meander

Part of speech: noun

A winding course.

Part of speech: verb

To flow circuitously.

Part of speech: noun

Meandering.

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Usage examples "meander":

  1. Then they fell to talking of the coming night, and of the trivial things which are so much to youth, and to watching along the road toward Meander for the expected guests from Cheyenne, who were to come up on the afternoon train. - "The Rustler of Wind River", G. W. Ogden.
  2. Note the graphic force of the word as giving the straight line to which our conduct ought to run parallel, and the contrast between it and the wavering curves into which our lives meander, like the lines in a child's copy- book, or a rude attempt at drawing a circle at one sweep of the pencil. - "Expositions of Holy Scripture Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus and Numbers", Alexander Maclaren.
  3. A few tears, a neat legal arrangement, and all would be as it had never been, only that the blood of the Montmorencies or Cliffords would meander unclaimed in this or that obscure channel, beautifying the race, and rousing England to noble deeds! - "The Marquis of Lossie", George MacDonald.