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Webster 1828 Edition


Straying

STRAYING

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ppr.
Wandering; roving; departing from the direct course, from the proper inclosure, or from the path of duty.

Definition 2021


straying

straying

English

Verb

straying

  1. present participle of stray

Noun

straying (plural strayings)

  1. The act of one who strays; deviation or sin.
    • 2002, Adena Tanenbaum, The Contemplative Soul
      The soul is described as a dove who once nested in God's protective shade, and her strayings from the straight and narrow are portrayed as a descent into the defiling world of corporeality []

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