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 Meanings and Examples of ASTRAY
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astray
 a.  away from the correct path or direction, either in a literal or in a figurative sense; wandering
Classic Sentence: (20 in 2 pages)
1  They went astray, in their innocence, to such a degree that they introduced the immense enfeeblement of a crime into their establishment as an element of strength.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER III—THE ANKLE-CHAIN MUST HAVE UNDERGONE A CERTAIN...
2  The ocean seeks to lead it astray in the alarming sameness of its billows, but the vessel has its soul, its compass, which counsels it and always shows it the north.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER III—THE ANKLE-CHAIN MUST HAVE UNDERGONE A CERTAIN...
3  A precious sign which, however, led him astray, since it caused him to turn all his researches in the direction of the Cul-de-Sac Genrot.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER X—WHICH EXPLAINS HOW JAVERT GOT ON THE SCENT
4  This is what socialism said outside and above a few sects which have gone astray; that is what it sought in facts, that is what it sketched out in minds.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER IV—CRACKS BENEATH THE FOUNDATION
5  This sovereignty may do evil; it can be mistaken like any other; but, even when led astray, it remains great.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER V—FACTS WHENCE HISTORY SPRINGS AND WHICH HISTORY ...
6  However that may be, Claquesous had gone astray and was not found again.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER II—EMBRYONIC FORMATION OF CRIMES IN THE INCUBATIO...
7  To be astray and to seem free is to be lost.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XVI—HOW FROM A BROTHER ONE BECOMES A FATHER
8  No argument must lead you astray.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter I
9  It leads one astray; one does not know what to do.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
10  They have been leading her astray for years.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIV
11  She tried one ascending path and another, and found that they led her astray.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 4: 5 The Journey across the Heath
12  I don't understand how a man of his immense intellect can fail to see what is as clear as day, and can go so far astray.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XXVIII
13  Fly to a brother's aid whoever he may be, exhort him who goeth astray, raise him that falleth, never bear malice or enmity toward thy brother.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER IV
14  He was thinking that Prince Andrew was unhappy, had gone astray, did not see the true light, and that he, Pierre, ought to aid, enlighten, and raise him.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER XII
15  "The Emperor returns these Austrian banners," said Bilibin, "friendly banners gone astray and found on a wrong path," and his brow became smooth again.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 12: CHAPTER I
Example Sentence:
1  Better to ask the way than go astray.
2  Don't worry, I won't lead you astray.
3  This novel is likely to lead teenagers astray.
4  The misleading sign led me astray.
5  Such ideas will only lead the world's people astray.