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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR VEERED

At the risk of overturning the machine he veered it sharply to the left.

At a sign from the captain, the head of the boat was veered round.

The Jongvrow veered, showed them her rudder, and opened fire with her stern chasers.

He veered out to the edge of the road so as to avoid any more queries.

His fears, for lack of any other definite object, often veered toward her memories.

"He's got his 'mad' up," thought the man, as he veered off a point so as to get a better view.

He had stood like a rock, now he veered like a ship in a storm.

The wind had veered, and in veering had fallen a very little.

James Henry veered into view just then around the corner of the house.

"But this Aunt Minna business," veered back her Father suddenly.

WORD ORIGIN

1580s, "to change direction" (originally with reference to the wind), from Middle French virer "to turn," of uncertain origin, perhaps from the Latin stem vir- in viriae (plural) "bracelets;" or perhaps from a Vulgar Latin contraction of Latin vibrare "to shake." Related: veered, veering.

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