Definition of Mope around
1. Verb. Move around slowly and aimlessly.
Lexicographical Neighbors of Mope Around
mop the floor with someone
mope around (current term)
Literary usage of Mope around
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1916)
"... away from home for the first time and with strangers, takes real pluck. Some boys go down under it. They get melancholy, they mope around by themselves, ..."
2. Makers of America: Biographies of Leading Men of Thought and Action, the Men (1916)
"They would mope around, then seem to give up and die. The Virginians bore up better. "I remember one poor fellow from Mercer County, Virginia, named Vest. ..."
3. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1893)
"An ;in i inal infected with the poison of thedisease becomes at first listless and indifferent, being more inclined to mope around with drooping head and ..."
4. The Best Short Stories of ... and the Yearbook of the American Short Story edited by Edward Joseph Harrington O'Brien (1917)
"His people saw he was too sickly to work, so they let him mope around by himself. He used to spend most of his time in the woodshed, whittlin' pine models ..."
5. The Boy Scouts' Year Book by Boy Scouts of America (1921)
"Because if they are let run loose they'll be stolen, and so they always go out on leash and have to mope around the house all the time. ..."