Phrases with "sauntered"

Julian Hawthorne The next morning, accordingly, we set forth; and as we sauntered along the wide pleasant boulevards, our conversation became more free and affable than it had been hitherto. Mrs. Gainsborough’s Diamonds by Julian Hawthorne

F. Scott Fitzgerald They dressed and ate breakfast in silence, and then sauntered out to get some air. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald

James Joyce He sauntered across the road swaying his head from side to side. Dubliners by James Joyce

After giving his message, he sauntered round, watching the play, and seemingly listened to no one. The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume

Anthony Trollope In about half an hour he sauntered upon the terrace, and flattened his nose against the window. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Elizabeth Gaskell They sauntered through the fragrant lanes, as if their loitering would prolong the time, and check the fiery-footed steeds galloping apace towards the close of the happy day. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

The weather was close, and being satisfied, and, for once, frugal, George cooked the two remaining fish, and swathing them neatly in fresh green leaves, sauntered away, cooing a corroboree of content. My Tropic Isle by E. J. Banfield

Virginia Woolf Helen sauntered on, observing the different people in their shabby clothes, who seemed so careless and so natural, with satisfaction. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

Sinclair Lewis He sauntered into the living-room and his glance passed from her drenched hat to her smeared rubbers. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

Wilkie Collins I sauntered round, with the most unconcerned manner I could assume, to the back of the house, by the inn yard. A Rogue’s Life by Wilkie Collins [1879]

Edith Wharton He sauntered on, letting the crowd carry him, with the air of one who has an hour to kill, and whose holiday-making takes the form of an amused spectatorship. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

It was, at all events, an innocent lamb to come near us, for as it sauntered away, I sent a revolver bullet after it, and it departed at much greater speed, squealing and howling until out of earshot. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

Anthony Trollope At the present moment he lighted a cigar and sauntered about the yard. Rachel Ray by Anthony Trollope

He sauntered through the Ring, returning and occasionally giving salutations, with a listless indifferent air which implied that he cared very little whether he was remembered or not. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

Thomas Wolfe Let’s go!” And, smiling, ruddy, plump, cheerful, a perverted picture of amiable good will to all the world, he sauntered through the door. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Virginia Woolf She sauntered slowly along the terrace. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

Thomas Hardy Turning back, he sauntered along till he had nearly reached his own house again. The Well-Beloved by Thomas Hardy [1897]

While they were thus engaged Ben Price sauntered in and leaned on his elbow, looking casually inside between the railings. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

From morning to night they sauntered about the boat like pieces of fluff or specks of dust in the sunbeams. In the World by Maksim Gorky

Henry Kingsley He sauntered past the carriage, and turned to look at her. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

Elizabeth Gaskell They sauntered out for a walk. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

Sam sauntered aft to the binnacle, cast his eye carelessly upon the compass, and uttered an ejaculation of astonishment. Cobwebs from an Empty Skull by Ambrose Bierce [1874]

Thomas Wolfe Just then Mr. Lawrence Hirsch sauntered up. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

George Gissing With a nod to the assembled gentlemen, Augustus, whose “get up” was the perfection of dandyism, sauntered in the direction of the beckoning girl. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

I sauntered behind the prison barracks. The Peasant Marey by Fyodor Dostoyevsky [1876]

Soapy stepped inside, secured the umbrella and sauntered off with it slowly. The Four Million by O. Henry [1906]

Arthur Morrison Dicky, with his hand on the music box in the lining of his jacket, sauntered up by the tail of the truck, and, waiting his chance, plunged his gift under the bundle of bedding, and left it there. A Child of the Jago by Arthur Morrison

Charles Dickens I beat the prison dust off my feet as I sauntered to and fro, and I shook it out of my dress, and I exhaled its air from my lungs. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

Anthony Trollope He sauntered into the garden by the little gate from the churchyard, and showed himself at the drawing-room window, without going round to the front door. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

