Straying

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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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    • ‘Incidents of tigers straying into human habitat will rise’
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    • Reader View: Opera productions straying off course
      Several recent letters deploring productions at The Santa Fe Opera are unfortunate but true: Opera house managers of today are more focused on the bottom line than artistic integrity. To be sure, in this era of artistic philistines, one can be sympathetic: Money is always a problem, and even the venerable Rome Opera House is on the verge of closing. On the other h Read more on this news related to 'Straying'
    • 'UK police straying too far from remit'
      The police are straying too far from their remit. The last thing they should do is take on responsibilities that belong to other agencies Read more on this news related to 'Straying'

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