Meandered

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Meandered formed into mazy passages or patterns
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Quotations

  • Henry David Thoreau
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    “What does education often do? It makes a straight-cut ditch of a free, meandering brook.”
  • Michael Ondaatje
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    “The first sentence of every novel should be: Trust me, this will take time but there is order here, very faint, very human. Meander if you want to get to town.”
  • Charles Caleb Colton
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    “Happiness, that grand mistress of the ceremonies in the dance of life, impels us through all its mazes and meandering, but leads none of us by the same route”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.,—Gr. Maiandros, a winding river in Asia Minor.

Usage

In literature:

I meandered back to the wash room.
"Working With the Working Woman" by Cornelia Stratton Parker
For a while her mind wore itself out in short, futile meanderings of suppositions.
"Stubble" by George Looms
One of the most remarkable of these rivers was the Meander.
"Xerxes" by Jacob Abbott
This stream came in a slow and meandering course through the meadows, and here emptied into the lake.
"Rollo in Geneva" by Jacob Abbott
From the left bank of the creek, a smaller stream meandered blindly off into the swamp.
"Blackbeard: Buccaneer" by Ralph D. Paine
I'll keep a look-out, and if any swimming Chinks come meandering around here, I'll just give 'em socks, you bet!
"The First Mate" by Harry Collingwood
The lugubrious booming of cannons came rolling over the meanderings of the Seine from the capital.
"Royal Palaces and Parks of France" by Milburg Francisco Mansfield
At intervals during the day their trail had bordered this little river, which Clare had christened the Meander.
"The Woman from Outside" by Hulbert Footner
From Scutari, on the opposite shore, the overland route meandered across Asia Minor to Aleppo in Syria.
"World's War Events, Vol. II" by Various
It flowed meandering into a wide lake.
"Valley of the Croen" by Lee Tarbell
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In poetry:

But to sing in joy, and wander,
Following the summer hours,
Drinking where the streams meander,
Feasting with the leaves and flowers.
"Legend Of The Canadian Robin" by John Douglas Sutherland Campbell
At length, where yon translucent tide,
Meanders slow the meads among:
Reclining on its sedgy side,
Thus to her sleeping babe she sung:
"Bertram And Anna" by Thomas Gent
That Source from which, meandering down,
A thousand streamlets circle now;
For then the monarch's glorious crown
But girt the most rapacious brow.
"The Progress Of The Rose" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
Or pensive, muses on the water's side,
Which purling doth thro' green meanders glide,
With watchful care he broods his heart away
'Till might is swallowed in the flood of day.
"On The Evening And Morning" by George Moses Horton
'Of sunset? The wild sea and desert meet
Eastward by yon unnavigable strand,
Then wherefore hath the flow of human feet
Left this dry runnel of memorial sand
Meandering thro' the summer of the land?
"A Hero's Grave" by Sydney Thompson Dobell
Like thee, meandering, yet wafted back
From distant hearth and lonely bivouac,
From strange vicissitudes in other lands,
From half-wrought labors and unfinished plans
I come, in thy cool depths my brow to lave,
And rest a moment by thy silver wave.
"The Sangamon River" by Hattie Howard

In news:

Meandering about the future.
Magic math for the meandering mind.
Meandering Just This Side of the Hamptons.
Meandering Up Maine's Midcoast.
My week without freeways: slow, meandering and surprisingly interesting.
Raising kids 'right' is a meandering road -- at best.
Five-Year Engagement' takes meandering walk to altar.
Yates, Meander and John Rick are also good selections.
A meandering, under-developed protagonist and schmalzy score are just a few drawbacks to The Lucky One.
After spending an evening meandering through the Mission, I wasn't feeling well by the time I reached my final destination.
The meandering Snake River shapes Idaho's past, future.
Meander in Melaka A wrong turn during a trip to Malaysia turns out to be the right way.
Chena River grows with the flow, as mouth meanders toward the south.
Sleepy-eyed football players meander from tinted-window SUVs onto the Regis High School football field.
Meanderings of the Managing Editor.
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In science:

The tra jectory of the meander from (φ, 0) is divided into three intervals of duration T , at the end of which, the meander returns to (φ, 0).
Infinite cycles in the random stirring model on trees
Cyclic-time random meander with parameter T is the random process X B .
Infinite cycles in the random stirring model on trees
We write X in place of X B and call X in shorthand a meander.
Infinite cycles in the random stirring model on trees
Here we record a simple observation regarding future of cyclic-time random meander given its past.
Infinite cycles in the random stirring model on trees
The meander X B from (φ, 0) crosses a certain subset of the outlying bars; from the child joint of these visited bars, X B performs an excursion over the associated descendent tree.
Sharp phase transition in the random stirring model on trees
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