Example sentences for: peripatetic

How can you use “peripatetic” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Which goes to show, perhaps among other things, that the Bard was no surer on his feet when it comes to the peripatetic letter h than the rest of us.

  • If meaning is to emerge without ambiguity from a language like English, largely uninflected and having many homonyms and homophones, writers must be able to recognize not just the Parts of Speech but also those peripatetic words that wander from one category to another.

  • Even Clinton-hater Kristol respects Clinton's accomplishment, gleefully suggesting that after Clinton is hounded out of office for witness tampering and obstruction of justice, President Al Gore should name him a peripatetic negotiator.

  • Over the next decade, I made my biographer's rounds, like the postman deterred neither by sleet nor snow--nor by occasional emanations of reticence or frostiness from my subject--from the routine (often a fascinating routine) of poring over his unpublished manuscripts in the rare book and manuscript division of the University of Chicago Library; lugging my laptop all over America in quest of high-school classmates, cousins, friends, and lovers of my famously peripatetic subject; driving Avis rental cars into the remotest suburbs of Los Angeles and flying into Buffalo, N.Y., in pursuit of letters in private hands.

  • Small, gnomelike, with an acerbic, high-pitched voice, he was a tramp scholar who, in a peripatetic life on the fringes, became a recognized authority on Seminole fabrics, Ukrainian Easter eggs, and the ubiquity of string figures in the world's cultures.


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