentified.
This is only the latest twist on a peripatetic word that has traveled through many lands and languages.
While Gordon was born nearly a generation after the Summer of Love, her peripatetic path would fit right into that footloose era.
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Did You Know?
Are you someone who likes to think on your feet? If so, you've got something in common with the followers of the ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle. Not only a thinker and teacher, Aristotle was also a walker, and his students were required to walk along beside him as he lectured while pacing to and fro. Thus it was that the Greek word peripatētikos (from peripatein, meaning "to walk up and down") came to be associated with Aristotle and his followers. By the way, the covered walk in the Lyceum where Aristotle taught was known as the "peripatos" (which can either refer to the act of walking or a place for walking).
Origin and Etymology of peripatetic
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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