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saunter along

1. To walk, amble, or stroll at a leisurely, unhurried pace. Emily just sauntered along on our hike, looking at every little flower and insect on the trail. I spent the rest of the day sauntering along in the theater district.
2. To follow some particular path or route on foot at a leisurely, unhurried pace. We spent a couple hours just sauntering along the famous Las Ramblas boulevard in Barcelona, strolling from stall to stall and taking in the wonderful sights and sounds. I sauntered along the beach after lunch, thinking over where things stood in my relationship with Sarah.

saunter along

to walk along slowly; to ramble along. Bob sauntered along, looking as if he didn't have a care in the world. I was just sauntering along, minding my own business, when all of a sudden a mugger jumped out and swiped my purse.
References in classic literature ?
After sauntering along for some time he discovered the Hare by the wayside, apparently asleep, and seeing a chance to win pushed on as fast as he could, arriving at the goal hours afterward, suffering from extreme fatigue and claiming the victory.
The three boys sallied out; the Dodger with his coat-sleeves tucked up, and his hat cocked, as usual; Master Bates sauntering along with his hands in his pockets; and Oliver between them, wondering where they were going, and what branch of manufacture he would be instructed in, first.
At last we rose and dressed; and Queequeg, taking a prodigiously hearty breakfast of chowders of all sorts, so that the landlady should not make much profit by reason of his Ramadan, we sallied out to board the Pequod, sauntering along, and picking our teeth with halibut bones.
Passepartout therefore decided to wait several hours; and, as he was sauntering along, it occurred to him that he would seem rather too well dressed for a wandering artist.
I always liked particularly sauntering along these streets in the dusk, just when there were crowds of working people of all sorts going home from their daily work, with faces looking cross with anxiety.
Here he comes, sauntering along with a straw in his mouth, the queerest, coolest fish in Rugby.
About fifty yards from the hotel, at the first cross-road, as he passed through the crowd of foot-passengers sauntering along, someone touched his shoulder, and said in a whisper into his ear:
In the mean time, Ichabod would carry on his suit with the daughter by the side of the spring under the great elm, or sauntering along in the twilight, that hour so favorable to the lover's eloquence.
Some pedestrians are no better, failing to look before stepping off the kerb, forcing vehicles to brake by blithely crossing in front of them or sauntering along oblivious to all around them, transfixed by their phone screens.
However, tackling this afternoon's twomile, five-furlong distance for the first time, Darling Maltaix laughed at his 13 rivals, sauntering along under this afternoon's rider Lorcan Williams before speeding away for a four-length supremacy.
The question will undoubtedly be asked whether Altior would still have won had Douvan not crashed out when still sauntering along effortlessly in the lead.
While sauntering along the wide pavements of Bloomsbury, Karl Marx mused on the possibilities of communism, while Charles Darwin wondered if we were descended from apes.
After five minutes I spy a jovial little posse of 11-year-olds sauntering along the main street like they have all the time in the world.
"We've seen teams in the past languishing in bottom position and just sauntering along because it hasn't mattered that they've finished bottom of the bottom league.
| SAUNTERING ALONG: Ali Jones, of Linthwaite, and her son Ruddi Waterworth-Jones - the inspiration behind Ruddi's Retreat, two seaside caravans which provide low-cost holidays for sick children and their families (PW290413Cruddi-02)