astray


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Related to astray: lead astray, go astray
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Synonyms for astray

off the right track

Synonyms

lead someone astray

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  • lead into sin
  • lead into error
  • lead into bad ways
  • lead into wrong
  • lead off the straight and narrow

Synonyms for astray

not in the right way or on the proper course

unable to find the correct way or place to go

not in accordance with what is usual or expected

Synonyms for astray

far from the intended target

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References in classic literature ?
It seems, Vasili Andreevich, that we have gone quite astray,' Nikita suddenly remarked, as if it were a pleasant thing.
If she had only pressed them a little further--if she had not unconsciously led me astray again by the very next question that fell from her lips--she
His health having been perfect during all that time, he had been unable to discern any validity in whatever may or might have been urged to lure him astray from his counter and it is related that once when he was summoned to the county seat as a witness in an important law case and did not attend, the lawyer who had the hardihood to move that he be "admonished" was solemnly informed that the Court regarded the proposal with "surprise.
Valeria might meet with the person who had watched him, and might hear all that the person had discovered--unless he led her astray at the outset of her investigations.
These misguided people sacrificed their own lives wantonly, very often made our own plans go astray, and retarded our organization.
Even the heart of Zeus, who delights in thunder, is led astray by her; though he is greatest of all and has the lot of highest majesty, she beguiles even his wise heart whensoever she pleases, and mates him with mortal women, unknown to Hera, his sister and his wife, the grandest far in beauty among the deathless goddesses -- most glorious is she whom wily Cronos with her mother Rhea did beget: and Zeus, whose wisdom is everlasting, made her his chaste and careful wife.
But now my mouth shall no more have this power among the gods; for very great has been my madness, my miserable and dreadful madness, and I went astray out of my mind who have gotten a child beneath my girdle, mating with a mortal man.
They were concerned to find that his reason went astray after this; for he babbled, for a long time, about the generosity and goodness of his brother, and the merry old times when they were at school together.
I have heard of many going astray even in the village streets, when the darkness was so thick that you could cut it with a knife, as the saying is.
He was,' cried the mother; 'and he was the more easy to be led astray because he had them.
The inspection teams held 394 workers, including 123 absconding workers, 221 astray workers and 50 workers with other violations.
Crossbars, chances going astray, hitting people and getting cleared, but we need to stick together and we will do that and I'm very confident we can turn this around.
He has gone astray and working for a wrong political party, which believes in hatred between the communities.
The inspection teams caught (343) workers including (193) absconding workers, (140) astray workers and (10) workers with other violations.
DiGirolamo elaborated, “If everyone could experience the Spirit we've felt there; especially with those who are turning their hearts to Christ for forgiveness, healing, strength and new beginnings through his atonement, we'd all be much better Christians; being non-judgmental, more forgiving, compassionate and full of love for those who have gone astray for a season.