a restless or wandering person
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How to use rolling stone in a sentence
Mullins quotes Stewart from an interview with rolling stone.David Gregory's 'Meet the Press' Eviction Exposed in Washingtonian Takedown | Lloyd Grove | December 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In the same house where rolling stone's Jackie says she was.I Was Gang Raped at a UVA Frat 30 Years Ago, and No One Did Anything | Liz Seccuro | December 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But after rolling stone's rape story debacle, how much momentum does the call to ban fraternities have left?
UPDATE: Managing editor Will Dana took greater responsibility for rolling stone's errors in a series of tweets Friday evening.Rolling Stone Said Yesterday U-VA Rape Story Was ‘Entirely Credible’ | Lloyd Grove | December 5, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Dean Teresa A. Sullivan praised the “overwhelming response by this community to condemn the evil acts” reported by rolling stone.Why It Was Right to Question Rolling Stone’s U-VA Rape Story | Michael Moynihan | December 5, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Like me, he entered railway life in 1867; but, p. 69unlike me, has not been a rolling stone.Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland | Joseph Tatlow
But in reply to their warning that "a rolling stone gathers no moss" he said that that was not his aim.The Minister and the Boy | Allan Hoben
For years he has been a rolling stone, but always said that when he settled down he would come to Colester.The Pagan's Cup | Fergus Hume
We keep repeating the silly proverb that a rolling stone gathers no moss, as if moss were a desirable parasite.A Treatise on Parents and Children | George Bernard Shaw
He is a rolling stone that gathers no moss, but manages to glue itself to greenbacks at every turn.The Trail of '98 | Robert W. Service
Other Idioms and Phrases with rolling stone
A person who moves about a great deal and never settles down, as in Kate's lived in ten cities in as many years—she's a real rolling stone. This expression is a shortening of the proverb a rolling stone gathers no moss, first recorded in 1523, which indicates that one who never settles anywhere will not do well. After some 300 years of this interpretation, in the mid-1800s the value of gathering moss (and staying put) began to be questioned, and in current usage the term is most often used without any particular value judgment.
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