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wander about

 and wander around
to stroll or amble around without any purpose evident; to roam around. We just wandered about downtown all morning, looking at the shop windows. It's fun to wander around in a strange town.
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wander away (from someone or something)

 and wander off (from someone or something)
to roam away from someone or something. The little boy wandered away from his mother. He wandered off from his sister. The dog wandered off.
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wander from something

to stray from something, such as a path, a set of rules, etc. Please do not wander from the path I have set for you. If you wander from our guidelines, your finished product may not be acceptable.
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wander in(to something)

to stray or roam into something or some place. A deer wandered into the parking lot and frightened some of the shoppers. Someone wandered in and sat down.
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wander off

(from someone or something) Go to wander away (from someone or something).
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wandering hands

  (British & Australian humorous)
a person, usually a man, who has wandering hands often tries to touch other people for sexual excitement Joe was notorious for having wandering hands and all the women tried to avoid going into his office.
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References in classic literature ?
She must wander on and on, and wait for a lower depth of despair to give her courage.
Once he used to wander over unmeasured tracts of land and sea at the bidding of King Eurystheus, and himself did many deeds of violence and endured many; but now he lives happily in the glorious home of snowy Olympus, and has neat-ankled Hebe for his wife.
In such weather I would be able to wander round as I pleased, without the least risk of being seen by or meeting any cousins, and it was after all the garden that lay nearest my heart.
Of what I should say to the cousins, and of how I should introduce myself into their midst, I did not think at all: the pilgrim spirit was upon me, the unpractical spirit that takes no thought for anything, but simply wanders along enjoying its own emotions.
Let us wander barefoot through the world, rather than linger here.
And then the old man clasped his hands above her head, and said, in a few broken words, that from that time forth they would wander up and down together, and never part more until Death took one or other of the twain.
It is estimated that 70 percent of people living with Alzheimer s disease will wander at some point.
This provided the spur, or the initial energy and stimulus as a starting point for this new business concept - working with students and their experiences of our city, engaging with the public, drawing on the experience of business and from this gaining the seed of an early business idea," says Iain Acton, Course Leader, Living Labs and Co-Founder, Wander City.
So apparently allowing your mind to wander from time to time is crucial for one's creative process.
A WOMAN twice allowed a three-year-old boy to wander the streets alone in his pyjamas at 5am.
Fortunately, LTC providers have resources available to them to help ensure resident safety, and the technology in the field of wander management continues to evolve to meet the needs of both facilities and residents.
12 ( ANI ): Yahoo has reportedly acquired social diary 'Days' app maker Wander to bolster its mobile team.
One of the best ways to prevent this is to recognize when a senior might wander.
People's minds wander at least 30 percent of the time during all activities except sex, say graduate student Matthew Killingsworth and psychologist Daniel Gilbert, both of Harvard University.