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meander

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Definition to move slowly in a winding or indefinite direction — (often said of a river, or path, or conversation)
  • The path meanders through the vineyards.
meanders = follows a winding course (rather than following a definite direction)
  • Her journey back was rather a meander than a march.
    Hardy, Thomas  --  Tess of the d'Urbervilles - A Pure Woman
  • meandering around the countryside
    Robert Cormier  --  I Am the Cheese
  • meandering = moving slowly without a definite direction
  • It was one of a meandering row of mossy, green-roofed cottages lined up along a stream bank
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Bean Trees
  • meandering = winding or twisting (not set out in a straight manner)
  • ...as he meandered along the shore.
    Ben Mikaeslen  --  Touching Spirit Bear
  • meandered = wandered
  • 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
  • meandering = moving slowly without a definite direction
  • The roads in the cemetery meandered, turning this way and that, so I was constantly shifting back and forth...
    Carl Deuker  --  Gym Candy
  • meandered = had winding curves (rather than being straight)
  • 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
  • meander = flow slowly on a winding course
  • 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
  • meander = slowly wander (off of a direct course)
  • 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
  • meandered = moving slowly in an indefinite direction
  • 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
  • meanders = a winding or indefinite direction
  • Cold from its source the stream meanders Darkly down through the oleanders, All night long in dream I lie, Ah me
    Cranmer-Byng, L.  --  A Lute of Jade
  • I'm tied hand and foot, and I can't get up and meander over green pastures.
    London, Jack  --  Burning Daylight
  • Not to meander myself, at present, I will go back to my birth.
    Dickens, Charles  --  David Copperfield
  • The tinkling of a piano meanders up through the window and to my ears.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • With this in mind, she took a slow, meandering route back toward midtown and the rented darkroom.
    Nora Roberts  --  Summer Pleasures
  • They were sailing very slowly up a river without banks that meandered between arid sandbars stretching to the horizon.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • They descended from the knoll and meandered toward Farthen Dur.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • They watched Hagrid meander tipsily up to the castle.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • 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

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