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He slouched slightly in his gait, like the heavy man accustomed to the saddle.

Dozier kept Gray Peter at a steady pace, never varying his gait.

The amazing lift was gone from her gait, and she pounded heavily with the forelegs.

We couldn't ever git away from them at this gait, and I couldn't hold on forever.

A person distinguishable from a civilian by his uniform and from a soldier by his gait.

Their gait was springier, their glance more forthright than heretofore.

How light is his heart, how chearful his gait, and how gay his countenance!

James turned away, and walked home with a gait of wounded dignity.

At his present gait his wheels gave out practically no sound.

It may have been the gradient of the hills, but somehow her gait had lost something of its buoyancy.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, gate "a going or walking, departure, journey," earlier "way, road, path" (c.1200), from a Scandinavian source (cf. Old Norse gata "way, road, path"), cognate with Old High German gazza "street, German Gasse, Gothic gatwo. Meaning "manner of walking" is from mid-15c. Modern spelling developed before 1750, originally in Scottish. Related: Gaited.

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