wander away

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.
See also: away, wander
References in classic literature ?
My dear sir," said the Distinguished Advocate of Republican Institutions, without removing his eyes from the horizon, "you wander away into the strangest irrelevancies
We must give up the farm, my dear," replied her uncle sadly, "and wander away into the world to work for our living.
She said it in a tone that placed the matter in its right light--a light in which they appeared kindly, quite tenderly, to watch Maud wander away into space with her lovely head bent under a theory rather too big for it.
They would come to me with eager cries of astonishment, like children, but like children they would soon stop examining me and wander away after some other toy.
In the meantime the captain addressed himself steadily to the business of his ship, scorning the holiday spirit and useless pursuits of his emancipated messmates, and warning them, from time to time, not to wander away nor be out of hail.
Even when a glaze comes over them (which is sometimes the case), and he seems to wander away into a frightful sort of dream in which he threatens most, he obliges me to know it, and to know that he is sitting close at my side, more terrible to me than ever.
Surely it was more likely that a brainless creature, acting solely by vague predatory instinct, would give up the chase when I disappeared, and, after a pause of astonishment, would wander away in search of some other prey?
When a moment later I saw your eyes wander away from the picture, I suspected that your mind had now turned to the Civil War, and when I observed that your lips set, your eyes sparkled, and your hands clinched, I was positive that you were indeed thinking of the gallantry which was shown by both sides in that desperate struggle.
Even the youngest would wander away for miles if not restrained.
The telegram still remains the only solid thing with which we have to deal, and we must not permit our attention to wander away from it.
What is also clear is that the boat probably belonged to poor Pakistani fishermen fishing to feed their families as just Indian fishermen do," he said adding that both Pakistan and India were aware that these poor fishermen often wander away in each other's territorial waters being caught before they were sent back to their respective countries.
He is one of six Lane County residents who wear the bracelet as part of a program that allows authorities to track people with dementia who sometimes wander away from their homes, officials said.
For 10% of their journey they are eating, reaching for the phone, texting or engaged in other activities that cause concentration to wander away from what is happening beyond the windscreen.
An individual with Alzheimer's may wander away from home or have difficulty remembering such basic details as their address or medications.
It is very out of character for him to wander away like this and we are worried that he may have taken ill somewhere.