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 Meanings and Examples of ZIGZAG
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zigzag
 a.  line or course that proceeds by sharp turns in alternating directions
Classic Sentence:
1  Pursuing a zigzag course across the marketplace, the child returned to her mother, and communicated what the mariner had said.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XXII. THE PROCESSION
2  Stepan Arkadyevitch hit one at the very moment when it was beginning its zigzag movements, and the snipe fell in a heap into the mud.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 6: Chapter 10
3  We passed across Holborn, down Endell Street, and so through a zigzag of slums to Covent Garden Market.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE BLUE CARBUNCLE
4  His gray clothes and jerky, zigzag, irregular progress made him not unlike some huge moth himself.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 7. The Stapletons of Merripit House
5  Only by following at some distance could one cut across the zigzag path of the French.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 15: CHAPTER IV
6  The thunder was loud and metallic, like the rattle of sheet iron, and the lightning broke in great zigzags across the heavens, making everything stand out and come close to us for a moment.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: XIX
7  By the beaten paths, which indulge in a thousand teasing zigzags, it required a good quarter of an hour.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER I—IN WHICH THE TREE WITH THE ZINC PLASTER APPEARS...
8  Anna Hansen shook the reins and they drove on, while I zigzagged back to my inlet and clambered up behind an overhanging elm.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: XIV
9  Two or three lamps were rained out and blown out; so, both saw the lightning to advantage as it quivered and zigzagged on the iron tracks.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER X
Example Sentence:
1  The entire valley at my right hand was full of pasture- fields, and cornfields, and wood; and a glittering stream ran zigzag through the varied shades of green, the mellowing grain, and the somber woodland, the clear and sunny lea.
2  She had just succeeded in curving it down into a graceful zigzag, and was going to dive in among the leaves.
3  She had just succeeded in curving it down into a graceful zigzag.
4  The lightning made a zigzag in the sky.