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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR STRIDE

With the Porters it was jingle of spurs, and stride of the horse.

It must have seemed miraculous to him that we should know already, but he took it all in the stride.

At the end of the fourth stride Mr Vladimir felt infuriated and uneasy.

Mr Vladimir did not stumble, did not stagger back, did not change his stride.

Now they were near the goal, and Leotichides was still leading by a stride.

Would it be Mabel, or would Rechid Bey stride in, to reproach or insult them?

With a stride Duncan caught his hand and crushed it in his own.

As he looked the flurry of skirts subsided and she fell into stride, pursuing.

Baumberger lengthened his stride, and so reached the spot first.

Rumour spreads quick, but the good mare's stride is quicker still.'

WORD ORIGIN

Old English stridan "to straddle," from Proto-Germanic *stridanan (cf. Middle Low German strede "stride," Dutch strijd, Old High German strit, German Streit "fight, contention, combat," Old Norse striðr "strong, hard, stubborn, severe"), from root *strid- "to strive, make a strong effort." Meaning "to walk with long or extended steps" is from c.1200. Cognate words in most Germanic languages mean "to fight, struggle;" the notion behind the English usage might be the effort involved in making long strides, striving forward.

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nounway an animal or person moves, walks
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