walk about

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v walk about walk with no particular goal "we were walking around in the garden","after breakfast, she walked about in the park"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Walk about a former order of an officer to a sentry, waiving the customary salute
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Quotations

  • Edward A. Navajo
    Edward A. Navajo
    “Walk on a rainbow trail; walk on a trail of song, and all about you will be beauty. There is a way out of every dark mist, over a rainbow trail.”
  • George Orwell
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    “To walk through the ruined cities of Germany is to feel an actual doubt about the continuity of civilization.”
  • Maya Angelou
    Maya%20Angelou
    “My life has been one great big joke, a dance that's walked a song that's spoke, I laugh so hard I almost choke when I think about myself.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. wealcan, to roll, turn; cog. with Ger. walken, to full cloth.

Usage

In literature:

I had two miles of streets at least, lighted at night, to walk about in; and a great theatre to repair to, every night.
"The Life of Charles Dickens, Vol. I-III, Complete" by John Forster
He walked about for an hour or two without finding himself at the end of that time any nearer the solution of the question than before.
"Rufus and Rose" by Horatio Alger, Jr
They stretched themselves and walked about upon my hand, enjoying a breath of fresh air once more.
"Bird Stories from Burroughs" by John Burroughs
He now spent his time walking about the streets and eating one meal a day.
"Charles Frohman: Manager and Man" by Isaac Frederick Marcosson and Daniel Frohman
Reassured, she came from behind the bushes, walking in the creek, and splashed down to the beach, still keeping wary eyes about her.
"The Huntress" by Hulbert Footner
So he thought he would beguile the time by walking about.
"The Dodge Club" by James De Mille
He could even see soldiers walking about with halberds.
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
He walked about Louvain for several hours, to tire himself.
"The Martian" by George Du Maurier
She spent much time in her father's room, and still more time in solitary walks about the grounds.
"The Cryptogram" by James De Mille
My attention was recalled by his rising and walking about the room.
"The Belovéd Vagabond" by William J. Locke
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In poetry:

While the sun goes round
And round and round the desert,
The mountains never get up and walk about.
They can't, they can't wake.
"Men In New Mexico" by D H Lawrence
Aye he sent us out through the crossed high spears
And the scorn of his laugh rang free,
"Why took ye not me when I walked about
Alone in the town?" says he.
"Ballad Of The Goodly Fere" by Ezra Pound
She out of prison now has got,
Which happened to be her lot;
Her name will ever bear a blot,
Where'er she go;
While she on earth doth walk about
She'll find a foe.
"The Death Of Thomas Stoddart" by Susannah Hawkins
As one who, walking in the twilight gloom,
Hears round about him voices as it darkens,
And seeing not the forms from which they come,
Pauses from time to time, and turns and hearkens;
"The Seaside And The Fireside : Dedication" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"A little more sleep, and a little more slumber;"
Thus he wastes half his days, and his hours without number,
And when he gets up, he sits folding his hands,
Or walks about sauntering, or trifling he stands.
"The Sluggard" by Isaac Watts
Lay me down on my bed of dreaming.
It is best, for am I not too weary
Walking the white wide roads about the world ?
Here night is not too long, nor day too dreary.
“Do you not fear me ?" said the black horseman.
"The Black Horseman" by Dora Sigerson Shorter

In news:

He walked about a mile and found rescuers, who took him to family members.
But a rotten Harbor Walk is all about danger and not about sight seeing.
Police said the attack began when the teenager demanded the 46-year-old victim's wallet while walking on a street in Whittier about 9:15 pm Saturday.
GRAND RAPIDS, MI-- If you're walking through the grocery store aisles this weekend, trying to bypass the soft drink section, don't feel bad about giving in.
One thing I like about Autumn is that I can take my "midnight" walks earlier in the day.
A 31-year-old man was walking about 9:20 pm Saturday on South Salina Street in Nedrow when he became involved in a fight with two younger males.
Leon Ruiz, 34, told California Highway Patrol officers he's not sure why he walked in front of the southbound train about 6 pm, Officer Justin Maxey said.
Starting today, about 150 children will walk from their school to the two daycares .
Glenn Glasgow said the robbery occurred at about 11:45 pm as the driver walked back to his car after making a delivery in the 1800 block of Cowell Boulevard in South Davis.
Forget about the twinkling, daylight-walking vampires of the "Twilight" books and films.
The talk in El Paso this week is about the woman who was hit in the leg by a bullet shot from Juarez while she was walking in downtown El Paso.
Adams' latest book is a tender, unique, nine-chapter walk through Mama's personal pregnancy, but it is all about Baby.
I was walking woods East of Marion Sunday about 10am after sitting earlier for turkey.
Gov Jerry Brown walks with advisors to a press conference about his proposed budget at the California State Capitol on Jan 10, 2011 in Sacramento.
Hour-long walking tour about the cemetery's history.
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In science:

The new proof is valid for a larger class of random walks and yields additional information about the joint law of X and G(k) (X ).
A path-transformation for random walks and the Robinson-Schensted correspondence
We start by giving some arguments about the relevant walks, and their weights.
The persistence length of two dimensional self avoiding random walks
As we show in Section 3, this auxiliary random walk can also give some information about the asymptotic speed of the RWRE.
Ballistic random walks in random environment at low disorder
Let us review what is known about a classical random walk with one absorbing boundary.
Quantum random walks - an introductory overview
We will show this below for the Hadamard walk on the circle - also to give an idea about the kind of calculations involved in these types of problems - but the result is true for all finite graphs.
Quantum random walks - an introductory overview
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