After an opening DJ set by his Fallon co-conspirator Questlove, Timberlake sauntered out onstage a few minutes past midnight.
Throughout the weekend, American “trial tourists” sauntered in and out of the courtroom to see Knox.
Out of the church at that moment, grand air and all, sauntered Peter Blood.
Presently he sauntered out: the morning stir was just beginning in the village.
Stuart pushed back his chair, and sauntered from the room in Peters wake.
I asked Charley one day, as we sauntered with our cigars on the terrace of the Adelphi.
"Of course it is," agreed Lorimer, who just then sauntered in from his cabin.
Then he sauntered back to his work with his pipe under full blast.
There was a moment or two of dead silence as he sauntered forward with Field.
Arrived at the rendezvous, Fandor sauntered along, awaiting developments.
late 15c., santren "to muse, be in reverie," of uncertain origin despite many absurd speculations. Meaning "walk with a leisurely gait" is from 1660s, and may be a different word. Klein suggests this sense of the word derives via Anglo-French sauntrer (mid-14c.) from French s'aventurer "to take risks," but OED finds this "unlikely." Related: Sauntered; sauntering.
"a leisurely stroll," 1828, from saunter (v.). Earlier it meant "idle occupation, diversion" (1728).