Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

Made or performed by substitution.

Part of speech: adjective

Acting for another.

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Usage examples "vicarious":

  1. We feel charmed to see such exquisite imaginations conjured out of the little old familiar anecdote of John Alden's vicarious wooing. - "The Function Of The Poet And Other Essays", James Russell Lowell.
  2. There is no place in it for a scheme of redemption; there is no place in it for atonement, save as atonement may be conceived as a vicarious sharing of suffering incident to all struggle for better things; there is no place in it for the old anthropologies of Christian theology. - "Modern Religious Cults and Movements", Gaius Glenn Atkins.
  3. All romantic adventure, personal or vicarious, was as ashes on her lips. - "In the Heart of a Fool", William Allen White.