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[wey-fair-ing] /ˈweɪˌfɛər ɪŋ/
adjective, noun
traveling, especially on foot.
Origin of wayfaring
First recorded in 1530-40; way1 + fare + -ing1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Next morning the snow had vanished, and the white hat must have been obvious to the wayfaring man though a fool.

    Much Darker Days Andrew Lang (AKA A. Huge Longway)
  • Oh that I had in the wilderness a lodging-place of wayfaring men!

    Familiar Quotations John Bartlett
  • Scripture is plain, so that the wayfaring man, though a fool, may not err therein.

  • A wayfaring man means one who is on the way, one who lives on the way.

    Sanctification J. W. Byers
  • Every thing concerning our practice is plain even to wayfaring men.

  • Some man that wayfaring was stood by housedoor at night's oncoming.

    Ulysses James Joyce
  • Of the one it is written: "The wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein."

    Matthew Arnold G. W. E. Russell
  • The law of hospitality opened all doors to the wayfaring freeman.

    Women of England, Volume 9 (of 10) Burleigh James Bartlett
  • The center of the square is a paradise for wayfaring horses, for it is their favorite grazing ground.

  • The wayfaring man, though a fool, need not err here, it is so plain.

    The Grimk Sisters Catherine H. Birney
Word Origin and History for wayfaring

Old English wegfarende; see way + fare (v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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