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  • To escape the heat, the boys and I often ambled into the coolness of the forest after the chores were done.   (source)
    ambled = walked leisurely
  • It wandered along in curves and easy angles, swayed off and up in a pleasant tangent to the top of a small hill, ambled down again between fringes of beehung clover, and then cut sidewise across a meadow.   (source)
  • I looked up at the sky as I ambled toward Harold, and thought about the stars in Cassiopeia, centuries of light-time from me and from one another.   (source)
  • Then, having had his fun, he ambles away.   (source)
    ambles = walks leisurely
  • He ambled up to Thomas slowly and stopped right in front of him.   (source)
    ambled = walked leisurely
  • Satisfied that I was not a menace, he ambled off.   (source)
  • We ambled toward Senor Saguaro.   (source)
  • Farther along, he saw the dark shape of a howler monkey, ambling along the edge of the mangrove swamp.   (source)
    ambling = walking leisurely
  • They ambled across the square, shuffled in and out of the stores around it, took their time about everything.   (source)
    ambled = walked leisurely
  • Boys ambled past our door toward the bathroom, and there was a period of steadily pouring shower water.   (source)
  • I ambled slowly back toward the playground, pausing to push Mahtob and Amir on the swings for a moment.   (source)
  • I walked back to the door, stepping aside as Monica ambled past me, yawning widely.   (source)
  • ...he ambles acrost the road to the feller's car.   (source)
    ambles = walks leisurely
  • We both laughed, ambling on towards the house.   (source)
    ambling = walking leisurely
  • You thought you had done very well out of it all, and could now just amble back and have a nice quiet time in the country.   (source)
    amble = walk leisurely
  • Mr. Bhaer soon joined her, looking rather out of his element, and presently several of the philosophers, each mounted on his hobby, came ambling up to hold an intellectual tournament in the recess.   (source)
    ambling = walking leisurely
  • Charles, on the extreme edge of the seat, held the reins with his two arms wide apart, and the little horse ambled along in the shafts that were too big for him.   (source)
    ambled = walked slowly
  • You can't always just keep ambling along, doing …."†   (source)
  • Almondine ambled into the hallway and down to the entrance and he followed.†   (source)
  • They're gone," she called out, but someone was ambling up our driveway.†   (source)
  • They ambled over the grass, nudging aside the wolf pups with their blunt faces.†   (source)
  • After a couple of hours of conversation, he would amble over to Mamaw's house and spend the morning watching TV or playing cards.†   (source)
  • Claire stays on the other side of the room with her parents, but Connor ambles over and stands next to Rose.†   (source)
  • A huge white horse, of the kind that the people who know horses would call a "grey," came ambling up the side of the hill.†   (source)
  • With one fluid motion, it swung around and ambled silently down toward the waterline.†   (source)
  • Before taking his seat, he ambled over to the bench where the plaintiffs were sitting and greeted each of them.†   (source)
  • That would be nice, I thought, just to see him ambling down the sidewalk, just to watch him from a distance, his figure imbedded in its surroundings.†   (source)
  • Bassets tripped over their ears, ambling forward, nudging the rumps of dachshunds, the ankles of greyhounds, and the heads of the Pekingese.†   (source)
  • "Fine then, call," said my dad, giving her a slightly stoned pat on the back and ambling on in to the living room to check on his football scores.†   (source)
  • Jack got out of his chair and ambled down to meet them.†   (source)
  • Savannah stood and ambled toward me.†   (source)
  • He left the Golden Globe and ambled through the streets, stopping to observe whatever interested him.†   (source)
  • She ambled along, oblivious to her chaperone's convulsions.†   (source)
  • Their creation of a Keats cybrid was a terrible amble.†   (source)
  • "He's so fired up;' she said, as she watched him amble down, trying to keep his little scholar's cap from falling off.†   (source)
  • Periodically the officers ambled across the street to watch construction of the new building.†   (source)
