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intr.v. saun·tered, saun·ter·ing, saun·ters
To walk at a leisurely pace; stroll.
1. A leisurely pace.
2. A leisurely walk or stroll.

[Probably from Middle English santren, to muse.]

saun′ter·er n.


the act of sauntering
References in classic literature ?
After sauntering along for some time he discovered the Hare by the wayside, apparently asleep, and seeing a chance to win pushed on as fast as he could, arriving at the goal hours afterward, suffering from extreme fatigue and claiming the victory.
The three boys sallied out; the Dodger with his coat-sleeves tucked up, and his hat cocked, as usual; Master Bates sauntering along with his hands in his pockets; and Oliver between them, wondering where they were going, and what branch of manufacture he would be instructed in, first.
Felix made a second sauntering attempt to reach the picture-gallery.
Down the avenue came boastfully sauntering a lad of sixteen years, although the chronic sneer of an ideal manhood already sat upon his lips.
said Miss Wilkinson, when they were sauntering through the kitchen garden.
Sauntering around the corner of the house in the early morning, he came upon a chicken that had escaped from the chicken-yard.
Queequeg and I had just left the Pequod, and were sauntering away from the water, for the moment each occupied with his own thoughts, when the above words were put to us by a stranger, who, pausing before us, levelled his massive forefinger at the vessel in question.
While they were busy among the spoils, a solitary trapper, who had been absent at his work, came sauntering to the camp with his traps on his back.
She'd been as sauntering and her with the & Stripes Pettersen spectacularly sabotaged her own team with that one officious act of petty, pernickity exploitation of the rule book.
SEBASTIAN VETTEL is 1-100 for a fourth world drivers title after sauntering to his seventh victory of the season to go 60 points clear with six races left, writes Phil Agius.
SAUNTERING ALONG: Ali Jones, of Linthwaite, and her son Ruddi Waterworth-Jones - the inspiration behind Ruddi's Retreat, two seaside caravans which provide low-cost holidays for sick children and their families (PW290413Cruddi-02)