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  • adj.following
  • adj.lagging behind

synonyms for trailing

  • hunting
  • tracking
  • lagging
  • behind
  • crawling
  • creeping
  • dawdling
  • falling behind
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antonyms for trailing

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  • ahead
  • guiding
  • leading
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How to use trailing in a sentence

Truly the flag of Britain was trailing in the mire, or these men would not have dared to address him in that fashion.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
Let the folds be adorned with leaves and branches fastened to them, while a trailing wreath covers the gay-decked gates.
THE RELIGION OF ANCIENT ROMECYRIL BAILEY
The captain's white gig having been manned, he seated himself in the stern sheets, a large flag trailing in the water behind him.
SKIPPER WORSEALEXANDER LANGE KIELLAND
Plenty Buffalo, skilled in trailing, had not hesitated to announce that the tracks were those of Indian ponies.
MYSTERY RANCHARTHUR CHAPMAN
But he'd been trailing McFann for bootlegging and was pretty sure Jim was riding a horse with a broken shoe.
MYSTERY RANCHARTHUR CHAPMAN
She went slowly by, owing, it was afterwards ascertained, to the fact that she had ninety fathoms of cable trailing from her bows.
THE FLOATING LIGHT OF THE GOODWIN SANDSR.M. BALLANTYNE
The voice, trailing away through silence and the night, had a tone of supernatural sweetness.
THE DRAGON PAINTERMARY MCNEIL FENOLLOSA
And was back an instant later, trailing Jeff Arnold as the latter brushed past him into the office.
WE'RE FRIENDS, NOWHENRY HASSE
Cash got up and went to the doorway, looking out over Bud's shoulder at the spiritless donkeys trailing in to water.
CABIN FEVERB. M. BOWER
Her little bronze bedroom slippers peeped in and out from her trailing draperies of topaz-coloured silk.
A BUTTERFLY ON THE WHEELCYRIL ARTHUR EDWARD RANGER GULL
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WORDS RELATED TO TRAILING

  • abaft
  • after
  • afterwards
  • at the heels of
  • at the rear of
  • back of
  • bringing up the rear
  • eating the dust
  • in the background
  • in the wake
  • later than
  • next
  • off the pace
  • subsequently
  • trailing
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.