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vahy ke ree uhs

  • s  experienced at secondhand
    read about mountain climbing and felt vicarious excitement
  • s  occurring in an abnormal part of the body instead of the usual site involved in that function
    vicarious menstruation
  • s  suffered or done by one person as a substitute for another
    vicarious atonement

  • In this feat of the New Zealand beekeeper, Edmund Hillary, and the sinewy Sherpa tribesman, Tenzing, millions down in the mundane valleys felt a vicarious exhilaration.
  • It was, as if, the whole country derived vicarious pleasure in the win of their football team over their traditional rivals.
  • It's hard to pinpoint the precise draw of reality TV: There's the vicarious thrill of talent competitions like American Idol, with its promise of stardom for shower-singers; there .

  • Marty Whelan in
    Marty said: "In these cash-strapped times it's great to be part of a show that brings such a sense of possibility to people's lives. I think Irish people get a real kick out of watching the contestants' good fortune and take vicarious pleasure in...

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