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wandering

 [wahn´der-ing]
a nursing diagnosis accepted by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, defined as meandering, aimless, or repetitive locomotion that exposes the individual to harm; it is frequently incongruent with boundaries, limits, or obstacles.

wan·der·ing

(wahn'dĕr-ing),
Moving about; not fixed; abnormally motile.
[A.S. wandrian, to wander]

wan·der·ing

(wahn'dĕr-ing)
Moving about; not fixed; abnormally motile.
[A.S. wandrian, to wander]
References in classic literature ?
After many wanderings, he came at length to a great forest, and here beside a still lake he stayed to rest.
So he told all his wanderings, and how he sought the Sea Spirits.
But Thistle had gained strength and courage in his wanderings, and did not falter now, when they led bim to a place among the coral-workers, and told him he must labor here, till the spreading branches reached the light and air, through the waves that danced above.
Wandering Time is at once personal and universal, written with the introspection and intimacy of the journal and the notebook as well as with the reverence and attention of nature writing.
Utilizing extremely high-contrast cinematography, optical tricks and a wonderfully dirty post-industrial soundscape, Farr's film observes a single figure (Ian Driscoll) wandering isolated through various streets, buildings, and highways.
Dublin's urban cowboys face a crackdown from tomorrow designed to rein in thousands of wandering horses in the city.
The video images were grouped by color, tone, and rhythm rather than subject; ever more disembodied from any documentary reality, they reinforced the archetypal underpinnings of the film: waiting and wandering, the fragility of human existence - its sameness, its mystery.
Wandering Jew In Christian legend, character doomed to live until the end of the world because he taunted Jesus on the way to the Crucifixion.
Rogers, the dean of McDonald Corp's Hamburger University (yes, there really is one) believes in "management by wandering around." Although she's toured McDonald's restaurants nationwide, Rogers mainly wanders the 100-acre campus of the university, located in Oak Brook, Ill., listening in on lectures, cramming in meetings and solving last-minute crises.
His character changes, however; he is now extremely wise, and, in his repentance, he uses the time of his wandering to exhort other men to be mindful of their sins and avoid the wrath of God.
A 30-year-old man admitted charges relating to child negligence on Thursday after his three-year-old son was found wandering the streets of Paphos in the early morning hours of the previous day.