The room was still deserted; now and then a straggler from the ballroom looked in for a moment, and then sauntered back to the central place of attraction. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

James Joyce She stood outside the shop in sunlight and sauntered lazily to the right. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

D.H. Lawrence They sauntered downwards towards the bay. The Trespasser by D.H. Lawrence

F. Scott Fitzgerald His acquaintances resented the fact that he turned up in popular restaurants with her and, leaving her at a table, sauntered about, chatting with whomsoever he knew. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Anthony Trollope After breakfast he sauntered up the hill and saw Captain Marrable enter the house in which Mary Lowther lived. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

D. H. Lawrence Another afternoon a young swell sauntered persistently among the vegetables, and Lilly, seated in his high little balcony, wondered why. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

Bram Stoker The workman took off his coat leisurely and hung it on one of the spikes of the rail, saying something to a policeman who just then sauntered along. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

Virginia Woolf He nodded and sauntered on, smoothing out the crumpled paper and muttering, as he tried to find his line in the column, “A cry-baby — a cry-baby. Between the Acts by Virginia Woolf [1941]

Elizabeth Gaskell Roger sauntered up to the corner where Cynthia was standing, playing with a hand-screen. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

Anthony Trollope And, as he sauntered down the road, the doctor did his best to banish it from his mind—not altogether successfully. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

He sauntered nearer with his knife and his tobacco-plug, and there was some compassion in his pensive stare. Stingaree by E. W. Hornung [1905]

Thomas Hardy She sauntered round the rooms for two or three minutes longer, then withdrew and returned to her hotel. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

Having sauntered through the ball and card rooms, they passed the door that led to the entrance passage, and gazed, with other loiterers, upon the new-comers ascending the stairs. Paul Clifford by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1830]

Jack London At four o’clock he executed a running jump, gained the roof of the chicken-house and leaped to the ground outside, whence he sauntered gravely to the house. White Fang by Jack London [1906]

Larose waited until he thought the coast was quite clear, and then sauntered slowly out. The Lonely House by Arthur Gask [1929]

Ford Madox Ford Tietjens patted his own ball lazily up the fairway and, dragging his bag behind him by the strap, he sauntered on. Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

G. K. Chesterton But they often sauntered round it in their interludes of talking and smoking cigarettes, and one of them had just come down from the clubhouse to find another gazing somewhat moodily into the well. The Man Who Knew Too Much by G. K. Chesterton

Jonathan Swif I sauntered after church with the Provost to-day to see a library to be sold, and dined at five with Lord Orkney. We still think there was malice in burning d’Aumont’s house. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

Arthur Conan Doyle When breakfast was over he sauntered out into the market square, where the horse sale was already in progress. The Green Flag by Arthur Conan Doyle [1900]

Mr. Hammond wondered a little at the man’s leisurely movements as he sauntered about, whistling to the peacock. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Good-morning!” Harvey sauntered out of the Bank in leisurely fashion, escorted to the steps by the Manager, a smiling, distinguished presentment of a class a little alien to the neighbourhood. Harvey Garrard's Crime by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1926]

Then some idlers sauntered down towards her and stood talking and smoking close to her side. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

Florence Dixie As he did so Esca in a dry suit sauntered up to where Maeva was standing. Redeemed in Blood by Florence Dixie [1889]

Henry James There was a fine English awkwardness in this — he felt that too as he sauntered vaguely and obliquely across the lawn, taking an independent line. The Lesson of the Master by Henry James [1888]

George Gissing And when at length he sauntered from the place, it was with a sense of satisfaction at what had happened. Eve's Ransom by George Gissing [1894]

His master looked at him once more and sauntered out of the box. Under Two Flags by Ouida [1867]

Thomas Hardy He sauntered towards the chapel, the opening words of the service being audible within. A Changed Man by Thomas Hardy [1913]

D. H. Lawrence When Emily and I were alone we sauntered aimlessly back to the garden. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