  • They ambled in, leaving the door open.†   (source)
  • Groans were mixed in with the cheers, but most everyone got to their feet and ambled toward the bonfire now blazing in the distance, where Nico di Angelo stood silhouetted in the flames, preparing rows of marshmallows on what looked like femur bones.†   (source)
  • But there are a couple behind her, just ambling along pleasantly, not looking directly at her, like they just decided it was time to go for a stroll in the woods in the middle of the night.†   (source)
  • As before, I found myself ambling along a dirt road.†   (source)
  • I ambled down the hall, glancing into our bedroom to make sure Babette was still there, ironing blouses and listening to a call-in show on the radio, a form of entertainment she'd recently become addicted to.†   (source)
  • Stanchion came ambling back to his spot at the bar.†   (source)
  • She held out her hand, and I felt a flick of alarm as Shawna's friends started ambling down the trail, casting girl-clique glances back toward us, the couple.†   (source)
  • In my head, I went through the conversation again…… Renee and I ambled along the sidewalk, trying to stay in the range of the infrequent palm tree shadows.†   (source)
  • I got twenty grand s worth of recording equipment in there. lie ambled over to the bar and set out three glasses and a silver ice bucket and a big pitcher and began to mix drinks from several different bottles.†   (source)
  • They ambled through the entrance hall and over to the main staircase.†   (source)
  • As Mr. Clutter contemplated this superior specimen of the season, he was joined by a part-collie mongrel, and together they ambled off toward the livestock corral, which was adjacent to one of three barns on the premises.†   (source)
  • Jim ambled across the clanking chain, leaped to a turntable surface vast as the moon, among the frantic but forever spelled beasts.†   (source)
  • He wipes his finger on his pants and ambles to the doorway.†   (source)
  • Took a cigarette, bummed a light, and with a soft 'thanks' tried to amble away.†   (source)
  • The snake ambles over, his eyes creeping down her body, leaving no doubt as to what he's thinking.†   (source)
  • The big black boy isn't too sure what, but he gets her drift and ambles off to the linen room to get McMurphy a set of greens-probably ten sizes too small-and ambles back and holds it out to him with a look of the clearest hate I ever saw.†   (source)
  • Still, Frear ambled on, head bent against the strong wind.†   (source)
  • Alicia laughed at me, grabbed her painting gear out of the back of the truck, and ambled over to a picnic table.†   (source)
  • The horses ambled up the hills for another hour.†   (source)
  • He ambled off toward town.†   (source)
  • Reluctantly, I amble toward my friends.†   (source)
  • Cole nodded to some of the passersby, and said hello to one old woman using a walker to slowly amble along.†   (source)
  • Silently they ambled down Tenth Street until they reached a stone bench that jutted from the sidewalk near the curb.†   (source)
  • Leo Ryan recalled a practice early in Harlon's first season when the two of them had drawn their equipment from the team manager and were ambling out to the hard-dirt field.†   (source)
  • The guinea pig streaked off and Angus lumbered to his feet and ambled after it.†   (source)
  • A round black blot, large as a cat's eye, suddenly sprouts legs and ambles across the web, shaking it.†   (source)
  • The old man climbed up onto a horse and ambled slowly, mumbling advice and recommendations, prayers of wisdom and enchanted formulas, to the ants.†   (source)
  • He said nothing while the other squadrons ambled past the reviewing stand crookedly in their customary manner.†   (source)
  • She gets into the front seat and waves once, and Cedric begins ambling down the hill toward the dorm.†   (source)
  • "Yes, mistress," the girl said, and with no apparent sense of urgency she ambled away down the tunnel, dragging her hands along the walls as she went.†   (source)
  • Philip gives a little grin, as though to say "What else?" and ambles off to his desk.†   (source)
  • Fifteen minutes later, Jake and Lucien ambled in as if they had just been passing by.†   (source)
  • RICKI VALENTINE JERKED upright with dreams of a sunny day in Saint John, Virgin Islands, still ambling through her head.†   (source)
