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Night-wanderer

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Night-wanderer one who wanders by night
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Quotations

  • John Milton
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    “And when night, darkens the streets, then wander forth the sons of Belial, flown with insolence and wine.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. niht; Ger. nacht, L. nox.

Usage

In literature:

I wandered towards home, and arriving there threw myself on the straw and cried all night.
"Narrative of the Life of J.D. Green, a Runaway Slave, from Kentucky" by Jacob D. Green
And so Mother Ceres went wandering about for nine long days and nights.
"Young Folks Treasury, Volume 2 (of 12)" by Various
In the storm last night I wandered through the lines into this very rough country and got lost.
"The Hosts of the Air" by Joseph A. Altsheler
This night wanderer of mean deeds is, indeed, most wicked and cruel.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1"
O wanderer of the night, bear thou my womanhood for a short time!
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2"
I was so lost and unhappy last night; I felt like a wandering Jewess.
"The Militants" by Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews
It is depth unfathomable, it is black as the blackest night, and men wander helplessly therein.
"The Literature of the Ancient Egyptians" by E. A. Wallis Budge
That night we were set upon by a score of wandering Indians.
"French and English" by Evelyn Everett-Green
And only at night he wanders alone in the woods, sorry and ashamed.
"The Curious Book of Birds" by Abbie Farwell Brown
Another day of fruitless wandering succeeded; another night of unrefreshing slumber.
"Historic Tales, Vol. 1 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
There was no wandering alone on the quay for Merefleet that night.
"The Odds" by Ethel M. Dell
She rose and wandered to the window, parting the curtain and looking out into the streaming night.
"The Gay Cockade" by Temple Bailey
To-night we will feast our guests, and hear the story of all their wanderings, and how they came hither out of the ocean.
"Myths That Every Child Should Know" by Various
John wandered like one distraught through the freezing slush and mud of the country roads that night, feeling no fatigue and no discomfort.
"Golden Days for Boys and Girls, Vol. XIII, Nov. 28, 1891" by Various
The Babylonian ghosts of unmarried men and women and of those without offspring were also disconsolate night wanderers.
"Myths of Babylonia and Assyria" by Donald A. Mackenzie
The guide lost his way, and after wandering about nearly all night, the Battalion returned without doing any work.
"The Story of the 6th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry" by Unknown
His first idea was one of surprise that she should be wandering about the house alone at night.
"An Eye for an Eye" by Anthony Trollope
I had a home where love lit the flame on the altar, but I put out the fire and to-night I'm a wanderer without a home.
"Wit, Humor, Reason, Rhetoric, Prose, Poetry and Story Woven into Eight Popular Lectures" by George W. Bain
The Wanderer often asked me to call, for he knows that I have a stiff flask in my pocket every night.
"The Chequers" by James Runciman
It is better to remain quietly in one spot all night than to wander about in the dark and perhaps stumble upon dangerous places.
"On the Trail" by Lina Beard and Adelia Belle Beard
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In poetry:

What it can be I know not,
I cannot read it aright;
And I wander as men will wander
That stray from the path in the night.
"Aimless Longings" by Alexander Anderson
In his farthest wanderings still he sees it;
Hears the talking flame, the answering night-wind,
As he heard them
When he sat with those who were, but are not.
"The Golden Mile-Stone. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The First)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Come, weary-eyed from seeking in the night
Thy wanderers strayed upon the pathless wold,
Who wounded, dying, cry to Thee for light,
And cannot find their fold.
"Honours -- Part II." by Jean Ingelow
My home is so glad, my heart is so light,
My wandering boy has returned to­p;night.
He is blighted and bruised, I know, by sin,
But I am so glad to welcome him in.
"Wanderer's Return" by Frances Ellen Watkins
I left you, and I wandered in the night,
Under the rain, beside the ocean's moan.
All was black dark, but in the north alone
There was a glimmer of the Northern Light.
"The First Meeting" by Robert Fuller Murray
Fast o'er the bleak heath rattling drove a chariot,
"Pity me!" feebly cried the poor night wanderer.
"Pity me Strangers! lest with cold and hunger
Here I should perish.
"The Widow" by Robert Southey

In news:

Abruzzi proprietor Chris Smith was presented with flowers and a signed portrait of the cast of Wandering Appetites on the play's final night KLH Eye.
ONE CHILLY NIGHT MANY years ago, I wandered into a pleasant looking restaurant in Tours, looking for some dinner.
Colorado Mesa University's Outdoor Program presents its next Wednesday Night Wanderings featuring Dr Jon Kedrowski 7:30 pm Wednesday, Nov 14.
Lady Gaga woke up for a late night Thanksgiving snack, wandering into her kitchen with no clothes on only to find a group of fans had broken into her property and were hiding in the garage.
A mistake this tiny does not detract in the least from Marty Scott's fun "night sky wanderers" column in the Union-Bulletin on March 30.
Toddler found wandering alone in middle of the night.
I didn't sleep there every night, and it's not as though I wandered in, jolted awake by nightmares, wearing extra-large footie pajamas.
Hoboken toddler apparently wanders out of home late Wednesday night, crosses two streets and heads into A&P alone, crying .
A toddler wandered into A&P, 614 Clinton St, alone around 11 pm last night, crying .
Lady Gaga awoke in the middle of the night and wandered to the kitchen with no clothes on only to find a group of fans had broken in and were hiding on her property, The Sun reports.
Wander through the mansion 's lavish rooms while mingling with ghosties and ghoulies and things that go bump in the night.
In the middle of a January night, two sheriff's deputies were summoned to an apartment complex in Mulberry, Fla. A 4-year-old girl had been seen wandering there, naked and alone.
Two-year-old wanders into Hoboken supermarket alone last night.
Google Maps A two-year-old wandered from his home on Willow Avenue to the A&P on Clinton Street in Hoboken last night.
A stray cow wandered onto Highway 26 Sunday night and police managed to get it off the busy roadway without anyone getting hurt -- not even the cow.
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In science:

But I did learn a huge amount from him the next year, by wandering around Jadwin Hall (home of Princeton’s physics department) at night.
Matters of Gravity, The Newsletter of the Topical Group in Gravitation of the American Physical Society, Volume 32, Fall 2008
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