on aimlessly

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  • Using all her strength, Mrs. Hooven picked her up and moved on aimlessly. Cited from The Octopus, by Frank Norris [A California Story]2
  • They seemed to meet by accident on the sunny summer roads and whenever they did they strolled on aimlessly but contented. Cited from Green Valley, by Katharine Reynolds
  • I went on aimlessly, and came presently upon a little fir thicket, through which I pushed towards a sound of tumbling waters. Cited from The Strolling Saint, by Rafael Sabatini
  • We wandered on aimlessly and hopelessly for hours, and night had long since fallen when, by some lucky chance, we stumbled upon our infantry. Cited from For The Admiral, by W.J. Marx
  • He wandered on aimlessly at first, but afterwards with definite intentions. Cited from Tom, Dot and Talking Mouse, and Other Bedtime Stories, by Kernahan
  • She rambled on aimlessly, following under the denuded boughs the path she and Darrow had taken on their first walk to the river. Cited from The Reef, by Edith Wharton
  • He walked on aimlessly at a slow pace until the houses ended and the road became a lane shaded with tall trees and flanked by hawthorn hedges. Cited from The Skipper's Wooing, and The Brown Man's Servant, by W. W. Jacobs
  • But he pressed on aimlessly with dragging feet. Cited from The Rocks of Valpre, by Ethel May Dell
  • He shivered and hurried on aimlessly, through the brightly lighted streets. Cited from The Bishop's Shadow, by I. T. Thurston
  • As he walked on aimlessly under the deep June shadows of Maplewood Avenue his mother's last words formed an ironical accompaniment to his thoughts. Cited from The Fruit of the Tree, by Edith Wharton
  • He was in a part of Paris of which he knew nothing, but he walked on aimlessly, anxious only to escape the vicinity of the clubs and of the fashionable thoroughfares. Cited from The Mischief Maker, by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • On the contrary, he extended his tramp westward, stumbling on aimlessly up the canyon over the unsurfaced embankment of the new line. Cited from A Fool For Love, by Francis Lynde
  • We wandered on aimlessly for two hours, over ridges, up peaks, and down into shallow valleys, getting deeper and deeper apparently into the heart of the mountains but finding no shelter from the storm. Cited from Tent Life in Siberia, by George Kennan
  • For a time he strolled on aimlessly, and then, resolving not to be defeated by the impertinences of Dick and the boy, paused before a high-class tavern and went in. Cited from The Skipper's Wooing, and The Brown Man's Servant, by W. W. Jacobs
  • But when they had gone aboard, as the south wind blew over the sea, and they were searching for a passage to go forth from the Tritonian lake, for long they had no device, but all the day were borne on aimlessly. Cited from The Argonautica, by Apollonius Rhodius
  • Hamilton went on aimlessly; he was hot, he was tired, his eyes and head ached, he was thirsty; but all these disagreeable sensations were nothing beside the intense mental nausea that filled him, a nausea of life. Cited from Six Women, by Victoria Cross
  • It was like the announcement of a holiday, and leaving the groom making the usual long stretches with his broom, Dexter went on aimlessly to the river-side, where, for the first time for many months, he found Bob Dimsted fishing. Cited from Quicksilver, by George Manville Fenn
  • The war dragged on aimlessly, senselessly and interminably. Cited from From October to Brest-Litovsk, by Leon Trotzky
  • I strolled on aimlessly until I found myself unexpectedly at the dairy, which was quite a grand establishment, where twenty milch cows of the Aargau breed were milked daily, and a delicious cheese manufactured. Cited from Dr. Dumany's Wife, by Mor Jokai
  • From Euston Square he walked on aimlessly, engrossed in impossible plans for finding Sisily by hook or crook, until the illuminated dial of a street clock, pointing to half-past ten, reminded him of the passage of time. Cited from The Moon Rock, by Arthur J. Rees
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