Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Sauntering; loitering; going about aimlessly.

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Examples

  • After some "dandering" about, in order to strike the corner of Major Davidson's fence, which was as good to us as at home, we caught glimpse of a light, which in that place we knew must be a stranger.

    Personal Recollections of Early Melbourne and Victoria

  • “No! When I see you dandering through this excellent and hopeful world, objecting, obstructing, and breaking the law, displaying your wit on science and order, on the men who toil so ingloriously to swell and use the knowledge that is salvation, this salvation for which our poor world cries to heaven — —”

    A Modern Utopia

  • What in the ... on earth were you folks dreamin 'of, just dandering ashore like that?

    The Gates of Noon

  • "Is it after more lady's-slippers ye're dandering?" called Patsy.

    Seven Miles to Arden

  • I'll keep them dandering about the door for a while, and do you get your horses and out by the back way into the field.

    The Northern Iron

  • "No! When I see you dandering through this excellent and hopeful world, objecting, obstructing, and breaking the law, displaying your wit on science and order, on the men who toil so ingloriously to swell and use the knowledge that is salvation, this salvation for which _our_ poor world cries to heaven ----"

    A Modern Utopia

  • Some twenty-five or thirty men were already gathered, dandering to and fro with hands in pockets, or seated on the bench under the sea wall, waiting for the tide to serve.

    News from the Duchy

  • And no sooner was she within the porch than who should come dandering along the road but Arch'laus Spry.

    News from the Duchy

  • At that moment Un 'Benny Rowett, hands in trouser-pockets, came dandering along.

    Nicky-Nan, Reservist

  • Some months before, as young Seth Minards happened to be dandering along the western cliff-track, he was met and accosted by an officer in uniform, who asked him many questions about the coast, its paths, the coves where a boat might be beached in moderate weather, &c., and made notes on the margin of a map.

    Nicky-Nan, Reservist

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