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The path meanders through the vineyards.
  to move slowly in a winding or indefinite direction — (often said of a river, or path, or conversation)
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  • The path meanders through the vineyards.
  • Her journey back was rather a meander than a march.
    Hardy, Thomas  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles - A Pure Woman
  • It was one of a meandering row of mossy, green-roofed cottages lined up along a stream bank
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Bean Trees
  • he meandered along the shore.
    Ben Mikaeslen  --  Touching Spirit Bear

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  • I watched the currents meander, the lazy ripples that once in a while broke along the surface.
    Sue Monk Kidd  --  The Secret Life of Bees
  • meandering around the countryside
    Robert Cormier  --  I Am the Cheese
  • It leads through the front doors and turns into a hallway, which meanders between rows of lockers and classrooms on both sides, finally entering the always-open door to first period.
    Jay Asher  --  Thirteen Reasons Why
  • The roads in the cemetery meandered, turning this way and that, so I was constantly shifting back and forth...
    Carl Deuker  --  Gym Candy
  • Grandma warns me to take the dinner can directly and not be meandering, looking this way and that, kicking canisters and ruining the toes of my shoes.
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela’s Ashes
  • Ol’ Sam would meander off a little to the left and I would holler, "Gee!"; but he was hard of hearing and...
    Forest Carter  --  Education of Little Tree

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  • I meandered off the sidewalk a little, heading toward the old trees that lined the eastern side of the thick wall surrounding the school grounds.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Betrayed
  • When his general discovered that Maycomb was meandering in the hills while the Creeks were lurking in every pine thicket in the south, he dispatched a friendly Indian runner to Maycomb with the message, Move south, damn you.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • After a mile, a breeze meanders past, and for a second, I think I smell smoke and death.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • His eyes are on it, but his mind is keeping track of the kid as he meanders through the shop, looking at things, like he might want to buy something.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • Our dad was nearly gone—his (nasty) mind, his (miserable) heart, both murky as he meandered toward the great gray beyond.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • As flattering as Luke’s appreciation was, what appealed to her most was the way he made everything appear easy, from the unflappable way he’d handled Brian to their meandering conversation.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • In fact, this was the first time I’d ever seen them look so poorly focused, eyes meandering around the room, several of them on edge.
    Kiera Cass  --  The One
  • The conversation meanders off the game.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • She meandered her way over to him, and when he saw her, his face brightened.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • Purled and meandering lines drawn by knives; brain and bone exposed by stones; the rope still digging at his throat.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • One hot summer day I was meandering aimlessly beside a little local creek when I came upon a stagnant pool.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • This road is like the meandering course of a life.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • Over time the riders had fashioned a clear path, which went up over Bedley Hill and down the far side, where it meandered through several square miles of undeveloped county land.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • Cinder pulled back against the wall bordering the palace, out of the way as the citizens meandered past.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • Time seemed to have stretched and become meaningless anyway, its passage blurred by endless drinks and meandering conversations.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • Celaena didn’t hear him, and though they talked for a good hour afterward meandering through the grounds, she couldn’t get her heart to calm.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • They walked the creek woods all the way to the zoo, meandering wordlessly throughout the snowy enchantment.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Maniac Magee
  • "We’re almost there," my father assured us as we crossed the Vistula, the river that meanders through the city.
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box
  • Some front walkways go straight to the door, and others meander in a curvy path.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • The scent of new-mown grass was rank, sweet, warmly green to the nostrils, reminding me of countryside prospects and distances—fields and lanes perhaps not too different from those once meandered upon by the young Bobby Weed, whom Nathan had implanted like a pulsing lesion in my brain.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Their camp spilled across the farm road that meandered around Camp Half-Blood’s southeast perimeter.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • The talk had switched back to English, and the tone was serious, no longer the meandering chat of the horse-obsessed.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • Earlier, the galleries had seemed fairly straightforward, a meandering but logical sequence where all tributaries flowed into the gift shop.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Connor had other ideas and set a meandering pace on the winding road.
    Nora Roberts  --  Dark Witch
  • We’re just meandering."
    John Corey Whaley  --  Nogin
  • Every conversation meandered back to food.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • Still, I brush my teeth before meandering down the hall, effectively killing another five minutes.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • The sky was a satin azure, dimmed slightly by the haze, the air cool and light with a meandering breeze.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • The result of this meandering inquiry is the book now before you.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • The tinkling of a piano meanders up through the window and to my ears.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • They descended from the knoll and meandered toward Farthen Dur.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • And one day it will hit him, walking along some meandering river, or gazing out at an untracked snowfield, that his father’s disappearance is no longer an open, raw wound.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • We walked for hours through the city, long meandering walks that took in whole neighborhoods which we would pass through without buying a thing or speaking to anyone.
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water
  • Langdon stared down at the meandering swatch of black.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • They watched Hagrid meander tipsily up to the castle.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • On that side meandered hundreds of deer.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • Old Jesse did indeed meander back home soon afterward, but Mr. Jackson still always gave me an odd look whenever he saw me go by on my bike.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • The sermon had meandered from the pious Susanna to Rahab, the harlot of Jericho.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • Obviously a mixture of symbolic and character-based language, the text meandered around the page in no apparent order.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • After crossing a low vale, through which a gushing brook meandered, he suddenly ascended a hill, so steep and difficult of ascent, that the sisters were compelled to alight in order to follow.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
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