Origin of astray
Examples from the Web for astray
But sometimes, the quest for facts lets us down, or leads us astray, and leaves us worse off than before, not better.
The author of Room, Slammerkin, and Astray picks five of the best historical fictions about the oldest profession.
Then you read the short stories in Astray, and you realize this is how she writes!
Your most recent book, The Golden Cage, is about three brothers whose rigid ideologies lead them astray.Shirin Ebadi Interview: Iran’s Voice of Reason on Nuke Talks|R.M. Schneiderman|April 15, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The way of those on whom Thou hast bestowed Thy Grace, those whose (portion) is not wrath, and who go not astray.
He took it for granted that Tom would be paying her his usual afternoon visit, and he was not astray.A Nest of Linnets|Frank Frankfort Moore
Our mind is all astray—existence goes on outside of real life.'The Roman Poets of the Republic|William Young Sellar
Nor even does that, luxuriant though it be, lead him astray.The London Pulpit|J. Ewing Ritchie
He never thought she had led him astray, and had no blame for her.A Little Girl in Old Salem|Amanda Minnie Douglas
For there is a serious difficulty in which the very employment of the word "immediate" might lead us astray.A New Philosophy: Henri Bergson|Edouard le Roy
British Dictionary definitions for astray
adjective, adverb (postpositive)
Word Origin for astray
Word Origin and History for astray
c.1300, astraied "away from home; lost," borrowed and partially nativized from Old French estraie, past participle of estraier "astray, riderless (of a horse), lost," literally "on stray" (see stray (v.)).
Idioms and Phrases with astray
see best-laid plans go astray; go astray.