  • "Yes, I would, come to think of it," replied Mrs. Amble.†   (source)
  • Two teenage boys, improbably thin, wearing baggy swim trunks slung low on their narrow hips, ambled along the beach from the north and stopped near Joe's towel.†   (source)
  • The bus didn't drive as much as it ambled.†   (source)
  • It was not until mid-afternoon that the inspector ambled up on his pony.†   (source)
  • As they ambled by, the goose turned and dipped her bill.†   (source)
  • Nudge ran back to the water, and Iggy got up and ambled after her.†   (source)
  • I watched as Fox broke loose from his group and ambled over to the beer keg to replenish his beer.†   (source)
  • At times I found myself moving to her own ambling, driven gait, round on the heels, nearly race-walking, breasts forward in guidance, my life's ballasts.†   (source)
  • "Think I'm going to have to call the Petronelli brothers and have them repair the front walk again," Red said, ambling down the porch to join them.†   (source)
  • Finch is in front, and I pay more attention to the shine of his hair and the way he ambles, loose-jointed and fluid, than I do to the scenery.†   (source)
  • Parker ambles down the hallway, patting the bulge in his jacket to show that he is armed.†   (source)
  • The truck ambled over the rough road so slowly that there seemed to be no point in all of them riding in a vehicle at all.†   (source)
  • While two of them went back to battling over the bone, the other two ambled off to the muskeg patch and began sniffing about for mice.†   (source)
  • You don' amble nice an' polite into Uncle Sam's embassy and blush an' tell some crazy story like that.†   (source)
  • Before ambling away like a four-hundred-pound fat lady to a warm bath, the unconcerned porcupine made a final swipe at Cooper with its lethal tail and just missed both of us.†   (source)
  • The village is the talking bird, the owl, who calls the name of the man who is going to die, and the silver-tipped grizzly who ambles into the village, and the little white speck that is the mountain goat on Whoop-Szo.†   (source)
  • I ambled along, looking in store windows.†   (source)
  • He ambled the five blocks over to Flatbush Avenue and bought a fifth of Carstairs.†   (source)
  • Less than a mile from the entrance I saw a bear beside the road, and it ambled out as though to flag me down.†   (source)
  • One branch ambled toward my Uncle Irvey's house, then lurched to avoid hitting the creek and disappeared into a briar patch.†   (source)
  • Bobby Lee and Hiram came ambling back from the woods.†   (source)
  • He heard the horse's hoofs ringing on the surface of the poem, as you hear the ambling of a horse in one of Chopin's ballades.†   (source)
  • I heard Snowdie call, and there was Plez, just ambling by with his hat raised, like he was just that minute passing, like we thought.†   (source)
  • At first they had passed through hobbit-lands, a wild respectable country inhabited by decent folk, with good roads, an inn or two, and now and then a dwarf or a farmer ambling by on business.   (source)
    ambling = walking leisurely
  • The tall lank pony seemed used to such doings, and ambled along unconcerned.   (source)
    ambled = walked leisurely
  • "Ah, my dear, I hardly knew you," said Anna Mikhaylovna with a happy smile, ambling lightly up to the count's niece.   (source)
    ambling = walking leisurely
  • Casting a rapid glance at all those in the room and noticing the count's confessor there, she glided up to him with a sort of amble, not exactly bowing yet seeming to grow suddenly smaller, and respectfully received the blessing first of one and then of another priest.   (source)
    amble = leisurely walk
  • "Amble on upon the grass," said Coggan.   (source)
    amble = walk leisurely
  • Kutuzov was impatiently urging on his horse, which ambled smoothly under his weight, and he raised his hand to his white Horse Guard's cap with a red band and no peak, nodding his head continually.   (source)
    ambled = walked leisurely
  • As he watches, they begin to amble in his direction.†   (source)
  • Radar raised his eyes at me and ambled into the shade of a tree.†   (source)
  • Baboo was the first to rise, splaying his front feet and ambling sleep-drunk to Henry.†   (source)
  • "This child," she says to my dad, who is ambling over to us, "is an escape artist!†   (source)
