would rove

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  • He would rove the fields while the rest were working in them. Cited from Under the Skylights, by Henry Blake Fuller
  • No lady would rove about the heath at all hours of the day and night as she does. Cited from The Return of the Native, by Thomas Hardy
  • Sometimes she would shut herself in her room, but more often would rove the fields and woods in ecstasy. Cited from Youth: Its Education, by G. Stanley Hall
  • The poor feller were faithful and true enough to her in his wish, but his heart would rove, do what he would. Cited from Far From the Madding Crowd, Thomas Hardy
  • As she grew older she would rove about with the larger hens, but was very tame, and always liked the house. Cited from Cinderella; or, The Little Glass Slipper, et. al.
  • At times, however, stopping to rest and carefully scan her labour for faults, her mind would rove far out into life. Cited from His Second Wife, by Ernest Poole
  • From these scenes they would rove on, and, both delighting in contrast, enter some squalid and obscure quarter of the city. Cited from The Disowned, by E. B. Lytton, Vol. 2
  • Oh, far away I then would rove To some secluded bushy grove; There hop and sing with careless glee. Cited from Poetical Works, by Henry Kirk White
  • You say you would rove Where the bud cannot wither; Where Araby's perfumes Each breeze wafteth thither. Cited from Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 1, Complete, ed. by Sir Mark Lemon
  • It was a comfort, too, to see Those dogs that from him ne'er would rove, And always eyed him reverently, With glances of depending love. Cited from The Dog, by William Youatt
  • But they know not how brave in battle you are, Or they never could think you would rove; For 'tis always the spirit most gallant in war That is fondest and truest in Love. Cited from The Complete Poems of Sir Thomas Moore,by T. Moore
  • When they met on a Friday evening, and it was fine, they would rove the streets, Gibbie taking Donal to the places he knew so well in his childhood, and enjoying it the more that he could now tell him so much better what he remembered. Cited from Sir Gibbie, by George MacDonald
  • This is no capricious proceeding: it is marked by wisdom and goodness, since our real happiness depends on the regulation of those passions which, but for such dispensations, would rove with unhallowed eccentricity from the chief good. Cited from Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. I, by F. A. Cox
  • Then to another shore perhaps would rove, With Plato talk in his Ilyssian grove; Or, wandering where the Thespian palace rose, Weep once again o'er fair Jocasta's woes. Cited from Poetical Works, by Henry Kirk White