lope along

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lope along

To run, glide, or bound onward with a long, swinging stride. The deer loped along, blissfully unaware of the hunter putting it in his sights. I was struggling to keep up while Tom just loped along beside me.

lope along

to move along, bounding. The dog loped along at a very even pace, answering to his master's whistle. The horses loped along, eager to get home.
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As the huge brute loped along it dropped forward upon its fore-paws and brought its nose to the ground every twenty yards or so.
We loped along miles of straight highways flanked by eye-searing scenery, oozing history and a dappling of properties still bearing scars of of the country's bitter conflict of the 1990's.
Some crews ran in complete silence, while others sang and clapped as they loped along, sometimes following vehicles blaring music.
Instead of making a grand entrance swinging through the trees, the Man of the Forest loped along the very path we had taken to reach the orangutan feeding station at Tanjung Harapan in Tanjung Puting National Park.
How Can I Tell You loped along on a heavy reggae bassline, before speeding up for a euphoric sprint to the finish.
A herding dog loped along the road to one side of 20 or 30 cattle, and two cowboys riding bareback kept the line on the other.
Murtagh bided his time on Recital, who loped along towards the tail of the field as Peslier set a sensible pace on Rigolleto.
Fourteen years ago he towered above me as we walked the neighborhood around Georgetown University, I a 5-foot-2 female 30 years his senior, scrambling to keep up with his 6 feet 2 as he loped along. Intent as he was on his story, he scarcely noticed my difficulty.
We loped along the blood trail like wolves and peered over the bluff on the far side.
``He just loped along and then I used my whip in case there was a camera or something.