  • I watched him cut through the lawn, ambling as school kids did on their way toward the high school.†   (source)
  • I watched Tim do exactly as she predicted and amble toward us.†   (source)
  • As we walked in, Emmett ambled through the kitchen door, seeming perfectly at ease.†   (source)
  • Holding Luke in one arm, I got up and ambled toward the door and unlocked it.†   (source)
  • Simon curbs it halfheartedly, then lets it amble.†   (source)
  • Sometimes I would just amble around, or sit on park benches, waiting until it was time to go back.†   (source)
  • Branches thrash around overhead, rivulets amble along the ground.†   (source)
  • Snowman steps over the wet line on the ground, ambles along with the men.†   (source)
  • I ambled toward the kitchen, looking for busy work.†   (source)
  • They ambled out past low growths of saltbush toward the electrified fence.†   (source)
  • Toby was ambling toward it on weary legs.†   (source)
  • She ambled awkwardly to the far end of the store.†   (source)
  • Get over here!" he called out, and at his command a chestnut-colored horse ambled in his direction.†   (source)
  • It flew to the bookcase, ambled across the booktops, pecked at pages.†   (source)
  • Before long Orik ambled up, bearing a large pack on his back and a bundle in his arms.†   (source)
  • "Okay, look you two," Ted announced as Dexter ambled up, "I said I'd get you here and I did.†   (source)
  • As he ambled around the course, the barometer in the track secretary's office leaned toward rain.†   (source)
  • She had long honey-blonde hair and was slouching as she ambled over to the oven.†   (source)
  • "Well, let's just keep on movin'," Jeb suggested around a mouthful of bread as he ambled back to me.†   (source)
  • The bear had crossed the stream and was ambling along lazily across the open plain.†   (source)
  • The girl shrugged impassively after a few more seconds and ambled toward the door.†   (source)
  • Toby ambled up, chewing on a mouthful of grass from an old haystack by the paddock.†   (source)
  • Then he climbs down, slips his hand inside Pete's, and ambles off on bowed legs.†   (source)
  • The cat was ambling into the backyard from the weed field beyond.†   (source)
  • Who's counting!" roared Bel, ambling toward him. and thumping the clipboard.†   (source)
  • "You shut up," the man answered, ambling forward another couple of steps.†   (source)
  • Jeb turned his back and ambled away down the hall, whistling as he went.†   (source)
  • The door swung open again, and Monica ambled in, blowing her bangs out of her face.†   (source)
  • Fat cops ambled up and down the aisles chewing gum and looking bored.†   (source)
  • Two months later Judge Street ambled heavily into his courtroom.†   (source)
  • Joe got stiffly up, dusted his seat and ambled across to the fish market.†   (source)
  • And this had caused another memory to resurface: finishing William Golding's Lord of the Flies at the age of twelve on a hot summer day, going to the refrigerator for a cold glass of lemonade …. and then suddenly changing direction and speeding up from an amble to an all-out bolt which had ended in the bathroom.†   (source)
  • Khufu gave me one last nervous look, glanced fearfully at Amos, then ambled over the dune with his bag in one arm and Muffin in the other.†   (source)
  • They amble around the world and stare at things, they sail across the ocean as if there's nothing to it at all, and if it goes ill with them in one place they simply pick up and move along to another.†   (source)
  • He watched her amble in the direction of the stream and waited until she was out of sight before he sneaked into the house, his soles throbbing each time they met the ground.†   (source)
  • As we fixed and ate breakfast, as the kids came down and warily approached Vernon for kisses and hair-mussings, as the hours passed and Babette be came accustomed to the sight of the ambling figure in patched jeans, I began to notice the pleasure she took in hovering nearby, doing little things for him, being there to listen.†   (source)
  • He napped more, nodded agreeably, lost the thread of his arguments, ambled about barefoot with his bathrobe halfway open.†   (source)
  • The buzz of voices in the cafeteria died down as the students ambled outside, all of them headed to registration.†   (source)
