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Examples of wanderlust in a Sentence
Wanderlust has led him to many different parts of the world.
Recent Examples of wanderlust from the Web
The magnetized case and wanderlust-y packaging also got praises around the Glamour office.
Once again, the subject of wanderlust arose: Barkham and Pickford were in agreement that, simply put, being outdoors was essential for wellness.
The book’s discoveries chart shifts in geology, climate, politics and culture with an optimistic sense of wanderlust.
The Nigerian model, who shows off some of Ralph Lauren’s chicest Spring 2018 looks in the wanderlust-y video above, knows a thing or two about travel.
And of course, bask in all the beautiful wanderlust glory of the French Riviera.
Chalk that up to a troubled home life, maybe, or an insatiable wanderlust; the movie doesn’t lean too hard on the reasoning.
Visitors were transfixed by the idea of sidestepping crippling real estate and rents in Los Angeles and elsewhere in California, others dreamed of opting for a simpler life, or satisfying their wanderlust.
For the pretty dress, head to Reformation, which just introduced its Destination Collection, a lineup that includes a handful of frocks in wanderlust-inducing prints and breezy shapes.
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wanderlust Has German Roots
For my part, writes Robert Louis Stevenson in Travels with a Donkey, "I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move." Sounds like a case of wanderlust if we ever heard one. Those with "wanderlust" don't necessarily need to go anywhere in particular; they just don't care to stay in one spot. The etymology of wanderlust is a very simple one that you can probably figure out yourself. "Wanderlust" is lust (or "desire") for wandering. The word comes from German, in which wandern means "to wander," and Lust means "desire."
WANDERLUST Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of wanderlust for English Language Learners
: a strong desire to travel
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