George Gissing Hands in pockets, Joseph sauntered to a seat. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

I’ve seen the prison there,” and then as if Sarle’s words had accidentally reminded him that bed was a desirable place at that time of the night, he sauntered carelessly from the room. The House on the Island by Arthur Gask [1931]

George Gissing Having eaten well and drunk still better, he lit a cigar and sauntered forth to find a place for dreaming. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

Was it just possible that, for once, the Count and Countess would take their chairs at the table-d’hôte? Full of this exciting hope I sauntered out upon the steps of the Belle Étoile. The Room in the Dragon Volant by J. Sheridan LeFanu

Sinclair Lewis When he had thus established himself as a person unemotional and interested only in business, he sauntered out. Babbit by Sinclair Lewis

George Meredith He sauntered by the graveyard wall until her figure slipped out of sight. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

Anthony Trollope He sauntered down along a small stream, which, after running through the gardens, bordered one of the coverts which came up near to the house. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Then he sauntered along toward Soda Sam’s, where he found the usual three or four cars of a summer evening parked in front and the little darkies running back and forth with sundaes and lemonades. Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald

George Gissing Bob sauntered through it, his hands in his pockets, observant of nothing; now and then a word escaped his lips, generally an oath. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

Anthony Trollope The baronet sent up half a dozen messages as he sauntered about the yard of the inn, but he got no message in return. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins His face showed plain tokens of anxiety, and his party-colored eyes looked hither and thither distrustfully, as he sauntered along the shore. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

John Galsworthy She rose and sauntered along, distending her bust — in defiance of the boylike fashion, which, after all, was on the wane — to take in the full of a sweet wind. The Silver Spoon by John Galsworthy

Jack London He sauntered slowly forward to the break of the poop, and, leaning his elbow on the corner of the cabin, gazed down thoughtfully and curiously at the excited boy. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

Ralph sauntered back into the morning-room, where we heard him beguiling his solitude with a few chords on the piano. The Danvers Jewels by Mary Cholmondeley [1886]

Edith Wharton He completed his scrutiny of the cabin, looked a little wistfully at Boyne, and then turned and sauntered away after the delinquent. The Children by Edith Wharton [1928]

Willa Cather He sauntered along slackly through the hot September sunshine, wondering why Langtry didn’t see the absurdity of their long grudge. The Professor’s House by Willa Cather [1925]

George Gissing The next day, just before sunset, he sauntered on the Embankment. He lifted up his eyes, and there, walking towards him, came the slim figure in grey. Will Warburton by George Gissing [1903]

Benjamin Disraeli Mr. Ferrers, when he quitted the house, sauntered to the mole, and gazed upon the moonlight sea. The Consul’s Daughter by Benjamin Disraeli

I spent an hour on the shore watching the boats, and then I sauntered round the Pavilion, ardently longing that fire might break forth and consume that architectural monstrosity. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

Blasphemous tongues learned to rein in their filthiness when this “beau lion” sauntered away from the picket-fire, on an icy night, to be out of hearing of their witless obscenities. Under Two Flags by Ouida [1867]

Anthony Trollope He sauntered up into the billiard-room knowing that his friend would be there, and there he found Doodles with his coat off, the sleeves of his shirt turned back, and armed with his cue. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

Jack London He stood by the weather rail for a time (we were lowering over the lee rail), and then sauntered slowly amidships, where he again paused and stood facing the wind, with his back toward us. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

Wilkie Collins As soon as he was alone again, he walked toward the Campo Santo, and, passing the house in which Nanina lived, sauntered up and down the street thoughtfully for some minutes. After Dark by Wilkie Collins [1856]

Benjamin Disraeli About an hour afterwards, he sauntered to the music-room. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

Oscar Wilde The two men sauntered languidly to the table, and examined what was under the covers. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde [1891]

Ford Madox Ford He sauntered slowly back towards the club-house. Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

