wander from

wander from (someone or something)

1. To stray or move away from someone or something in a meandering, ambling manner. What's this toddler doing here all by herself? She must have wandered from her parents. Please don't wander from the hotel at night. It isn't safe in this city after sundown.
2. To act contrary to some established moral, principle, ideology, etc. I wandered from the teachings of my church when I was in college, but I came to embrace them again a couple of years after I graduated. He wandered from his marriage vows, but I found it in my heart to forgive him.
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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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It is estimated that over 30 percent of nursing home residents and between 25 percent and 70 percent of community-dwelling older adults with dementia wander from their supervised healthcare settings at least once during their stay.
So apparently allowing your mind to wander from time to time is crucial for one's creative process.
OUR minds wander from what we are doing for nearly half our lives, scientists have revealed.
Pioneering research examining why dementia sufferers wander from home is being carried out on Tyneside.
"I had never wanted to wander from the Sisters of Mercy's placid blue walls, but something in Colette's face, something in her eyes, in the curve of her elegant nose and trim mouth caused me to long for the world."
The WatchMate Wander Prevention System uses RF technology to monitor Alzheimer's residents in healthcare facilities who tend to wander from safe areas.
The WatchMate Wander Prevention System from Xmark, a division of Instantel, Inc., uses RF technology to monitor Alzheimer's residents in healthcare facilities who tend to wander from safe areas.