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truantry

[troo-uh n-tree] /ˈtru ən tri/
noun, plural truantries.
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Origin of truantry
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English; see truant, -ry
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  • Such journey would be the soul of truantry and you should set out upon the road every spring when the wind comes warm.

    Journeys to Bagdad Charles S. Brooks
  • Most of us are 19admitted into truantry by the accidents, merely, of our senses.

    Journeys to Bagdad Charles S. Brooks
  • There is something rather stirring in such prodigious marshaling, but I hear you ask what this has to do with truantry.

    Journeys to Bagdad Charles S. Brooks
  • That was one thing, at least, from which my truantry protected me.

  • Then the truth came out, and, had I been only for a mild walk on the links, retribution would have overtaken my truantry.

    Prester John John Buchan
  • He was a little man, pale and stooped, but with a genius for truantry—a pilgrim of the Bagdad road.

    Journeys to Bagdad Charles S. Brooks
  • It was but yesterday on my return from work that I witnessed a sight that moved me pleasantly to thoughts of truantry.

    Journeys to Bagdad Charles S. Brooks
  • The child has this truantry when he plays at Indian, for he fashions the universe to his desires.

    Journeys to Bagdad Charles S. Brooks
  • Rather, the smell of the place urges me indeterminately, diffusedly, to truantry.

    Journeys to Bagdad Charles S. Brooks
  • You once suspected me of truantry from your charms—Quedo, quedo!

    The Entailed Hat George Alfred Townsend

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