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volitō āvī, ātus, āre, freq.

2 volo, to fly to and fro, fly around, flit about, flutter: aves volitare: (volucris) Propter humum volitat, O.: aquila cum magno clamore volitans, L.To fly about, flutter, float around, hover, wander: volitans totā acie, L.: mediis in milibus Ductores, V.: totā Asiā vagatur, volitat ut rex: volitant per mare navitae, cruise, H.: stellae: litora circum, V.: et tenues animae volitare silentum, O.: si nostri animi . . . volitare cupiant vacui curā, to wander about.— Fig., to fly, flutter about, fly to and fro, move: volito vivu' per ora virūm, Enn. ap. C.: speremus nostrum nomen volitare latissime.—To aspire, rise, be elevated, be elated: nec volitabo in hoc insolentius: (Clodius) volitat, furit.

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