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Definition to walk leisurely or slowly
  • An old woman was ambling across the street.
ambling = walking slowly or leisurely
  • The elderly couple likes to amble along the beach at sunset.
  • amble = walk leisurely
  • To escape the heat, the boys and I often ambled into the coolness of the forest after the chores were done.
    Mildred D. Taylor  --  Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
  • ambled = walked leisurely
  • Then, having had his fun, he ambles away.
    Heather Morris  --  The Tattooist of Auschwitz
  • ambles = walks leisurely
  • The High Street was full of students ambling up and down, peering into the shop windows and messing about together on the pavements.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • ambling = walking leisurely
  • I ambled slowly back toward the playground, pausing to push Mahtob and Amir on the swings for a moment.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • ambled = walked leisurely
  • The group of kids—now young adults—she'd watched occasionally through the years ambled toward her, tossing a football, running and kicking the surf.
    Delia Owens  --  Where the Crawdads Sing
  • ambled = walked leisurely
  • A toothless old man came ambling up to them,
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
  • ambling = walking leisurely
  • He ambled up to Thomas slowly and stopped right in front of him.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
  • ambled = walked leisurely
  • They ambled across the square, shuffled in and out of the stores around it, took their time about everything.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • ambled = walked leisurely
  • Students with new notebooks and sharpened pencils in hand ambled about the courtyard, kicking up dust, chatting in groups, waiting for the class captains' whistles.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • ambled = walked leisurely
  • Seven months earlier, on a frosty March afternoon, McCandless had ambled into the office at the Carthage grain elevator and announced that he was ready to go to work.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • ambled = walked in a slow, relaxed manner
  • 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.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Return of the King
  • amble = walk leisurely
  • Kinyani ambles toward me.
    Katherine Applegate  --  The One and Only Ivan
  • ambles = walks leisurely
  • Satisfied that I was not a menace, he ambled off.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • ambled = walked leisurely
  • We ambled toward Senor Saguaro.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Stargirl
  • ambled = walked leisurely
  • A couple of guards, in their red and brown uniforms, ambled across the square, laughing.
    Jeanne DuPrau  --  The City of Ember
  • ambled = walked leisurely
  • Shawn stepped down from his welding and ambled over to the flatbed pickup.
    Tara Westover  --  Educated
  • ambled = walked leisurely
  • 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.
    John Green  --  Turtles All the Way Down
  • ambled = walked leisurely
  • Boys ambled past our door toward the bathroom, and there was a period of steadily pouring shower water.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
ambled = walked leisurely

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