to go at a slow, easy pace; stroll; saunter: He ambled around the town.
(of a horse) to go at a slow pace with the legs moving in lateral pairs and usually having a four-beat rhythm.
an ambling gait.
a slow, easy walk or gentle pace.
- ambler, noun
- am·bling·ly, adverb
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How to use amble in a sentence
And he could keep order in the halls just by ambling through them.
Ambling behind him is a handful of walkers, which Abraham dispatches in a matter of seconds.The Walking Dead’s ‘Self Help’: A Grim Show Displays Its Comedy Streak, and A Major Reveal | Melissa Leon | November 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Those ambling unsuccessfully through the dating scene don't want a wall covered in degrees and certificates.
Each novella in this book unfolds slowly, ambling through expository digressions with confidence.Must Reads: ‘How to Survive the Titanic,’ ‘The Limit,’ and More | Lucy Scholes, Kevin Canfield, Mythili Rao | December 20, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST
On the top of this the rider would sit perched, and, with a good ambling pony, could get along very comfortably.Mount Everest the Reconnaissance, 1921 | Charles Kenneth Howard-Bury
I gave Gibson the big ambling horse, ‘Badger,’ and we packed the big cob with a pair of water-bags that contained twenty gallons.The Adventures of Louis de Rougemont | Louis de Rougemont
In the power of continuous ambling they exceed the horses, and are often equal to them in speed.
They are a common sight in the neighbourhood of Peking, where ambling contests frequently take place outside the city wall.Life and sport in China | Oliver G. Ready
A gray, venerable-looking man was passing down the road on an ambling nag.Mothering on Perilous | Lucy S. Furman
British Dictionary definitions for amble
to walk at a leisurely relaxed pace
(of a horse) to move slowly, lifting both legs on one side together
to ride a horse at an amble or leisurely pace
a leisurely motion in walking
a leisurely walk
the ambling gait of a horse
- ambler, noun
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