Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Venturing; audacity (?).
  • noun The act of strolling idly, dawdling, or loitering.

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  • verb Present participle of saunter.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • 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.

    The Petticoat Commando Boer Women in Secret Service

  • In this passage, Feiffer seems to have been imagining Robin sauntering into his schoolyard in the Bronx.

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  • What THAT does, significantly, is to make the word sauntering stand out.

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  • What THAT does, significantly, is to make the word sauntering stand out.

    Poetry and Prosody

  • While at Walden, Thoreau did an incredible amount of reading and writing, yet he also spent much time "sauntering" in nature.

    Thoreau, Henry David

  • 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

    Long Live the King!

  • 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.

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  • 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.

    Anorak News

  • She stood, sauntering to one of the windows with that hip-swinging swagger that riveted his gaze and ratcheted up his pulse.

    Dreams of a Dark Warrior

  • Though he was several minutes behind, he swiftly reencountered Regin sauntering down Bourbon Street alone.

    Dreams of a Dark Warrior

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  • Done that, haven't yet bought the T-shirt.

    December 21, 2008

  • Ha! Now that's a club I can consider joining.

    December 22, 2008