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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of stray.
- adj. Who has lost his way.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Wandering; astray: as, strayed cattle; a strayed reveler.
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Though we've strayed from the original point of the post, I feel compelled to answer you.
The present bench has strayed from the firm ground of that ruling.
Creel informed him that he had just written a six-page letter to Upton Sinclair renouncing his recent endorsement for the candidate on grounds that he had strayed from the Democratic platform.
But also think about dedication so complete that "anybody who strayed from the nest to get laid, or try to get laid, was a traitor."
The love of money is a root of all kinds of evil/for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness.
And there were other bits and pieces in the movie that really strayed from the book, I thought.
In other words, if Dede Scozzafava were the Republican counterpart to Joe Lieberman, it would make sense to say that her opponents were trying to purify the party and punish anyone who strayed from the approved line.
And they chronicle how the heavenly Father continued to reach for me, even as I stumbled and strayed from the narrow way.
The next day in Carroll, while a counter-protest led by Neu occurred, Hurley strayed from the topic of judicial activism to discuss traditional marriage versus gay couples.
There was a frustrating absence of interesting spatial patterns, and they rarely strayed from the safety of synchronized group dancing to take on a more complex structure.
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