What does the word vicarious mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Vicariously.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Made or performed by substitution.

Usage examples for vicarious

  1. 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 by Gaius Glenn Atkins
  2. All romantic adventure, personal or vicarious, was as ashes on her lips. – In the Heart of a Fool by William Allen White