verb (used without object), strag·gled, strag·gling.
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Origin of straggle
OTHER WORDS FROM stragglestrag·gler, nounstrag·gling·ly, adverb
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Example sentences from the Web for stragglers
Then the crowd dispersed and a few of the stragglers were arrested.
Dismounting, I received congratulations on not dying from a couple of stragglers in our group who had seen the whole thing unfold.Monument Valley From the Eyes of a Krazy Kat and John Ford Fan|Malcolm Jones|February 3, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Once in their seats, a coach runs them through the song, attempting to bring the stragglers up to speed.
Stragglers were coming and going into the fall and winter, so some delegates did not sign until several months later.
Some of the stragglers were still in the houses; in one of them I heard some soldiers playing a piano.Ten years in the ranks, U.S. army|Augustus Meyers
It has had its advance-guard, its rear-guard, and its stragglers.What Social Classes Owe to Each Other|William Graham Sumner
"Some stragglers kept behind for something, seeking to catch up the main body," spoke Rogers in a whisper.French and English|Evelyn Everett-Green
When I came up the second time I was quite far enough to be safe, and the stragglers had largely disappeared on board.The Devil's Own|Randall Parrish
The stragglers were collected and returned to their commands.Uncle Daniel's Story Of "Tom" Anderson|John McElroy