• WordNet 3.6
    • adv vicariously indirectly, as, by, or through a substitute "she enjoyed the wedding vicariously"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • adv Vicariously In a vicarious manner.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • vicariously In a vicarious manner; in the place of another; by substitution or delegation.
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  • George Santayana
    “Parents lend children their experience and a vicarious memory; children endow their parents with a vicarious immortality.”


In literature:

Ardea marked it all with a little thrill of vicarious triumph, which was straightway followed by a little pang personal.
"The Quickening" by Francis Lynde
In this guise Wataru Sampei was the gardener, making a precarious living at which his skill was accidental and vicarious.
"Bakemono Yashiki (The Haunted House)" by James S. De Benneville
Nick himself tasted of success vicariously for the hour.
"The Tragic Muse" by Henry James
An aristocracy flourishes where the people find a vicarious enjoyment in admiring the successes of the ruling class.
"A Preface to Politics" by Walter Lippmann
Nothing but the Vicariate of the whole of the Dark Continent for this young man.
"My New Curate" by P.A. Sheehan
That is to say, Mrs. Orson J. did, and Orson, seeing her happy, enjoyed himself vicariously.
"Gigolo" by Edna Ferber
They may obtain a certain vicarious satisfaction.
"The Psychology of Nations" by G.E. Partridge
Thus she can have a vicarious career by virtue of what she has put into her husband's.
"The Good Housekeeping Marriage Book" by Various
Such is his scheme of vicarious assassination; in the atrocity of conception unequalled, almost incredible.
"The Lone Ranche" by Captain Mayne Reid
He was intensely proud of his paternity, personal and vicarious, and took it not seriously but joyously.
"Play the Game!" by Ruth Comfort Mitchell

In poetry:

Outside your window, venerable with light
The transient dusk, whose tale is never ended,
Paused in a foreigner pausing, used to night
Yet one lamp vicariously befriended.
"A Refugee" by Lilian Bowes Lyon
A burst of mellow lunar radiance
Inundates and illuminates the scene;
The waxing moon, in her meridian full,
Her beam vicarious disseminates,
And shining, hides with her superior light,
The twinkling beauty of the firmament!
"Grandeur." by Alfred Castner King

In news:

These movies may evoke rusty aches and pains, but seldom do they make us vicariously relive the entire experience.
CEMENT & BRICKWORK R Vicari Construction Co.
Tommy Vicari and Steve Kempster were mix engineers.
Costalonga, Eduardo Miranda, John Matthias, Rosa Vicari.
In the last couple of weeks I have been vicariously living the lives of a series of spunky teenage heroines, engaging in typical heroine activities like collecting clues, trekking through the Amazon and saving the world.
Walking down the street the other day, Margaret Tedesco was struck by an oddly inspiring slogan on a slick poster for a Las Vegas spa: Live vicariously through no one.
The world will be watching and many will be in attendance vicariously hosting "wedding breakfasts" while they watch on television.
Medical Malpractice – Vicarious -liability suit against pharmacy required affidavit of merit.
Let's all take a vicarious vacation to Japan (for 3 minutes).
Live a vicarious year with cyclists.
Victims of sexual abuse find ' vicarious justice' through Sandusky trial.
No strict vicarious liability for sexual harassment under ELCRA.
'Hawaii Five-0': Vicarious thrills for vacationing fans.
In the Archdiocese of New York, two vicariates (or regional groupings) of priests withdrew resolutions expressing concern about the missal after attending an orientation session.
Now the 21-year-old Roc Nation artist will relive that nerve-racking experience vicariously as a temporary judge on the UK version of 'The X Factor.

In science:

Vicari, The large-N expansion of unitary-matrix models, Phys.
Phase transitions and random matrices
Pelissetto and Vicari’s review,154 in consideration of the high – precision of simulations.
Conjectures on exact solution of three - dimensional (3D) simple orthorhombic Ising lattices
One of the pioneers in this field, Albert Bandura, proposed the idea of Social Learning (Bandura, 1986), a form of learning which places emphasis on the vicarious part of learning.
In the Face (book) of Social Learning
We wish to thank Ettore Vicari for useful conversations and Andrea Vicer(cid:19)e for help in the computer simulations.
Continuum limit of field theories regularized on a random lattice
Vicari, “The effective potential of N -vector models: a field-theoretic study to O(ǫ3)”, cond-mat/9911452, Nucl.
The N-component Ginzburg-Landau Hamiltonian with cubic anisotropy: a six-loop study