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[puh-des-tree-uh-niz-uh m] /pəˈdɛs tri əˌnɪz əm/
the exercise or practice of walking.
commonplace or prosaic manner, quality, etc.
Origin of pedestrianism
First recorded in 1800-10; pedestrian + -ism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • She could dance untiringly for hours, but other pedestrianism wearied her.

    A Soldier's Trial

    Charles King
  • Thus, in pedestrianism, other new times have since been set up.

    The Brighton Road Charles G. Harper
  • I had enjoyed all the pleasures of pedestrianism that I wished, and told Naigle to get me a horse for to-morrow.

    Letters from Switzerland Samuel Irenus Prime
  • The shoe is the product of civilization and properly chosen is preferable for pedestrianism in the city and on country roads.

    Touring Afoot Claude Powell Fordyce
  • I said this with an artful delicacy, meant to imply that I was pointing at a very great and valuable privilege of pedestrianism.

    A Day's Ride Charles James Lever
  • He felt that his unworthy friend was bringing disgrace upon the causes of poetry and pedestrianism.

    Two Knapsacks

    John Campbell
  • He was a little footsore from his previous day's pedestrianism, and he could make up his mind for no long excursions.

    Kipps H. G. Wells
  • Now, the true charm of pedestrianism does not lie in the walking, or in the scenery, but in the talking.

    A Tramp Abroad, Complete Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • He gave it up in the spring of 1809, and returned to leisure, poetry, and pedestrianism.

  • Now, their manner of doing this I denounce as the most revolting specimen of self-distortion and pedestrianism imaginable.

    Ti-Ping Tien-Kwoh Augustus F. Lindley

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