veering


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Synonyms for veering

the act of turning aside suddenly

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I started up to write to my uncle--at once--the month after she said her folks came from Veering Holler.
Ruth succeeded in veering right and left and right again, and in running the narrow passage between table and bed to Martin's side; but Arthur veered too wide and fetched up with clatter and bang of pots and pans in the corner where Martin did his cooking.
No word was spoken, but at once the yacht began a most astonishing performance, veering and yawing as though the greenest of amateurs was at the wheel.
He, also, was addicted to crowding her, to veering toward her till his scarred muzzle touched her body, or shoulder, or neck.
He must see many beautiful ladies," she thought, veering backward and forward between pride and humility.
As we started to leave the building and hunt for a seat, a small woman, possibly thirty years of age, with a washed-out complexion of the farmer's wife sort, darted up to him in a bird-like way, for all the world like the darting veering gulls over our heads and fastened herself to his arm with the accuracy and dispatch and inevitableness of a piece of machinery.