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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of lope.


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  • On impulse, Call loped after Captain King, thinking perhaps they could negotiate for the cattle while looking for the carpenters—it might speed things up a little.

    Comanche Moon

  • Call loped through it with Deets, to look at the crossing.

    Lonesome Dove

  • He had a funny walk, kind of loped, and he had - his posture wasn't great and so on.

    Philip Roth: On Writing, Aging And 'Nemesis'

  • "Ony 'bout four mild," was the discouraging reply, as Youth "loped" on in advance.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 04, No. 23, September, 1859

  • The exaltation of liquor, however, appeared only to intensify his characteristics: his face became more lugubrious and melancholy; his manner more ceremonious and dignified; and, erect and stiff in his saddle from the waist upwards, but leaning from side to side with the motion of his horse, like the tall mast of some laboring sloop, he "loped" away towards the House of the Lost Mission.


  • They loped across the ground, splitting and braiding back and forth.

    Crimson Wind

  • Milo loped up to her, pushing his snout into her hand.

    A Light at Winter’s End

  • Taking the form of the lean hounds from the art, these smoke hounds loped happily around the circle three times before lying down and fading.

    Arcane Circle

  • I could watch him for hours, his shoulders shifting as he loped over the roof, his mussed hair falling over his forehead.

    My Fair Succubi

  • The remaining Merbreth paused, cocking their massive heads, then broke away as one and loped off down the hill.

    Dust and Blood


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