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Evidently, from the description, it could be no other than the peripatetic Wulf.

But how rarely nowadays do we see this peripatetic shoeblack!

Plato was the chief of the academic sect, and Aristotle of the peripatetic.

There was no catalogue, the smiling director forming a peripatetic one.

Inconvenience to the Peripatetic school from the loss of its library.

"I may be a peripatetic philosopher, for all you know," said Farr, teasingly.

Very well, then; let them stop talking about the Peripatetic philosophers.

But the peripatetic dealer was not to be repulsed at the first charge.

The Peripatetic and the Stoic doctrines seem not to have appealed to the fair sex.

And this peripatetic postures for the rest of his life as an authority on Spain!

WORD ORIGIN

c.1400, "disciple of Aristotle," from Old French perypatetique (14c.), from Latin peripateticus "pertaining to the disciples or philosophy of Aristotle," from Greek peripatetikos "given to walking about" (especially while teaching), from peripatein "walk up and down, walk about," from peri- "around" (see peri-) + patein "to walk, tread" (see find (v.)). Aristotle's custom was to teach while strolling through the Lyceum in Athens. In English, the philosophical meaning is older than that of "person who wanders about" (1610s).

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