Usage examples for astray

  1. It only leads men astray, and pleases the Devils. – The First Distiller by Leo Tolstoy
  2. When the creature claimeth for its own anything good, it goeth astray. – Christian Mysticism by William Ralph Inge
  3. A letter must have gone astray, your mother thinks. – Hildegarde's Neighbors by Laura E. Richards
  4. Only just possible, replied Mr Harrington, as this place is so retired, and my own letters sometimes go astray; but you must feel that such a hope as that is a mere shadow. – Amy Herbert by Elizabeth Sewell
  5. Sometimes when we are far astray, Their spirit- hands may guide our way; And if we would but pause to hear, What whispered words of tender cheer Might come on those fine airs that blow From the strange Land of Long Ago! – The Land of Long Ago by Eliza Calvert Hall
  6. Hence, if the present world doth go astray, In you the cause is, be it sought in you; And I therein will now be thy true spy. – Divine-Comedy-Longfellow-s-Translation-Complete by Dante Alighieri
  7. 7. What spirits stand ever ready to deceive and ruin those who are off guard or bent on going astray? – Bible-Readings-for-the-Home-Circle by
  8. Let your life be like the hour hand of the watch, so true and steady that other girls and boys who daily watch you may know life's time, may never be led astray. – The Children's Six Minutes by Bruce S. Wright
  9. Jack Carleton therefore took every precaution against going astray. – The Lost Trail by Edward S. Ellis
  10. Two of their trunks had gone astray, and on the night of their arrival the mother was taken violently ill. – Entire PG Edition of The Works of William Dean Howells by William Dean Howells
  11. But then, as things now are with us, like all the rest of the machinery of the soul, shame has gone sadly astray both in its objects and in its operations, till it demands a long, a severe, and a very noble discipline over himself before any man can keep shame in its proper place and directed in upon its proper objects. – Bunyan Characters First Series by Alexander Whyte
  12. If he went astray, and could not follow the difficult path he indicated, he has at least clearly described the ways and modes of proceeding. – History of American Socialisms by John Humphrey Noyes
  13. The theories criticised, moreover, even where they have gone astray in solving problems, have at least the merit of stating problems, and so have aided in clearing the way for theories better based. – The Value of Money by Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
  14. But for the last fortnight things had begun to go astray with them. – Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope
  15. Unfortunately, I allowed my judgment to lead me astray. – King Arthur's Socks and Other Village Plays by Floyd Dell
  16. It ran as follows: I have reason to believe an attempt will sooner or later be made upon my life, and that the utmost cunning will be employed to lead the authorities astray. – The-Darrow-Enigma by Severy, Melvin Linwood
  17. Had her letter gone astray? – The Emancipated by George Gissing
  18. And to lead you astray, I can assure you, is far from my purpose. – From Wealth to Poverty by Austin Potter