Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Plural form of straggler.

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • He could hear them on the plain beyond the lodge gate, hundreds of stragglers from the main herd spread out on the veld, swarming the dirt trail that led down to the water hole.

    The Laugh

  • Yeah, maybe that's leaving some people out in the cold, but as long as the overwhelming majority of people benefit, a couple of stragglers is par for the course.

    How To Fix Eeyore, Part One

  • Whether we had fallen into the hands of highwaymen, or of stragglers from the French army, was doubtful for a while, as not a syllable was spoken, nor a sound uttered, except by the unhappy functionaries, who grumbled prodigiously as they were dragged along through "rough and smooth, moss and mire," and whose pace was evidently quickened by many a kick and blow of the fusil.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 55, No. 341, March, 1844

  • She has been assisting Servia with money and arms; she brought two corps of the Russian army through England; she has assisted in a monetary so it was that everywhere I went I met stragglers from the British army, men who had been left during the dark hours of the night.

    Belgium's Heroic Resistance

  • Occasional news is brought in, and received with deep interest of the state of the banks, of the losses or gains of the different individuals, or of the result of the vacas, (a sort of general purse into which each puts in two or three ounces,) by different stragglers from the gambling-houses, who have themselves only ventured a few ounces, and who prefer the society of ladies to that of the Monte players.

    Life in Mexico, During a Residence of Two Years in That Country

  • When, however, Agesilaus, as he had announced, marched into the level country near Sardis, Tissaphernes was obliged to hurry thither with all speed; and by means of his cavalry he cut off many stragglers from the Greek army.

    Plutarch's Lives Volume III.

  • But he was instigated by ambition, he desired to rule over these last stragglers from the fold of death; his projects went so far, as to cause him to calculate that, if, from these crushed remains, a few survived, so that a new race should spring up, he, by holding tight the reins of belief, might be remembered by the post-pestilential race as

    III.5

  • Lesson two, try not to arrive in a strange city late at night, especially when it’s filled with still-hungover stragglers from the SuperBowl.

    Don’t go to Dayton in February and Other Lessons Learned on the Road | The Stiletto Gang

  • Considering Respect seem to suck in ragtag stragglers from all types of indfineably left wing gangs, I'd say there's a good chance there is some overlap.

    GOD'S COMICS...

  • We had scarcely left the place of encampment, when shoutings were heard, and signal fires lit up in every direction by the natives, to give warning I imagine of our being abroad, and to call stragglers to their camp.

    Journals of expeditions of discovery into Central Australia, and overland from Adelaide to King George's Sound, in the years 1840-1

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.