from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Present participle of saunter.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Venturing; audacity (?).
- n. The act of strolling idly, dawdling, or loitering.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
At this point Carlo raised himself with the utmost deliberation, yawned, stretched himself, and sauntering (I cannot call it anything except _sauntering_) slowly towards his mistress, laid his full length on the ground between her and the Tommy.
In this passage, Feiffer seems to have been imagining Robin sauntering into his schoolyard in the Bronx.
What THAT does, significantly, is to make the word sauntering stand out.
While at Walden, Thoreau did an incredible amount of reading and writing, yet he also spent much time "sauntering" in nature.
It was Miss Braithwaite's conviction that this prank, and several other things, such as sauntering about with his hands in his pockets, and referring to his hat as a "lid," were all the result of his meeting that
Then one day there were no live hens, just bodies and heads strewn all around, and on the cctv film she and her husband watched one fox, as Robert put it, "sauntering" up the avenue and staging the massacre.
She stood, sauntering to one of the windows with that hip-swinging swagger that riveted his gaze and ratcheted up his pulse.
Though he was several minutes behind, he swiftly reencountered Regin sauntering down Bourbon Street alone.
Would Aidan have remained forever a sauntering, pleasure-seeking rake hopping from scrape to scrape and bed to bed?
And two minutes later, I step back into the room, sauntering over toward the bed, removing the bathrobe and letting it fall to the floor.
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