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synonyms for straggling

  • dawdle
  • meander
  • ramble
  • drift
  • lag
  • loiter
  • maunder
  • poke
  • range
  • roam
  • rove
  • scramble
  • spread
  • straddle
  • tail
  • trail
  • be late
  • poke around
  • string out
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antonyms for straggling

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  • rush
  • hurry
  • run
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How to use straggling in a sentence

The girl was alone, lying with her head upon the table, and her hair straggling over it.
OLIVER TWIST, VOL. II (OF 3)CHARLES DICKENS
They are straggling, and have wide and apparently deep channels between them.
NARRATIVE OF A SURVEY OF THE INTERTROPICAL AND WESTERN COASTS OF AUSTRALIA] [VOLUME 2 OF 2]PHILLIP PARKER KING
By and by, a straggling birch bluff rose blackly across their way, but nobody swung wide.
WINSTON OF THE PRAIRIEHAROLD BINDLOSS
The edge of the reef off the latter island is not well defined, for we passed several straggling rocks.
NARRATIVE OF A SURVEY OF THE INTERTROPICAL AND WESTERN COASTS OF AUSTRALIA] [VOLUME 2 OF 2]PHILLIP PARKER KING
Around us rose the broken, straggling walls, bare and bleak, without a shred of ivy or wall-flower to hide their grim nakedness.
BRITISH HIGHWAYS AND BYWAYS FROM A MOTOR CARTHOMAS D. MURPHY
It is an old, straggling place that seems to be little in harmony with the progress of the Twentieth Century.
BRITISH HIGHWAYS AND BYWAYS FROM A MOTOR CARTHOMAS D. MURPHY
People came straggling down the sidewalk—not many, for few had business with the front end of the waiting trains.
CABIN FEVERB. M. BOWER
In what once had been the dooryard there were a few straggling clumps of bushes, and thistles and burdocks grew in rank profusion.
THE RIVAL CAMPERSRUEL PERLEY SMITH
The messenger with the commission made his way to the straggling old town of Marblehead, where Tucker lived.
STORIES OF OUR NAVAL HEROESVARIOUS
Jinny's pages looked like a wild, straggling lyric, flung off in a rapture and meticulously revised.
THE CREATORSMAY SINCLAIR
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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