Examples of wayward in a Sentence
parents of a wayward teenager
had always been the most wayward of their three children
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His wayward path was presented in terse blasts of punk-blues.
Padilla says the plane made three successful bombing runs before the wayward bombing happened.
Kisner shot a four-under-par 66 to finish at 10-under 270, including a clutch par save on the 18th hole after a wayward tee shot and an approach that was off the back side of the green and well below the hole.
Kisner shot a 4-under 66 to finish at 10-under 270, including a clutch par save on the 18th hole after a wayward tee shot and an approach that was off the back side of the green and well below the hole.
Even fewer inches, though, and an even more sensitive region could have faced the business end of Martin’s wayward drive.
The success of his Stars soothed Tower, but that, too, ended in wayward expansions, a real earthquake and murky emotions.
On the other hand, Flagstone has become to some a symbol of wayward governance and real estate transactions in a city with a questionable track record for development deals.
The sturdy oak and stainless steel takes cues from stadium architecture, and the glass top will keep the mirrored pitch clean and stop wayward balls from toppling the Ming.
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Origin and Etymology of wayward
Middle English, short for awayward turned away, from away, adverb + -ward
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonym Discussion of wayward
WAYWARD Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of wayward for English Language Learners
: tending to behave in ways that are not socially acceptable
: not going or moving in the intended direction
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