He reads biographies, he dreams of great men—a vicarious pleasure, presumably.
But the appeal of Harlequins is more than just vicarious sex.
David, I want to shake you and say, do not use our lives as vicarious proof for your consumer conservatism.
But the old city, site of the bull run, has the inevitable trappings of a theme park for aficionados of the vicarious kind.
You may feel dizzy from all the vicarious Scotch-drinking, too; the series is that visceral.
Shut out from active happiness, Artsybashev may have taken this method of vicarious delight.
I could, perhaps, wring a somber, vicarious joy from the things that might have been.
There is a great deal of vicarious penance done in this world.
Thus she can have a vicarious career by virtue of what she has put into her husband's.
He hid himself in the pew with a feeling of vicarious shame.
1630s, from Latin vicarius "substitute, deputy" (adj. and n.), from vicis "turn, change, exchange, substitution," from PIE root *weik-, *weig- "to bend, wind" (cf. Sanskrit visti "changing, changeable;" Old English wician "to give way, yield," wice "wych elm;" Old Norse vikja "to bend, turn;" Swedish viker "willow twig, wand;" German wechsel "change"). Related: Vicariously.
vicarious vi·car·i·ous (vī-kâr'ē-əs, -kār'-, vĭ-)
Felt or undergone as if one were taking part in the experience or feelings of another.
Occurring in or performed by a part of the body not normally associated with a certain function.