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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishstragglerstrag‧gler /ˈstræɡlə $ -ər/ noun [countable]  LASTa person or animal that is behind the others in a group, because they are moving more slowly Wait for the stragglers to catch up.
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stragglerRamsay delayed the return for as long as he dared, to allow stragglers to come up.When a rare disagreement arose, he tried to coax stragglers along or simply found a more acceptable phrasing.Ahead of him, the tail-end stragglers of the daily rush hour traffic scurried across Westminster Bridge.A few stragglers got lost in the fog.The last stragglers were expected near midnight.The roads and forests were full of stragglers.John had come to the tow path as the stragglers of the crowd were passing.Kalchu followed behind, raising his arms and whistling at the stragglers.After three and a half hours, the stragglers were still coming through.
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