stray


stray
01. We've been feeding a [stray] cat we found for about a week.
02. Be careful of the [stray] dogs in the village; they could be carrying disease.
03. A young child was attacked and badly injured by a pack of [stray] dogs that have been roaming the streets.
04. Make sure the children don't [stray] from the park while I'm gone.
05. The cat was a [stray] which the children brought home.
06. An innocent woman was killed by a [stray] bullet fired in a fight between rival gangs.
07. Pavek's mind tends to [stray] while he is in class, so keep an eye on him.
08. Recent studies have shown that tall men are more likely to [stray] in a marriage, and divorce more often than short men.
09. Lenny Bruce once remarked that every day, people are [straying] away from the church, and going back to God.
10. There is an old proverb which states that a cat has nine lives: three for playing, three for [straying], and three for staying.
11. More than one million [stray] dogs and over 500,000 [stray] cats live in the New York City metropolitan area.
12. Many people in El Salvador believe that dogs have souls, and will feed [strays] as if they were their own.
13. In August of 1983, Korean Air Lines Flight 007 was shot down by a Soviet plane, killing all 269 people on board, after [straying] more than 100 miles off course.
14. It's important to teach children not to approach or play with [stray] animals.
15. The pasture was surrounded by a fence to keep the sheep from [straying].
16. Elephants in a herd rarely [stray] more than 50 yards from one another.
17. In Vietnam, it is considered bad luck for a cat to [stray] into your house.

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