  • I am about to leave when he ambles up.†   (source)
  • Then, as suddenly as it had appeared, the Spirit Bear swung its massive head around and ambled away, vanishing ghostlike into the trees.†   (source)
  • On the northwestern side of the graveyard things had become very overgrown and tangled, far beyond the ability of the groundskeeper or the Friends of the Graveyard to tame, and he ambled over there, and woke a family of Victorian children who had all died before their tenth birthdays, and they played at hide-and-go-seek in the moonlight in the ivy-twined jungle.†   (source)
  • The white beast and her spotted friend have successfully ambled to the safety of the opposite shoulder, still impassive.†   (source)
  • I remember us ambling around almost a full year ago, pointing at things and reading placards and saying, "That's interesting," while the other one agreed, "That is."†   (source)
  • His sneakers crunched on pinecones as he ambled on and off the paths, and on one of the nearby lawns he saw a group gathered around a grill—it looked like a barbecue that a couple of hall monitors were getting started early for dinner.†   (source)
  • Once I saw her with Alex Thomas, deep in conversation, ambling along past the War Memorial; once at the Jubilee Bridge, once idling outside Betty's Luncheonette, oblivious to turning heads, mine included.†   (source)
  • One evening, after Edgar had coaxed a new mother out of her whelping pen for grooming, Claude slipped through the barn doors and ambled over.†   (source)
  • Platt had ambled into the living room, poorly shaven, in tweeds and rough Donegal sweater, like some gloomy fisherman in a Synge play — "where does she want us?"†   (source)
  • The four of them trotted up the track far enough that a passing motorist wouldn't make much of them—a boy and some dogs—and then, as the night came on, he ambled along, tie to tie, feeling content and even swaggering a bit at the thought of their success raiding the farm.†   (source)
  • "Yeah, hey!" said Martin genially, as the other guy —gray blond thug in a pea coat, coarse features out of Nordic folklore—ambled straight up to Boris, and, after grappling around at Boris's waistband, took his gun and passed it over to Martin.†   (source)
  • But then, as we ambled past the back of the store and shoved through the thick scrub that ringed the far edge of First Beach, we got to the hard parts.†   (source)
  • Then they ambled down the enclosed hallway with its fountains and plastic ferns, through the warm-bathwater music they always played in there.†   (source)
  • A man with a huge section of his shoulder missing was slowly ambling toward them; it looked like someone had taken an axe to him in a fit of rage.†   (source)
  • Too subtly for the untrained eye to notice, she extricates Hannah from Daddy, who ambles toward the bar like a half-trained puppy, glancing back for trainer approval.†   (source)
  • Jeb shrugged and ambled away.†   (source)
  • Jeremy stood fiddling with his sunglasses, hoping Doris was here, when one of the waitresses ambled out from the kitchen.†   (source)
  • Having successfully sneaked out of the house, Lindsey and Colin brushed themselves off, ambled to the front door, and opened it.†   (source)
  • After he finished the cheese, he jumped from her arms and ambled toward the sliding glass doors that led to the back patio.†   (source)
  • The ogre was dressed in an enormous black suit, and his craggy face was downcast as he ambled over to shake their hands.†   (source)
  • I ambled along at a slow walk.†   (source)
  • Instead, he ambled about the quiet Manse, flitting like a shadow through sprawling rooms and intimate parlors.†   (source)
  • "Naw, they with me," said Diamond, ambling over to the counter, fingers tucked around his overall straps.†   (source)
  • She does not call the housekeeper but ambles to the windows herself and throws open the heavy drapes.†   (source)
  • Nasuada took his arm and, while they spoke in comfortable tones, guided his steps as they ambled through the sea of tents.†   (source)
  • Joe grumbled, ambling back to his stool and mini-TV in the guardhouse, and Macon and I pulled out onto the road, free.†   (source)
  • Once in a while he'd get up and amble over to his admirers, licking their cameras and sticking his tongue out to be scratched.†   (source)
