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saunter
used in The Poisonwood Bible

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Definition
to walk leisurely
  • The usual bypasser is a woman sauntering slowly down the road with bundles upon bundles balanced on her head.
    Book 1 — Genesis (32% in)
  • Whenever a woman leaves her wide-open-to-the-world yard to work her field or saunter off on an errand, first she must make herself decent.
    Book 1 — Genesis (32% in)
  • From everywhere within walking distance, every fifth day, people with hands full or empty appeared in our village to saunter and haggle their way up and down the long rows where women laid out produce on mats on the ground.
    Book 2 — Revelation (1% in)
  • The women's long cloth skirts are printed so gaily with the oddest things: there is no telling when a raft of yellow umbrellas, or the calico cat and gingham dog, or an upside-down image of the Catholic Pope might just go sauntering across our yard.
    Book 2 — Revelation (15% in)
  • Even that most doleful of Christian laments—"Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen"—sounded snappy and upbeat through these women's windpipes as they sauntered along: "Nani oze mpasi zazo!
    Book 5 — Exodus (6% in)

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