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astray

adjective aberrant, adrift, afield, amiss, awry, circuitous, deviating, errant, erratic, indirect, lost, misled, off-center, out of one's bearings, out of one's reckoning, random, round-about, straying, unguided
See also: culpable, errant, lost, peccant
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On this particular night, Jesus leaves his ninety and nine and seeks out the ones that have gone astray.
The search will lead him ' to discover a chilling and terrible murder - and a tale of passion gone astray
A LATE gamble on Simon Cowell to be knighted in the New Year Honours looks to have gone astray.
Paul said: "We all enjoy reading detective stories so we thought we could help people find things they had lost, or pets that had gone astray.
It noticed I had gone astray and said: "Do a U-turn".
I AM not of the 'flog them and hang them' brigade normally, but lately society seems to have lost the point, gone astray somewhat.
He is quite a shy lad and came into a whole new group of people, half his kit having gone astray during the journey.
I think unless we start an inquiry now, the memories will have faded, the files will have gone astray, the emails will have been erased.
THE Navy officer's laptop is not the first computer with sensitive data to have gone astray recently.
Why then do the authorities feel confident the data has not gone astray, in the absence of sudden and widespread raids on personal accounts?
What they also believe, however, is that even if a Speaker Pelosi looms in the wings, sometimes the best remedy for a party gone astray is to give it a session in the time-out chair.
Afterward, manager Mike Scioscia fretted not over another fielding chance gone astray, but of missed opportunities that would have changed the complexion of the game.