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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
Aerin Lauder, Estée Lauder’s granddaughter, released a new fragrance to inspire warm-weather wanderlust during the last weeks of winter.
Here’s the real story in my mind: James, in his eternal wanderlust, is crushing any chance his Cleveland Cavaliers have to even get out of the Eastern Conference in this year’s playoffs, let alone reach the Finals.
If you've been bitten by the wanderlust bug, or have just been wanting to relocate, now might be the perfect time.
Her YouTube channel is filled with wanderlust-inspiring GoPro vlogs of her surfing, skiing, and training while her Instagram has tons of selfies mid-sport.
And if all else fails to satisfy her wanderlust . .
There is no reason wanderlust and winter wonderlands can’t go together.
Senior Wildlife Technician Clint Rasmussen tracked two cow elk that seemed to have first-class cases of wanderlust.
Austen would surely have understood your wanderlust.
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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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