A kind fate had led him that way, for as he sauntered past them he heard the word “Kangaroos” several times repeated. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

Henry Handel Richardson All right then! Whistling his loudest Cuffy sauntered off. Ultima Thule by Henry Handel Richardson

Wilkie Collins Poulailler sauntered down the hill to meet the fascinating travelers. Memoirs of an Adopted Son by Wilkie Collins [1861]

They sauntered on a long time in silence. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

La Fontaine sauntered about from one to the other, a peripatetic, absent-minded, boring, unbearable dreamer, who kept buzzing and humming at everybody’s elbow a thousand poetic abstractions. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas [1850]

Henry Handel Richardson Hand in hand the youthful lovers sauntered along the esplanade. Growing Pains by Henry Handel Richardson

Edgar Allan Poe One day he came upon deck, and, taking his arm as had been my wont, I sauntered with him backward and forward. Tales of Illusion by Edgar Allan Poe

Guy de Maupassan I lighted a cigar and sauntered aimlessly along the outer boulevard. Tombstones by Guy de Maupassan

D. H. Lawrence They sauntered into the study for coffee. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

Henry Handel Richardson The other two sauntered towards them, without haste. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

D. H. Lawrence At last Hannele sauntered up again, unwillingly. The Captain’s Doll by D. H. Lawrence

Charles heard the carriage roll away again, and when half an hour later he sauntered back towards the house, he was surprised to see Lady Mary sitting in the drawing-room window. Sir Charles Danvers by Mary Cholmondeley [1889]

Abraham Merri McKay undressed, hid the stained shirt in his travelling trunk, bathed and put on a fresh outfit, sauntered down to dinner. The Woman of the Wood by Abraham Merri

About three o’clock, as she sat there on the verge of sleep, Nobby sauntered by, bare to the waist — his shirt was drying — with a copy of a Sunday newspaper that he had succeeded in borrowing. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

Arthur Conan Doyle After dinner on the day following the picnic I sauntered down to this little summer-house, as was my custom. The Winning Shot by Arthur Conan Doyle

Dice sauntered up quite slowly and then, stopping a little way away, proceeded to light his pipe. The Dark Highway by Arthur Gask [1928]

William Makepeace Thackeray The women walked forward, with their gowns over their heads; the men sauntered on in the rain, with the utmost indifference to it. The Irish Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1843]

As he turned away at last and sauntered homewards, he passed a little knot of people gathered round a gesticulating open-air preacher. Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley [1893]

George Gissing Heedless of the carriage-drivers who shouted at him and even dogged him along street after street, he sauntered in the broad sunshine, plucking his grapes and relishing them. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

Charles, emerging slim and graceful out of an exquisite ulster, sauntered up to the fire, and asked where Sir George Danvers was. The Danvers Jewels by Mary Cholmondeley [1886]

D. H. Lawrence He lit his pipe and sauntered along as a man on his own estate does, feeling as if he were untrammeled by laws or conventions. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

Isabella Bird It was a hot, sultry day in August, and the British, scattered and sauntered on their toilsome way, till, overcome by fatigue or curiosity, they sat down near the margin of the precipice. The Englishwoman in America by Isabella Bird [1856]

Dinner was over, and Granville sauntered alone in the bit of garden between the house and the road, smoking a cigarette. A Bride from the Bush by E. W. Hornung [1890]

H. Rider Haggard In obedience to the priest’s direction he sauntered to her side laughing. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

I sauntered after them: why I wanted to learn which of the lords he was, I can’t tell, for lords are numerous enough, but I had had a curiosity upon the point ever since. Going through the Tunnel by Ellen Wood [1869]

Comforted a little, he sauntered on, glancing here and there with that sharp eye of his for a piece of work to be done. Agatha Webb by Anna Katharine Green

George Gissing Mr. Gammon, who had walked for some twenty yards, sauntered back to the shop, and his friend met him on the threshold. The Town Traveller by George Gissing [1897]

