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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    • Titans must show they have shored up run defense
      NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Tennessee Titans know they made mistakes. Blaming the switch to a 3-4 scheme would be the easy out, though game tape shows exactly where they messed up by straying from gaps. Read more on this news related to 'Straying'
    • Titans know they must prove they fixed run defense
      The Tennessee Titans know they made mistakes. Blaming the switch to a 3-4 scheme would be the easy out, though game tape shows exactly where they messed up by straying from gaps. Read more on this news related to 'Straying'
    • Straying from beaten path worth the time
      Rule: When a friend texts, “I miss you,” and you both have the day off, and she says, “Let’s do something we’ve never done before,” that’s exactly what you do the next day. Read more on this news related to 'Straying'

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