  • His original determination and fierceness of spirit had faded into the dreamy air of a sleepwalker, and while he looked at her when she asked if he was well, and he answered in an even enough tone, she felt as if his spirit was far away, ambling among dusty, sunlit glades somewhere in the elves' mysterious forest.†   (source)
  • Humming to himself, Mr. McDaniels ambled down the stairs to examine a framed photograph of their family taken before Bryn McDaniels had disappeared.†   (source)
  • Grandpa Nakane came ambling out of all the crowd that day and took my hand in his one strong hand without saying a word and I fed him my potato chips one by one as if he were one of the animals at the zoo.†   (source)
  • And while I listened to those stirring, ambling notes I might have realized how frightening all this was to her, how overwhelming and awful, but I sensed instead only the imminent disgrace and embarrassment that would hang about the house like banners of our mutual failure.†   (source)
  • We ambled arm and arm down St. Louis Avenue by the old St. Louis Cathedral, then by Jackson Square and the Café du Monde.†   (source)
  • He stretched, yawned hugely, and with an appearance of idle insouciance began to amble nff toward the spot where Albert lay.†   (source)
  • She sipped from her favorite cup and ambled across the grass to a small shed where they stored their lawn mower and other necessities.†   (source)
  • Sullivan ambled down the stretch of land between the O'Learys' and their neighbor, crossed the street, and sat down on the wooden sidewalk in front of Thomas White's house.†   (source)
  • He fitted the revolver into a hip holster, shouldered the rifle, and ambled down a hall to the parlor, which was dark except for the flickering television screen.†   (source)
  • They were walking now, taking an amble along the Embarcadero, and Marvin realized the pier numbers were getting higher as they walked—high numbers and even numbers, which meant they were moving away from pier 7.†   (source)
  • After a few hours, the party ends, and Cedric-full from the feast and warmed by a round of hugs-ambles outside onto the lamplit street.†   (source)
  • Chattering, laughing, arguing, brooding in silence, shuffling-striding-strolling-limping-ambling, arriving passengers poured out of other gates and along the concourse.†   (source)
  • We disembark in a small town, and picnic baskets in tow, we amble along in the happy company of villagers, farmers, servants on holiday, excitable children, and men in search of work, coming at last to a large green, where the fair has been established.†   (source)
  • Your house" ' He looked around the front hall, took in all the signs of cleaning, ambled over and peered into the parlor, and put on an exaggerated mock expression of being impressed.†   (source)
  • Ahead of me, the crowd slows to a standstill as a Tribal caravan twenty wagons long ambles across the square.†   (source)
  • Dick, because he didn't care to hear Perry "get going on that subject," shrugged and grinned and trotted down to the ocean's edge, where he ambled awhile over the surf-drenched sand, here and there stooping to collect a seashell.†   (source)
  • But my mates and I, the D-felonies, the E-felonies, the head breakers, the thieves in the night, a mixed group as you'd imagine, with races, creeds, cries in the dark—we used to amble past the windows in the mess and look at the layout' down there with its loopedy-loops and tunnels and puddle lakes, its sward of tinsel grass, and we called it California.†   (source)
  • The wagon made the crossing easily, and the two blue pigs, who had been ambling along behind it, walked in and swam the San Antonio River.†   (source)
  • He stood stock still in rigid, cataleptic astonishment while the girls ambled in and made themselves comfortable.†   (source)
  • The students chatted and waved hello to Bob, who ambled by in an enormous tuxedo, his few hairs combed carefully back.†   (source)
  • The Pierce bounced onto the curb of the monument, grazing the marble where it says OUR NOBLE DEAD, then ambled across the street and bumped to a stop against the sycamore tree near the cast-iron watering trough in front of Grandpa's store.†   (source)
  • David did not respond immediately, but instead pushed back from his seat and ambled over to his armoire to remove a battered shoebox.†   (source)
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