Captain Hervey, amused by the surprise visible on every face, sauntered forward, hat on head and cheroot in mouth as usual. The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume

Sinclair Lewis He sauntered up to the smoking-room for his first cocktail aboard, feeling very glossy and handsome and much-traveled. Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis

F. Scott Fitzgerald This sounded familiar, so he sauntered in and took a seat on a high stool. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The second man walked leisurely out and sauntered away without a backward glance. Max Carrados by Ernest Bramah [1914]

James Hogg I sauntered about the printing office for the space of two or three hours, during which time Watson bustled about with green spectacles on his nose, and took no heed of me. The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner by James Hogg [1824]

The live-long day we sauntered on, still keeping in view the end of our journey, but careless of the hour of its completion. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

The two ladies left almost immediately after dinner, and Bothwell sauntered out into the garden directly afterwards. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

Willa Cather Thea was still looking at the musical paper, her grammar unopened on the window-sill, when Bowers sauntered in a little before two o’clock. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

Marjorie Bowen When at last she drew up the glass and her chair was borne away down the Mall, he sauntered idly in the opposite direction. The Rake’s Progress by Marjorie Bowen [1912]

F. Scott Fitzgerald With Jordan’s slender golden arm resting in mine, we descended the steps and sauntered about the garden. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Julian Hawthorne Then, with a parting nod and smile, to which the jeweller did not respond, he sauntered out, I following him. Mrs. Gainsborough’s Diamonds by Julian Hawthorne

Henry Kingsley And so Charles sauntered home through the pleasant summer evening, saying to himself, “I think she is happy; I am glad she laughed. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

We sauntered moodily from the spot, and bent our steps towards Eaton-square, then just building. Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens [1836]

Elizabeth Gaskell He sauntered to the window, and looked out into the grass-grown farm-yard; but he could not help overhearing some of the conversation, which seemed to him carried on too much in the tone of equality. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

Abraham Merri They sauntered up to us leisurely; the surprised interest in their faces tempered by the same inhumanly gay malice that seemed to be characteristic of all these people we had as yet seen. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri

Joseph Furphy I verily believe he used to practise the accomplishment mentally, as he sauntered along beside his team. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

I was due at eight, and, as it still wanted some minutes to the hour, I sauntered slowly down the court, looking reflectively on the familiar scene and the well-known friendly faces. The Eye of Osiris by R. Austin Freeman [1911]

Kenneth Grahame He slipped out of the room quietly, paid his bill at the bar, and as soon as he got outside sauntered round quietly to the inn-yard. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

Benjamin Disraeli The Duke sauntered to Lady Aphrodite, but she would not dance; yet she did not yield his arm, and proposed a stroll. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

Thomas Hardy He sauntered out upon the landing, and descended the staircase. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

Then he sauntered out upon the stoop, and, lifting his head and drawing as long a breath as he could, looked over at the elms. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

Henry Kingsley The man (a surly fellow enough at ordinary times) thanked him heartily; and, when Charles had got the letter, he sauntered away in that direction slowly, thinking of many things. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

D. H. Lawrence We sauntered on in silence, not breaking the first hush of the woodlands. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

Wilkie Collins She sauntered to the door, as perfectly at her ease as if the room had been hers — not mine. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu Slowly he sauntered along, from street to street. Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

My dinner ended, I sauntered to a café. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

Bram Stoker Adam Salton sauntered into the Empire Club, Sydney, and found awaiting him a letter from his grand-uncle. The Lair of the White Worm by Bram Stoker [1911]

Anthony Trollope The elder one soon took the matter in his own hand by going to sleep; and Harry and Alaric being thus at liberty, sauntered out down the river side. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

Elizabeth Gaskell At last the country friend sauntered back to the railway-office, and while he waited for the train he made inquiry, as a last resource, of the book-keeper at the station. Disappearances by Elizabeth Gaskell [1851]

