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Straying Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    straying adj : unable to find your way; "found the straying sheep"
Straying Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Stray \Stray\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Strayed; p. pr. & vb. n. Straying.] [OF. estraier, estraer, to stray, or as adj., stray, fr. (assumed) L. stratarius roving the streets, fr. L. strata (sc. via) a paved road. See Street, and Stray, a.]
  1. To wander, as from a direct course; to deviate, or go out of the way. Thames among the wanton valleys strays. --Denham.
  2. To wander from company, or from the proper limits; to rove at large; to roam; to go astray. Now, until the break of day, Through this house each fairy stray. --Shak. A sheep doth very often stray. --Shak.
  3. Figuratively, to wander from the path of duty or rectitude; to err. We have erred and strayed from thy ways. --??? of Com. Prayer. While meaner things, whom instinct leads, Are rarely known to stray. --Cowper. Syn: To deviate; err; swerve; rove; roam; wander.
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