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A stray football rolled toward him from the other end, where the varsity had gathered, so he picked it up and threw it back.
BYRON LEFTWICH IS A RISING STAR ON A BUCS COACHING STAFF THAT SHOWS THE POWER OF DIVERSITYADAM KILGOREFEBRUARY 5, 2021WASHINGTON POST
We’ve strayed from that vision, but we are on our way back to it, now for a digital century.
'WE NEED A FUNDAMENTAL RESET.' SHOSHANA ZUBOFF ON BUILDING AN INTERNET THAT LETS DEMOCRACY FLOURISHBILLY PERRIGOJANUARY 22, 2021TIME
Using NLP, we can then analyze how far the mutant strays in its “meaning”—for example, its behavior.
A LANGUAGE AI IS ACCURATELY PREDICTING COVID-19 ‘ESCAPE’ MUTATIONSSHELLY FANJANUARY 19, 2021SINGULARITY HUB 
We even have a chance for a stray snow flurry, especially north and west of the city.
D.C.-AREA FORECAST: SUNNY SKIES AHEAD OF A COLD AND WINDY INAUGURATION DAYMATT ROGERSJANUARY 19, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Some have bars and dining rooms that stray from familiar bowling-alley fare, such as the Bay Area’s Castro Valley Bowl, with its casual Thai and Laotian stand, Lucky Lane 33 Cafe.
AMERICA’S INDEPENDENT BOWLING ALLEYS MIGHT NOT MAKE IT THROUGH THE PANDEMICEMMA ORLOWJANUARY 15, 2021EATER
Gwinnett became a Republican stronghold in presidential elections in 1964, and the county voters strayed from the GOP camp only once in the next 50 years, to support fellow Georgian Jimmy Carter for president in 1976.
WHY A KEY GEORGIA COUNTRY FLIPPED FROM RED TO BLUE—AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR DEMOCRATSMATTHEWHEIMERDECEMBER 27, 2020FORTUNE
The gas giants eventually became unstable, pelting all of the other, more inner planets with stray rocks and ice.
THE SIGHT OF JUPITER AND SATURN TOGETHER IS A BEAUTIFUL THING - FACTS SO ROMANTICSEAN RAYMOND & SEBASTIAAN KRIJTDECEMBER 21, 2020NAUTILUS
One such stray object, a net, is the subject of the largest piece, a seven-foot-high cyanotype.
IN THE GALLERIES: UP TO HIS ELBOWS IN WATERY WORKS AND LUSTROUS PRINTSMARK JENKINSDECEMBER 18, 2020WASHINGTON POST
He’s a liability on defense, a poor outside shooter, and a point guard whose high-octane style often strays into recklessness.
WIZARDS’ DEAL OF JOHN WALL FOR RUSSELL WESTBROOK IS THE RIGHT MOVE, BUT PACKED WITH RISKBEN GOLLIVERDECEMBER 3, 2020WASHINGTON POST
You can join small communities of people focused on a specific topic, which means the conversation rarely strays into dangerous territory.
SOCIAL MEDIA CAN BE TOXIC. HERE’S HOW TO MAKE SURE YOUR FEEDS AREN’T.WHITSON GORDONDECEMBER 1, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
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WORDS RELATED TO STRAY

  • adventurer
  • beachcomber
  • bum
  • drifter
  • explorer
  • floater
  • gad
  • gadabout
  • gallivanter
  • globe-trotter
  • gypsy
  • itinerant
  • meanderer
  • nomad
  • pilgrim
  • rambler
  • ranger
  • roamer
  • rolling stone
  • rover
  • straggler
  • stray
  • stroller
  • traveler
  • vagabond
  • vagrant
  • voyager
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