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  1. go astray

    To wander (Anglo-Saxon windan, wind) is to move in an indefinite or indeterminate way which may or may not be a departure from a prescribed way; to deviate (Latin de, from, and via, a way) is to turn from a prescribed or right way, physically, mentally, or morally, usually in an unfavorable sense; to diverge (Latin di, apart, and vergo, incline, tend) is to turn from a course previously followed or that something else follows, and has no unfavorable implication; to digress (Latin di, apart, aside, and gradior, step) is used only with reference to speaking or writing; to err is used of intellectual or moral action, and of the moral with primary reference to the intellectual, an error being viewed as in some degree due to ignorance. Range, roam, and rove imply the traversing of considerable, often of vast, distances of land or sea; range commonly implies a purpose; as, cattle range for food; a hunting-dog ranges a field for game. Roam and rove are often purposeless, and always without definite aim. To swerve or veer is to turn suddenly from a prescribed or previous course, and often but momentarily; veer is more capricious and repetitious; the horse swerves at the flash of a sword; the wind veers; the ship veers with the wind. To stray is to go in a somewhat purposeless way aside from the regular path or usual limits or abode, usually with unfavorable implication; cattle stray from their pastures; an author strays from his subject; one strays from the path of virtue. Stray is in most uses a lighter word than wander. Ramble, in its literal use, is always a word of pleasant suggestion, but in its figurative use always somewhat contemptuous; as, rambling talk.

    Synonyms:
    deviate, digress, diverge, err, ramble, range, roam, rove, stray, swerve, veer, wander

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How to use go astray in a sentence?

  1. Metastasio:

    We are like vessels tossed on the bosom of the deep; our passions are the winds that sweep us impetuously forward; each pleasure is a rock; the whole life is a wide ocean. Reason is the pilot to guide us, but often allows itself to be led astray by the storms of pride.

  2. Oscar Wilde:

    The advantage of the emotions is that they lead us astray.

  3. Sophocles, Antigone:

    The ideal conditionWould be, I admit, that men should be right by instinct;But since we are all likely to go astray,The reasonable thing is to learn from those who can teach.

  4. RAS CARDO REGGAE:

    ***(c)(p) M.O.M.S.= MOTHERS OF MURDERED SONS. WHEN I WROTE THIS IN MY BOOK-(C)-2000- PROFILES IN COURAGE OF GHETTO MOTHERS- ISBN # 1584700416- IT WAS DONE WITH THAT PASSION WITHIN ME FOR MY PEOPLE, AND THE LOVE I HAVE AND SEEN FROM THOSE WHO ARE POOR. I HAVE SEEN MANY LIVES GONE ASTRAY BECAUSE OF POVERTY AND THE WAYS IT FORCES SOME OF US TO LIVE- HOMELESS-IN PRISONS- DRUG DEPENDENT- LOSING ONE'S SENSE OF PURPOSE- LOSING ONE'S LIFE. MY LIFE'S WORK SO FAR, IS SPENT IN HELPING OTHERS NOT TO LOSE THEIR WAY. THIS IS WHY I ALSO CREATED MY REGGAE TO HEAL THE NATIONS.

  5. Sophocles:

    The ideal condition Would be, I admit, that men should be right by instinct But since we are all likely to go astray, The reasonable thing is to learn from those who can teach.

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