How to use Astray in a sentence
The radar led you astray.
Without manuals, dictionaries, and easy access to texts, we should go as far astray as any medieval chronicler.
Maybe your human compassion led you astray.
I have heard of many going astray even in the village streets, when the darkness was so thick that you could cut it with a knife, as the saying is.
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Sometimes both versions go astray in places in which the Hebrew text recommends itself as original by its vigour; e.g.
He exhorts a former pupil, Demetrianus, not to be led astray by wealth from virtue; and he demonstrates the providence of God from the adaptability and beauty of the human body.
Some do this because they enjoy leading fans astray and stirring up 'flame' wars.
To illustrate how easy it is to go astray in this line, observe the continual reference in modern handbooks to the cubic foot as 1000 oz.
During the past century it was and even now is the very " will-o'-the-wisp " of evolution, always tending to lead the phylogenist astray.Advertisement
During the first few months in Weimar the poet gave himself up to the pleasures of the moment as unreservedly as his patron; indeed, the Weimar court even looked upon him for a time as a tempter who led the young duke astray.
If this woman becomes the prime investigator, maybe she could be useful if you lead her astray.
First, Allah himself made the hypocrites go astray, yet he orders them killed.
Here as usual, Fish's rather stagey relish for the melodramatic theoretical gesture leads him astray.
These seven hells are subdivided into innumerable compartments corresponding to every species of sin, where the demons torture the poor deluded human beings who have suffered themselves to be led astray whilst on earth.Advertisement
Here as usual, Fish 's rather stagey relish for the melodramatic theoretical gesture leads him astray.
Typically when one kitten goes astray, the other will follow because it's drawn to the scent.
Consider it a backup plan for eye shadow, which tends to run astray if not held securely to the lids.
You no longer have to wonder whether your boyfriend has gone astray.
More likely they would have thought he was leading their daughter astray.Advertisement
He will therefore devote all his care to examine and distinguish these three means of knowledge; and seeing that truth and error can, properly speaking, be only in the intellect, and that the two other modes of knowledge are only occasions, he will carefully avoid whatever can lead him astray."
Let them be responsible before Thee at the Day of Judgment, if any brother by their negligence, or their bad example, or by a tooseverepunishment, shall go astray."
Frau Holda; others, like the Welsh Pwck, the Lancashire boggarts or the more widely found Jack-o'-Lantern (Will o' the Wisp), are sprites who do no jmore harm than leading the wanderer astray.
But the signory insisted that the false prophet should suffer death before the Florentines whom he had so long led astray.
If we wish to grasp the peculiar character of the great Gnostic movement, we must take care not to be led astray by the catchword " Gnosis."Advertisement
To those who he thought had been led astray, it was his policy not to be unmerciful; for, in his own words, ` it renders three desperate where it gains one.'
Han had never led him astray in the thousands of years as his XO.
Muhammad simply fabricated this accusation against them to cover up his embarrassment, implying that he was not the only one who went astray.
Get into a spin on a human gyroscope, pluck a magical harp and be led astray by a runaway briefcase.
For a spirit of harlotry has led them astray, and they have left their God to play the harlot.
In that case, from which of the varying interpretations of the Koran would my going astray be a result?
By command of Ahmed, his son inflicted with his own hand condign punishment on the advisers who had led him astray.
Flash has been led astray by Tommo, who I hear is in to some very raunchy stuff.
The existence, too, of paid professionals who lead astray silly women, encourages the natural scientific contempt for the study of the faculty.
I don't understand how a man of his immense intellect can fail to see what is as clear as day, and can go so far astray.
How shall we let him who was in charge by night go astray among our sleepless ones?
These Ties That Bind - Izzie continues to see Denny and Sadie leads the interns astray with self-teaching methods.
Their attacks on infant baptism seemed to him not altogether irrational, and in regard to their claim to personal inspiration he said "Luther alone can decide; on the one hand let us beware of quenching the Spirit of God, and on the other of being led astray by the spirit of Satan."
But he had not gone far when he was led astray by a guide, and after the loss of his entire outfit and several of his men, and intense suffering of the survivors from cold and hunger, he turned southward through the valley of the Rio Grande and then westward through the valley of the Gila into southern California.
Those who thought him astray on the subject of religion listened to him with delight when he poetized the commonplaces of art, politics, literature or the household.
Maurice, whose character, marked by " religious realism," sought in the past " the witness to eternal truths, the manifestation by time-samples of infinite realities and unchanging relations";4 and Charles Kingsley, " a great teacher," though one " certain to go astray the moment he becomes didactic."
M.H.G gagen, gugen, to sway to and fro " (gugen, gagen, the rocking of a cradle), the Swabian gigen, gagen, in the same sense, the Tirolese gaiggern, to sway, doubt, or the old Norse geiga, to go astray or crooked.
Unlike some of his predecessors, he had no grand, original schemes of his own to impose by force on unwilling subjects, and no pet crotchets to lead his judgment astray; and he instinctively looked with a suspicious, critical eye on the panaceas which more imaginative and less cautious people recommended.
The texts themselves have mostly become as correct as they can ever be, and manuals and bibliographies guide one to and through them, so that no one need go astray who takes the trouble to make use of the mechanism which is at his hand.
But he had no patience with a single monk who, led astray by his private judgment, set himself against the faith held by all Christians for a thousand years.
The massive old Palazzo Pretorio (13th century) has been somewhat modified in details; the adjacent Palazzo Comunale contains a small picture gallery 1 This combination of characters for many years Ied systematizers astray, though some of them were from the first correct in their notions as to the Pratincole's position.
It was saved by the refusal of the lesser gentry to rise, and by the alliance of the king with the citizen class, which was not led astray by the pretences of regard for the public weal which cloaked the designs of the leaguers.