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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
After all, Moggridgea rainbowi hardly shows any wanderlust, often making its own burrow just a few feet away from where it was born.
For some people, the call of wanderlust is simply too strong to ignore.
The former player had somewhat of a wanderlust during his playing days, representing the likes of Olympiacos Nicosia, CSKA Sofia, FC Goa and Panserraikos during his somewhat underwhelming career.
For anyone with even the slightest bit of wanderlust, the idea of a classic Eurotrip probably ranks pretty high on the bucket list.
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There's nothing like scrolling through Instagram between the months of June and September to suddenly be hit with a serious case of wanderlust.
The charming acoustic version offered a raw look at the lead character, dressed down in jeans and a sweatshirt instead of her usual party dresses and jewels—not to mention inspired wanderlust in audiences everywhere.
July is synonymous with vacation: schools are out, the weather’s glorious, and wanderlust is most irresistible.
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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."
Origin and Etymology of wanderlust
First Known Use: 1875See Words from the same year
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