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adjective as in deviating

noun as in deviation

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Authorities said a stray bullet struck the windshield of a vehicle parked on O Street, and another stray bullet struck the front passenger door of a vehicle that was being driven on North Capitol Street.

The show increasingly strays from the stubborn woman upon whose head the crown rests to spend time with those in turmoil as a result of its distributed weight.

Well, he vanished pre-election Simply for that stray erection!

Major network groups, such as Disney, Fox, NBCUniversal and ViacomCBS, have expanded their streaming footprints in recent years, so the money at risk of straying from their linear inventory wound up going to their streaming slots.

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I mean, there are more stray dogs than owned dogs in the world.

Dr. Kent Sepkowitz applauds the CDC investigators for straying off-message.

It succeeds to the degree that it can vary its formula without straying too far.

And for those Jews who might think of straying next year, Democrats have two words for them: “Rick Perry.”

Gingrich is a smart fellow steeped in the issues, but also has a knack for straying off message.

Signs around the country suggest that any Republican straying too far to the center is courting trouble.

The monotony of our journey was rather romantically interrupted by our straying for a short distance from the right road.

Its truths, so simple and yet so grand, were at once a guide and a reproof to keep her feet from straying from the narrow way.

He went off to send the dogs after an adventurous bunch of sheep that was straying from the main flock.

Straying to the piano, he sat down and began to play a Chopin prelude.

Therefore, in straying in that direction I ran the risk of being captured.


On this page you'll find 22 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to straying, such as: aberrant, aberrational, aberrative, and errant.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.