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He had been permitted to amble and to walk and had availed himself of the permission.

It checked his purpose, and, reflecting this, his pace fell to an amble.

The poor ruffler was fallen into meditation, and noted not that his nag did no more than amble.

Oh, you Two Bits, we'll amble along and see where our friend is headin' for.

There were days when he was ordered to amble along at half speed offshore.

Mervale nodded, whistled, and pushed his horse into a kind of amble.

Merton nodded, whistled, and pushed his horse into a kind of amble.

"Yu are right—this is too dangerous—I'll amble on some," he replied hastily.

"Well, I reckon I'll amble, sheriff," he said as he opened the door.

Buck smiled and snapped his watch shut "Time to amble," he said.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., from Old French ambler "walk as a horse does," from Latin ambulare "to walk, to go about, take a walk," perhaps a compound of ambi- "around" (see ambi-) and -ulare, from PIE root *el- "to go" (cf. Greek ale "wandering," alaomai "wander about;" Latvian aluot "go around or astray"). Until 1590s used only of horses or persons on horseback. Related: Ambled; ambling. As a noun, from late 14c.

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