Origin of wayward
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OTHER WORDS FROM waywardway·ward·ly, adverbway·ward·ness, nounun·way·ward, adjective
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In the future, the astronomers hope to understand how these wayward worlds acquired their odd orbits.Most planets on tilted orbits pass over the poles of their suns|Ken Croswell|June 14, 2021|Science News
I do not wish to be put through any wayward maneuvering, and I am certainly not interested in a romantic relationship with you.Miss Manners: Teacher-turned-colleague is creepy, unprofessional|Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin|June 4, 2021|Washington Post
Still, Suggs would be a dream addition for a wayward franchise that hasn’t won a playoff series since 2004 and has struggled to develop a young core in recent years.
One idea is that Phobos and Deimos are wayward asteroids that were captured by Mars.These Images Expose the Dark Side of the Solar System - Issue 89: The Dark Side|Corey S. Powell|August 26, 2020|Nautilus
It was an intimate and somber plea, like a parent opening an intervention with a wayward child.
How about the man who created her—a lover of women who lived with a wife, his lover, their children, and a wayward librarian?Wonder Woman’s Creation Story Is Wilder Than You Could Ever Imagine|Tom Arnold-Forster|November 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The story of a wayward anesthesia trainee who took a near fatal dose of fentanyl hit the news this week.
Not to worry, Bob, those wayward thoughts are portals of discovery for an interviewer.
A regal few were spiritual counselors, like Weberman, bringing wayward kids and teens back from the brink of ruined lives.How One Sex Abuse Case Tore Apart the Williamsburg Hasidim|Allison Yarrow|August 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But agitation unlocks wayward fancies and sends them scurrying inopportunely across the very foreground of the mind.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
Mariamne had grown more fantastic, and capricious, and wayward than ever.
A large stone set in a secure place surely is a better boundary than a wayward stream whose course is changed by every freshet.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman|Albert Sidney Bolles
Observe the wayward boy whose chief inheritance is a wild, wilful nature.The value of a praying mother|Isabel C. Byrum
From this companionship a group of wayward children may be formed.Report of the Special Committee on Moral Delinquency in Children and Adolescents|Oswald Chettle Mazengarb et al.