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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Wayfare The act of journeying; travel; passage.
    • v. i Wayfare To journey; to travel; to go to and fro. "A certain Laconian, as he wayfared, came unto a place where there dwelt an old friend of his."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • wayfare To journey; travel, especially on foot: now only in the present participle or the verbal noun.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Wayfare to travel on foot
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Way, + fare, to go
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. weg; Ger. weg, L. via, Sans. vaha, akin to vehĕre, to carry.


In literature:

I would suggest to the wayfarer to breakfast in the garden of the Madrid and dine at the Angleterre.
"The Gourmet's Guide to Europe" by Algernon Bastard
Many a disappointed wayfarer was turned away from the lonely tower.
"The Great Book-Collectors" by Charles Isaac Elton and Mary Augusta Elton
They were like the newsboys of to-day, running up to each wayfarer to offer their services, and always glad to pick up a few pennies.
"Sir Joshua Reynolds" by Estelle M. Hurll
These three are "The Last Supper," "The Fisher of Men," and "The Wayfarer.
"Irish Plays and Playwrights" by Cornelius Weygandt
But half a mile down the road, they came upon a slow-going, limping wayfarer.
"The Terrible Twins" by Edgar Jepson
A path unnaturally smooth, Vye thought, as if shaped to funnel wayfarers on.
"Star Hunter" by Andre Alice Norton
Among these wayfarers was Conrad Schmidt, hastening from his mistress' house to his mother's distant dwelling.
"The Young Carpenters of Freiberg" by Anonymous
It is very well to preach to the wayfarer that his duty is to go forward and not tarry.
"Sword and Gown" by George A. Lawrence
At the "Nine Miles House" the wayfarers rested, either in the sanded parlour, or the common kitchen of the ale-house.
"Girlhood and Womanhood" by Sarah Tytler
I am merely a chance wayfarer passing through the town on my way west.
"The House in the Mist" by Anna Katharine Green
It would be difficult to encounter a wayfarer of more wretched appearance.
"Standard Selections" by Various
Yet the wayfarer was greeted with kindness, his tale of woe heard.
"Bakemono Yashiki (The Haunted House)" by James S. De Benneville
Go back to Wayfarer's Tickle.
"Doctor Luke of the Labrador" by Norman Duncan
At length the wayfarers all entered the gates of Verona.
"Theodoric the Goth" by Thomas Hodgkin
He found in his house four wayfarers, who had also come in for shelter.
"Captains of Industry" by James Parton
Now don't you wish; Madam, you had had compassion on the wayfarer?
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 83, September, 1864" by Various
He didn't know much, to be sure; but he was capable of entering into a joke and introducing Timothy to the Wayfarers' Dole.
"Brother Copas" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
No cup of tea to thirsty wayfarer was ever surely so grandly rewarded!
"Seen and Unseen" by E. Katharine Bates
Suppose the cool night air had already done its work and sobered the wayfarer enough to render him obstinate or even dangerous!
"Reginald Cruden" by Talbot Baines Reed
For a time the wearied wayfarers keep on without exchanging a word.
"The Lone Ranche" by Captain Mayne Reid

In poetry:

Wayfarers all, we know not whence
We came, nor whitherwards we go.
Deep in our hearts a haunting sense
That somewhere we shall know.
"The Wayfarers" by George Essex Evans
The wayfarer, at noon reposing,
Shall bless its shadow on the grass,
Or sheep beneath it huddle, dozing
Until the thundergust o'erpass.
"On Planting A Tree At Inveraray" by James Russell Lowell
But there our own high windows shine,
The evening fire is lit we see,
Wayfaring shoes let us resign,
And you will sing that hymn to me.
"An Autumn Evening" by William Bell Scott
'Tis noon. At noon the Hebrew bowed the knee
And worshipped, while the husbandmen withdrew
From the scorched field, and the wayfaring man
Grew faint, and turned aside by bubbling fount,
Or rested in the shadow of the palm.
"Noon" by William Cullen Bryant
A STREAMLET is a bright and beauteous creature
In some wide desert, where it keeps apart
Of each wayfarer’s heart:
The Star of Evening is a gracious feature,
Instinct as ’twere with all the love that eyes
Have looked through at the skies.
"Emblems" by Charles Harpur
'Also, for I have told thee, oh dear Spring,
Thou knowest after I had sunk outworn
In the late summer gloom till Autumn came,
I looked up in the light of burning Woods
And entered on my wayfare when I saw
Gold on the ground and glory in the trees.
"Crazed" by Sydney Thompson Dobell

In news:

Joe Legge 's "official funeral ceremony" was held at the Estatoah Wayfarers' Chapel in Dillard, Ga. On Jan 17 at 4 pm The Rev.
Liveaboards swarmed ashore Tuesday night to pack City Hall and declare their opposition to proposed fees and regulations affecting their free, wayfaring lifestyle.
Michelle Williams is a poor wayfaring stranger in 'Wendy and Lucy'.
Wayfare Tavern's Hangtown Fry.
INTERVIEWS Hear Wild International's Polyrhythmic Headbanger 'Young Wayfarer '.
If you name a pair of sunglasses Wayfarer, it is bound to have some traveling to do.
JetDirect Closes, Wayfarer Takes Over.
Charter and aircraft management provider JetDirect Aviation ceased operations in April and Wayfarer Aviation subsequently announced that it had purchased "substantially all" the company's assets.
After all, the Wayfarer 's hotel sponsor is a Quality Inn, and what charms it has are a bit hidden behind a parking lot next to a Macy's.
The Hulseys were married June 30, 1962, at the Church of the Wayfarer in Carmel.
British singer Jamie Woon made a splash with an inspired a cappella version of the folk song "Wayfaring Stranger," but on his full-length debut, Mirrorwriting, he stretches out with a hybrid of electronic styles.
This zipper -trimmed take on the classic boxy Wayfarer shape (available starting March 1.
N this photo taken Monday, Oct 29, 2012, chef Tyler Florence puts a finishing touch to his fried chicken dish in the kitchen at his Wayfare Tavern in San Francisco.
N this photo taken Monday, Oct 29, 2012, chef Tyler Florence poses outside his Wayfare Tavern in San Francisco.
In this photo taken Monday, Oct 29, 2012, chef Tyler Florence prepares a dish of fried chicken in the kitchen at his Wayfare Tavern in San Francisco.