The way Fred and Adele Astaire glided and strode on stage must have reminded one of the joys of being alive.
Reid looked grim, his head slightly bowed as he strode purposefully, not saying anything, his visage adding to the drama.
He strode quickly into a room, tanned and fit, offered a firm mogul handshake like a man decades younger.
As the ABC presentation wound down, he strode out on the stage and told the truth.
They feinted a mimic—like Gore, Romney strode to the podium across the convention floor.
Hugh strode about the room in obvious perturbation, his eyes bent on the ground.
He smote his palm with his clenched fist and strode about the little room.
Thorvald strode into the open, sighted Shann, and began to run.
The old soldiers and Hordle John strode off together in all good fellowship.
She broke away from him and strode demurely arranging her hat.
Old English stridan "to straddle," from Proto-Germanic *stridanan (cf. Middle Low German strede "stride," Dutch strijd, Old High German strit, German Streit "fight, contention, combat," Old Norse striðr "strong, hard, stubborn, severe"), from root *strid- "to strive, make a strong effort." Meaning "to walk with long or extended steps" is from c.1200. Cognate words in most Germanic languages mean "to fight, struggle;" the notion behind the English usage might be the effort involved in making long strides, striving forward.
"a step in walking," Old English stride, from the root of stride (v.). Figurative meaning in make strides "make progress" is from c.1600. To take (something) in stride (1832), i.e. "without change of gait," originally is of horses leaping hedges in the hunting-field; figurative sense attested from 1902. Jazz music stride tempo is attested from 1938.