vagrant

Part of speech: noun

Vagrancy.

Part of speech: adjective

Wandering about as a vagrant.

Part of speech: noun

An idle wanderer; vagabond.

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Usage examples "vagrant":

  1. And here he stood in the darkness, wondering whether indeed the best of his life were not over- the prey of forebodings as strong and vagrant as the gusts outside. - "The Marriage of William Ashe", Mrs. Humphry Ward.
  2. He looked up into her eyes, bent to kiss her hand, and after he had picked up his cane and his hat from the rack, toddled down the walk to the street, a sad, thoughtful, worried little man, white- clad and serene to outward view, who had not even a whistle nor a vagrant tune under his breath to console him. - "In the Heart of a Fool", William Allen White.
  3. The time had come to put such vagrant dreams from her and to become a woman, indeed. - "The Precipice", Elia Wilkinson Peattie.