Signs around the country suggest that any Republican straying too far to the center is courting trouble.
Gingrich is a smart fellow steeped in the issues, but also has a knack for straying off message.
What keeps most people from cheating, from straying, is a strong conscience—a sense of right and wrong.
Marriage empowers a straying adult to behave like a randy teenager and a petulant toddler at the same time.
And for those Jews who might think of straying next year, Democrats have two words for them: “Rick Perry.”
The tender, loving heart of the Savior goes out in eager compassion and pity for the straying.
Its straying about and cant find its way back to its place in the sky.
Far verily was I straying from Thee, barred from the very husks of the swine, whom with husks I fed.
The eyes half closed for a moment, straying away from the soldiers.
This was like an exquisite dream; but presently, straying in a path nigh at hand, he beheld an unvailed maiden and her attendant.
c.1300, a shortening of Old French estraier "wander about," literally "go about the streets," from estree "route, highway," from Late Latin via strata "paved road" (see street). On another theory, the Old French word is from Vulgar Latin *estragare, a contraction of *estravagare, representing Latin extra vagari "to wander outside" (see extravagant). Figurative sense of "to wander from the path of rectitude" is attested from early 14c.
"domestic animal found wandering," early 13c., from Old French estraié "strayed," past participle of estraier (see stray (v.)). The adjective is first recorded c.1600.