(adv. & a.) Out of the right, either in a literal or in a figurative sense; wandering; as, to lead one astray.
(1) The single-celled organism has four "watermarks" written into its DNA to identify it as synthetic and help trace its descendants back to their creator, should they go astray.
(2) The willingness to ignore their misconduct has led us all astray and increased the public's lack of trust in all journalism.
(3) In an article for the New York Times in 2009, Krugman wrote : "As I see it, the economics profession went astray because economists, as a group, mistook beauty, clad in impressive-looking mathematics, for truth."
(4) It didn't lure me astray – I'm done with my youthful experimenting – but it did occur to me that it was not all that helpful to parents trying to warn their kids not to try skunk when they could sample it just by breathing the air.
(5) The Gijon goalkeeper Ivan Cuellar was on fine form, particularly against Ronaldo, while Real’s approach play looked lethargic and too many passes went astray.
(6) "Market share" and other phrases can lead you astray.
(7) He helped us by looking into some money for the area that had gone astray.
(8) "Isn't it true he has been led astray by the Tories?
(9) This is stuff [Isis] already has.” The Pentagon cleared up some confusion about a cache going astray on Sunday that had subsequently been destroyed in a US strike, once it had been realised it was in danger of falling into Isis hands.
(10) Based on a review of the literature it can be said that a main obstacle to a rational approach to prevention and health promotion in the elderly, seems to be on the one side our lack of knowledge of what constitutes effective intervention, and on the other a feeling of great urgency--which may easily lead us astray.
(11) But if it was not a giant mental disorder, was there a huge conspiracy that led Tamerlan and Jahar astray?
(12) They’re not brainwashed by American R&B or led astray by song lyrics.
(13) Clegg came under attack from Harriet Harman yesterday when he stood in for David Cameron at prime minister's questions while students marched on Whitehall to be told that he had been "led astray" by the Tories during the negotiations to form the coalition government.
(14) Memory can lead us astray, but then it is a machine with many moving parts, and consequently many things that can go awry.
(15) It may have been built on debt and a financial sector going quietly astray, but they enjoyed 40 successive quarters of economic growth.
(16) In this paper, will be described how some of the most important advances were made, and where the explorers sometimes went astray.
(17) Sally did not see a bank statement from Nationwide for the entire period the money was going astray.
(18) Amid all the uncertainty, experts argue that if a warhead had gone astray in that critical period in the early 90s, it would probably have been detonated by now.
(19) That she has been led astray and manipulated by the abuser.
(20) 'They're scared to write much, in case the letter goes astray.
(superl.) Having considerable distance or extent between the sides; spacious across; much extended in a direction at right angles to that of length; not narrow; broad; as, wide cloth; a wide table; a wide highway; a wide bed; a wide hall or entry.
(superl.) Having a great extent every way; extended; spacious; broad; vast; extensive; as, a wide plain; the wide ocean; a wide difference.
(superl.) Of large scope; comprehensive; liberal; broad; as, wide views; a wide understanding.
(superl.) Of a certain measure between the sides; measuring in a direction at right angles to that of length; as, a table three feet wide.
(superl.) Remote; distant; far.
(superl.) Far from truth, from propriety, from necessity, or the like.
(superl.) On one side or the other of the mark; too far side-wise from the mark, the wicket, the batsman, etc.
(superl.) Made, as a vowel, with a less tense, and more open and relaxed, condition of the mouth organs; -- opposed to primary as used by Mr. Bell, and to narrow as used by Mr. Sweet. The effect, as explained by Mr. Bell, is due to the relaxation or tension of the pharynx; as explained by Mr. Sweet and others, it is due to the action of the tongue. The wide of / (/ve) is / (/ll); of a (ate) is / (/nd), etc. See Guide to Pronunciation, / 13-15.
(adv.) To a distance; far; widely; to a great distance or extent; as, his fame was spread wide.
(adv.) So as to leave or have a great space between the sides; so as to form a large opening.
(adv.) So as to be or strike far from, or on one side of, an object or purpose; aside; astray.
(n.) That which is wide; wide space; width; extent.
(n.) That which goes wide, or to one side of the mark.
(1) In conclusion, the efficacy of free tissue transfer in the treatment of osteomyelitis is geared mainly at enabling the surgeon to perform a wide radical debridement of infected and nonviable soft tissue and bone.
(2) Virtually every developed country has some form of property tax, so the idea that valuing residential property is uniquely difficult, or that it would be widely evaded, is nonsense.
(3) In this paper, we show representative experiments illustrating some characteristics of the procedure which may have wide application in clinical microbiology.
(4) Although antihistamines are widely used for symptomatic treatment of seasonal (allergic) rhinitis, the role of histamines in the pathogenesis of infectious rhinitis is not clear.
(5) When the data correlating DHT with protein synthesis using both labelling techniques were combined, the curves were parallel and a strong correlation was noted between DHT and protein synthesis over a wide range of values (P less than 0.001).
(6) It is my desperate hope that we close out of town.” In the book, God publishes his own 'It Getteth Better' video and clarifies his original writings on homosexuality: I remember dictating these lines to Moses; and afterward looking up to find him staring at me in wide-eyed astonishment, and saying, "Thou do knowest that when the Israelites read this, they're going to lose their fucking shit, right?"
(7) Migrant voters are almost as numerous as current Ukip supporters but they are widely overlooked and risk being increasingly disaffected by mainstream politics and the fierce rhetoric around immigration caused partly by the rise of Ukip,” said Robert Ford from Manchester University, the report’s co-author.
(8) Matthias Müller, VW’s chief executive, said: “In light of the wide range of challenges we are currently facing, we are satisfied overall with the start we have made to what will undoubtedly be a demanding fiscal year 2016.
(9) Breast conserving surgery in patients with small tumors combined with radiation therapy has gained wide popularity due to better cosmetic results without significant changes in survival.
(10) There are no oceans wide enough to stop us from dreaming.
(11) According to the national bank, four Russian banks were operating in Crimea as of the end of April, but only one of them, Rossiisky National Commercial Bank, was widely represented, with 116 branches in the region.
(12) It is widely seen as a counter to China’s economic might in Asia, and the world’s second largest economy is notably absent from the list of signatories.
(13) I wish to clarify that for the period 1998 to 2002 I was employed by Fifa to work on a wide range of matters relating to football,” Platini wrote.
(14) Label was found widely distributed among all the organs except the nervous system and its rate of disappearance from the tissues paralleled its disappearance from the circulation.
(15) Widely varying numbers of endocrine cells were identified in 12 out of 64 cases of uterine cancer in the course of histochemical and electron microscopic examination.
(16) These sera were derived from children with a wide range of tumor types.
(17) The results, together with the known geometry of the enzyme, indicate that active site probes in the dodecamer are widely separated and that energy transfer occurs from a single donor to two or three acceptors on adjacent subunits.
(18) We therefore conclude that widely spaced (and unknown) parts of the protein chain are required for the intersubunit interactions that eventually lead to functional assembly of the receptor.
(19) Plasma renin activities (PRA) and aldosterone concentrations increased in parallel over a wide range of plasma volume deficits produced in unanesthetized rats by extravascular administration of polyethylene glycol (PEG) solution.
(20) Second, the nurse must be aware of the wide range of feeling and attitudes on specific sexual issues that have proved troublesome to our society.