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A journey, especially a long or meandering one:‘she kept Aunt Ilsa company on her peregrinations’
travels, wanderings, journeys, voyages, expeditions, explorations, perambulations, odysseys, trips, treks, excursionsglobetrotting, travelling, wandering, journeying, roving, roaming, wayfaring, trekkingView synonyms
- ‘During these peregrinations he owed much to the generosity of friends and patrons; otherwise he maintained himself by a succession of clerical, secretarial, and tutorial posts and by teaching and copying music.’
- ‘In the arcade, the small, solemn huddles of old men continue their peregrinations.’
- ‘He succeeds without competition, thanks to his years of journalistic peregrinations spent in inhaling and memorising the classic picture-postcard scenes of Jammu and Kashmir.’
- ‘As all this occurs, his narrative voice partakes in dizzying peregrinations into alliteration and poetic eloquence as he discusses the failure of language in doing justice to the comic's visuals.’
- ‘A revolution in remote-sensing technology is already making it possible for scientists to see the underwater pathways that marine mammals such as seals and whales use on their mysterious peregrinations.’
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