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vicariously

[ vahy-kair-ee-uhs-lee, vi- ]
/ vaɪˈkɛər i əs li, vɪ- /
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adverb

through the experience of another person: Adventure novels transport us to strange lands, fraught with perilous situations and terrifying monsters we can vicariously vanquish.

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Origin of vicariously

non·vi·car·i·ous·ly, adverbun·vi·car·i·ous·ly, adverb
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