Wanderment

Definitions

  • "Oh, wall, have your own way," sez he, and we wandered into the German Village
    "Oh, wall, have your own way," sez he, and we wandered into the German Village
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Wanderment The act of wandering, or roaming.
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Serenely Wandering in a Trance of Sober Thought Serenely Wandering in a Trance of Sober Thought
Wandering Albatross Wandering Albatross

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n wanderment The act of roaming or roving.
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Quotations

  • Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
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    “What ever our wandering our happiness will always be found within a narrow compass, and in the middle of the objects more immediately within our reach.”
  • Ramayana
    Ramayana
    “O Lord, wandering with thee, even hell itself would be to me a heaven of bliss.”
  • William Hazlitt
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    “Lest he should wander irretrievably from the right path, he stands still.”
  • C. S. Lewis
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    “I sometimes wander whether all pleasures are not substitutes for joy.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Don't let your mind go wandering, its too small to go out by itself.”
  • Steven Wright
    Steven Wright
    “I was trying to daydream, but my mind kept wandering.”

Usage

In literature:

And that fool hath now come into this deep forest of mine, when the night is half spent, even at the time when we wander about!
"Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 3 Pt. 1" by Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa
That he is a blind, wandering creature, ready to by-ways and to wander; yea, he loveth to wander.
"Christ The Way, The Truth, and The Life" by John Brown (of Wamphray)
I wandered round the platform once or twice, scrutinizing the dancers, but without success.
"In the Days of My Youth" by Amelia Ann Blandford Edwards
Mrs. Pendleton's thoughts wandered to afternoon tea.
"The Moon Rock" by Arthur J. Rees
One never can think, my good Esora, whither idle men will be wandering, and the risk is great.
"The Brook Kerith" by George Moore
There is much to make the traveller sad as he wanders about the Holy Land.
"Far Off" by Favell Lee Mortimer
Bob wandered on slowly, his hands in his pockets.
"The Rules of the Game" by Stewart Edward White
She seemed to have walked a little way on all roads, and her face expressed a life of many wanderings, straying from place to place.
"Evelyn Innes" by George Moore
Then they wandered on.
"Halcyone" by Elinor Glyn
She went, the apostle of her own unquiet heart, to renew the wanderings of past years.
"Twice Told Tales" by Nathaniel Hawthorne
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In poetry:

If the lion were loosed from the fetter,
To wander again;
He would seek the wide silence and shadow
Of his jungle in vain.
"Captivity" by Amy Levy
And in the garden kneels a child,
She weeds or merely dallies,
A lily plucks with gesture mild
And wanders down the alleys.
"The House In The Heath" by Annette Von Droste-Hulshoff
And all along that gallery fair,
They wandered side by side—
She gazing on the paintings rare,
He on his beauteous bride.
"A Ballad" by Janet Hamilton
No sound should break the quietude
Alike of earth and sky
O wandering wind in Seabrook wood,
Breathe but a half-heard sigh!
"The Friend’s Burial" by John Greenleaf Whittier
He brings my wandering spirit back,
When I forsake his ways,
And leads me for his mercy's sake
In paths of truth and grace.
"Hymn 11" by Noah Calwell W Cannon
The wanderer would not heed me;
Its kiss grew warmer still.
"O come!" it sighed so sweetly;
"I'll win thee 'gainst thy will.
"The Night-Wind" by Emily Jane Bronte

In news:

An Aardvark in King Richard's Court 27 views The Wanderer Aardvark visits King Richard's Fair.
Welcome to our Marketplace, where you can wander through avenues of merchants to get you on your way to another discovery.
He is about 6 years old and was found wandering the streets of Derry.
After celebrating her bachelorette party at Las Vegas' Tao Saturday, Kim Kardashian, 30, wandered next door to crash fiance Kris Humphries' own bachelor party at LAVO.
How Earth's outer layers wander back and forth .
We know how heartbreaking it can be when one of your fur-babies wanders away from home.
4-year-old wandered away from Franklin Twp.
He has "wandered mentally" in the field and all but sleepwalked on the basepaths.
As someone who gets wander the halls of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts on a regular basis, I've got to say, the Native American Art galleries just keep looking better and better.
I happened to wander into the Weekly as an intern just around the time L.A.
In a single year he charged with "Surfin' USA," "Runaround Sue" and "The Wanderer".
Wander the World with the Wandering Dog.
Wandering Wino ain't afraid of no number on a calendar.
Tumbleweed Wanderers take their music to the people.
It's not easy to assign Tumbleweed Wanderers to a specific music genre.
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In science:

In the opposite limiting case, C 2 n → 0, the wander distance Rw also tends to zero due to the obvious fact that the wandering is entirely caused by turbulence.
Beam Wandering in the Atmosphere: The Effect of Partial Coherence
Figure 2: Dependence of beam wandering on the turbulence strength for small values of C 2 n .
Beam Wandering in the Atmosphere: The Effect of Partial Coherence
There is a significant decrease of the wandering effect in this case.
Beam Wandering in the Atmosphere: The Effect of Partial Coherence
In this case the beam wander is determined by the asymptotically exact solution (12).
Beam Wandering in the Atmosphere: The Effect of Partial Coherence
We have applied the method of photon distribution function to describe beam wander in turbulent atmosphere.
Beam Wandering in the Atmosphere: The Effect of Partial Coherence
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