go astray

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When it don't go astray for a long time, they get suspicious and throttle it anyhow, because they think it is hatching deviltry.
I swear to you, that I am innocent, and I know, I feel, that you believe me; but I would rather be taken for the guilty man than see justice go astray on that phrase, "The presbytery has lost nothing of its charm, nor the garden its brightness.
Hetty had seated herself as she tied on her cap, and now Dinah leaned forwards and took her hands as she answered, "Because, dear, trouble comes to us all in this life: we set our hearts on things which it isn't God's will for us to have, and then we go sorrowing; the people we love are taken from us, and we can joy in nothing because they are not with us; sickness comes, and we faint under the burden of our feeble bodies; we go astray and do wrong, and bring ourselves into trouble with our fellow-men.
Help the sick and lonely HELP the sick and lonely It might happen to you You never know the future Somebody needs your help Search for health and wealth Help the sick and lonely The autumn days are near Who is doing the caring Who can you trust and share with Love is beautiful and strong We all go astray like sheep Keep on the journey And keep clean and tidy Old age and young people See them everyday In the sunshine and rain No worry no pain Houses are being built The refugees are being saved You never know the day When you stand at the grave Be brave and have courage Trust in the word Trust in the invisible powers In each hour we smile We find a new style Help the sick and needy There are great rewards waiting Like silver and gold.
The trend among youngsters to go astray has to be nipped in the bud.
But when we have everybody back fit and available we'll have a decent strong squad and hope a better balance and hopefully a wee bit of luck wouldn't go astray.
He also expressed his resolve that PML-N's struggle for independent Judiciary was a part of heritage of Nation's political history, and would not be allowed to go astray or wasted.
I am sharing my experience with Prime Minister Putin and President Dmitry Medvedev, because I don't want them to go astray by making similar mistakes" Ex-Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, who is nearly 80 "There is a fairly widespread assumption in the prevailing culture of Britain that people of faith rely on dogma and bigotry and that no one with a brain can believe in God.
However, best laid plans of piglets and men oft do go astray, and Piggity-Wiggity Jiggity Jig gets a chance to shine
I have a great advice: lead a life of values and your children will not go astray.
Proverbs 15,3 LORD, watch over all who are separated from loved ones and home; who are in trouble or exposed to danger; who are tempted to go astray.
I should be glad to hear from anyone who can explain how a recorded delivery letter can go astray, and why, and just who is responsible?