Arthur Machen He sauntered slowly up the lane, drinking in the religion of the scene, and thinking the country by night as mystic and wonderful as a dimly-lit cathedral. The Hill of Dreams by Arthur Machen [1907]

James Joyce Miss Kennedy sauntered sadly from bright light, twining a loose hair behind an ear. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

George Gissing He came into the room, closed the door, sauntered forwards, his hands in his pockets. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Belle sauntered across the room, refilled his tumbler and handed it to him. The Lion and the Lamb by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1930]

George Meredith Thence, with the story confirmed to him, he sauntered toward the house on the beach. The House on the Beach by George Meredith [1877]

Swinging the said pack on his arm he sauntered through the entrance hall to the row of waiting taxi-cabs, and selected that one which seemed to him to have the oldest and most doddering driver. Huntingtower by John Buchan [1922]

Wilkie Collins After a moment’s hesitation, the captain sauntered after the cabs. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Jacques Futrelle Finally she passed beyond his view and he sauntered carelessly toward the door. The Chase of the Golden Plate by Jacques Futrelle [1906]

Anthony Trollope He sauntered into the Abbey, and found them mending the organ. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

D. H. Lawrence And then, very superb, he sauntered away again. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

Jacques Futrelle A little while later Mr. Grimm sauntered out into the drawing-room and made his way toward Miss Thorne and the French ambassador. Elusive Isabel by Jacques Futrelle [1909]

The second man sauntered up and down, waiting his turn. Max Carrados by Ernest Bramah [1914]

Charles Dickens It is due to Mr. Idle to relate that his mind sauntered towards this peculiar conclusion on distinct and logically-producible grounds. The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices by Charles Dickens [1857]

Arnold Bennett Janet and Alicia, their arms round each other’s shoulders, sauntered into view from behind the cypresses. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

W. W. Jacobs The quietude told upon Henry, who, after a modest half-pint, lit his pipe and sauntered along the narrow High Street with his hands in his pockets. The Skipper’s Wooing by W. W. Jacobs [1897]

Anthony Trollope That same evening he sauntered across the corner of the churchyard to his neighbour the farmer. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

George Meredith Captain Bulsted sauntered near. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Bothwell sauntered silently by his cousin’s side. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

Anthony Trollope At that hour Sam had not made his appearance; but between twelve and one he sauntered into the comfortless room in which Carry was still sitting with her father. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

Adieu, Messires, adieu, ancestor;” and he sauntered off whistling to his hawk and caressing it. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Henry Kingsley And then he sauntered listlessly away — every day more listless, and not three weeks gone yet. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

But without volunteering an explanation he sauntered off towards Mr. Ely. He had hardly taken a step when the door opened and Miss Truscott appeared. Mr. Ely’s Engagement by Richard Marsh

Jonathan Swif I sauntered about this morning, and went with Dr. Pratt to a picture auction, where I had like to be drawn in to buy a picture that I was fond of, but, it seems, was good for nothing. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

Wilkie Collins Poulailler sauntered down the hill to meet the fascinating travellers. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

E. Phillips Oppenheim His little typist sauntered in. The Glenlitten Murder by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1929]

John Galsworthy In the mornings he sauntered with the dogs in the sunlight or tried to write poetry — for the two young Wilmots were busy. A Silent Wooing by John Galsworthy

Anthony Trollope Early, therefore, on the morning of the election, he sauntered down the cross street in which hung out the sign of the Brown Bear, and, as he expected, found Mr Reddypalm near his own door. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

George Eliot Stephen, moving away from the piano, sauntered slowly toward the table near which Maggie sat, and turned over the newspapers, apparently in mere idleness. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot [1860]

He sauntered along after the leaders, looking not a whit the worse than when he left the last water, going neither faster nor slower than his wont. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

It rose now suddenly in front of him, as he sauntered from patch to patch of sunlight under the elms, like some huge, shadowy, and symbolic monument. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

