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synonyms for vicarious

  • by proxy
  • commissioned
  • delegated
  • deputed
  • empathetic
  • eventual
  • imagined
  • indirect
  • pretended
  • secondary
  • substituted
  • substitutional
  • surrogate
  • sympathetic
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How to use vicarious in a sentence

One of the perks of the job, Goucher told me, was getting a vicarious thrill of being close to the action of elite-level competition.
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Acknowledging vicarious trauma and weathering in refugees and migrants from instability itself is important.
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You may think I'm offering myself as a sort of vicarious atonement—if your Doris fails you—but I'm not, really.
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This always occasioned a double execution, for the wrath or revenge of Louis was never satisfied with a vicarious punishment.
QUENTIN DURWARDSIR WALTER SCOTT
Here are three measures of subjugation, all flowing from the same fountain of Principle—vicarious government by a feudal superior.
THE TRIAL OF THEODORE PARKERTHEODORE PARKER
To-day he was in the state of mind when even vicarious good 202 deeds are a support and a consolation.
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The scandalmonger, inhibited from doing the forbidden thing, enjoys himself by a vicarious indulgence in rottenness.
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Datura looked to Aaron like a city from the Bible, giving it a certain vicarious familiarity.
BLIND MAN'S LANTERNALLEN KIM LANG
Punch distrusted Socialism because, in his view, it led in practice to vicarious generosity.
MR. PUNCH'S HISTORY OF MODERN ENGLAND VOL. IV OF IV.CHARLES L. GRAVES
The dishes were vicarious, a substitute for that greater destiny out of which Hannah had been cheated by fate.
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WORDS RELATED TO VICARIOUS

  • closing
  • conditional
  • consequent
  • contingent
  • dependent
  • down the pike
  • down the road
  • ending
  • endmost
  • ensuing
  • final
  • hindmost
  • in the cards
  • indirect
  • inevitable
  • last
  • later
  • latter
  • overall
  • possible
  • prospective
  • resulting
  • secondary
  • succeeding
  • terminal
  • ulterior
  • ultimate
  • vicarious
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