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maunder

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Verb

Infinitive
to maunder

Third person singular
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Simple past
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Past participle
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Present participle
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to maunder (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To speak in a disorganized or desultory manner; to babble or prattle.
    • Don’t bring up politics around him; it will only cause him to maunder incessantly.
  2. To wander or walk aimlessly.

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  • 1871Henry James, A Passionate Pilgrim, ch IV
    On the following day my friend's exhaustion had become so great that I began to fear his intelligence altogether broken up. But toward evening he briefly rallied, to maunder about many things, confounding in a sinister jumble the memories of the past weeks and those of bygone years.
  • 1889Mark Twain, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, ch XVII
    "What are you maundering about? He's going out from here a free man and whole—he's not going to die."

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