Miss Keeldar sauntered slowly by: her gait, her countenance wearing that mixture of wistfulness and carelessness which, when quiescent, was the wonted cast of her look, and character of her bearing. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

Theodore Dreiser She sauntered past him reading, without so much as a glance. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

It became a pleasure to identify his progress with the quaint rhythm of sound as he sauntered along. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

The Englishman followed him with thoughtful eyes, as he lighted a cigarette, and with his hands thrust into his trouser pockets, sauntered away into the vestibule. Sir Julian Garve by Ella D'Arcy [1897]

Anthony Trollope He then went back to his club, and when he sauntered into the card-room one old gentleman looked askance at him, as though inquiring angrily whether he had come there to make fresh misery. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

Then I sauntered back and entered the house with the fool intention of crossing the courtyard and wandering into the rear building where the crime had occurred. Initials Only by Anna Katharine Green

Then she went forth in search of a tea-shop and philanthropic adventure, at about the same time that Attab sauntered into the garden with a mind attuned to sparrow stalking. Beasts and Super-Beasts by Saki

Anne Bronte And we sauntered through the garden, and talked of the flowers, the trees, and the book, and then of other things. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte [1848]

Rudyard Kipling Shall we come this way?’ They sauntered along side by side till they reached the gate at the far end of the hillside. Rewards and Fairies by Rudyard Kipling [1910]

Anthony Trollope They sauntered on for a while together, and then Norman left them. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

Hexford sauntered over to the stalls. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

When the doctor had left, Ralph and Aurelia, who had actually seen nothing of each other that morning, sauntered away together towards the library. The Danvers Jewels by Mary Cholmondeley [1886]

Willa Cather At five minutes to eleven he sauntered up to Marie’s booth, and the French boys dispersed to find their girls. O Pioneers! by Willa Cather [1913]

George Gissing He sauntered up and stood before her in an easy attitude. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

Virginia Woolf He turned and sauntered slowly after the retreating company. Between the Acts by Virginia Woolf [1941]

Gaston sauntered slowly up to the coffee bar, and asked for a cup in his usual musical voice, but when the stout gentleman heard him speak he turned pale and looked up. Madame Midas by Fergus Hume

Henry James Nick sauntered about the church — it took a good while; he leaned against low things and looked up at it while he smoked another cigarette. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

F. Scott Fitzgerald They sauntered leisurely toward the door, pursued in a moment by the suspicious Ganymede. “Some mistake, sir. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Lady Lesbia sauntered about the lawn, looking very elegant in her cream-coloured Indian silk gown, very listless, very tired of her lovely surroundings. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

George Gissing They sauntered about the first room, exchanging a few idle remarks. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

Anthony Trollope He sauntered into Sebright’s, as he went home, but he could not find — words to speak to any one about the little matters of the day. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

His aunt was still calling his name when he sauntered into the front garden. Beasts and Super-Beasts by Saki

He sauntered to the rear, and looked out over the golf-links. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

And when the surging crowd had passed, he sauntered away in the direction of the saddling-place. The Other Earring by Ellen Wood [1874]

Benjamin Disraeli The day was genial, the scene was flushed with roses and pink thorns, and brilliant groups, amid bursts of music, clustered and sauntered on the green turf of bowery lawns. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

Radclyffe Hall Then he sauntered out of the schoolroom. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

George Gissing Clad only in a loose tunic, bare-armed, bare-footed, he lay or sauntered wherever shade was dense, as far as possible from the part of the villa consecrated to his guest. Veranilda by George Gissing [1903]

The latter gentleman, after giving Viola an encouraging smirk, sauntered back to his seat. The Heads of Cerberus by Francis Stevens

Elizabeth Gaskell It was an adventure to tell Mr Bellingham, however; and it roused and amused him till dinner-time came, after which he sauntered forth with a cigar. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

Anthony Trollope At this moment two men sauntered in and took their places in the further corner of the room. Dr. Wortle’s school by Anthony Trollope