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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 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.
The exotic period setting harks back to the vicarious wanderlust of romantic suspense: Whitney set her novels in Santa Fe, Japan, and other picturesque locales.
From the famous architecture of the legendary Antoni Gaudí, to the iconic La Rambla street, Barcelona is a vibrant city sure to satisfy your wanderlust.
But after college, Lents realized his only path with philosophy would be towards a PhD and back to college for the rest of his life — not an appealing prospect for a budding cook with a serious case of wanderlust.
Jimboy’s wanderlust is offensive to Hager, but Sandy idolizes his father, begging him to teach him how to box and fish and play guitar.
When this cosmic axis is illuminated, there may be tension between your community obligations and your increasing wanderlust.
In addition to last year's mountaintop moment in Kyoto, Ghesquière's previous wanderlust-worthy destinatoins include Rio de Janeiro for the Resort 2017 range, Palm Springs for 2016, and Monaco for 2015.
So, basically, the collection #wanderlust approved. While the line’s spring debut is lush in gem-tone hues, tropical patterns, and velvet textures; Opalhouse will renew itself consistently through the year.
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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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