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Lope \Lope\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Loped; p. pr. & vb. n. Loping.] [See Leap.]

  1. To leap; to dance. [Prov. Eng.] ``He that lopes on the ropes.''

  2. To move with a leaping or bounding stride, as a horse.

  3. To run with an easy, bounding stride; -- of people.


vb. (en-past of: lope)

Usage examples of "loped".

Because I was really in a hurry to get back to the Vale, I took the familiar form of the wolf and loped off through the forest.

Then she smiled, shimmered back into the form of the blue-tinged wolf, and loped away without a backward glance.

He loped easily at the side of the great silvery wolf while the snowy owl ghosted through the moonlight above them.

Then she laughed, shimmered back into the form of the blue wolf, and loped away, her paws seeming scarcely to touch the earth.

They loped back to the road, resumed their own shapes, and intercepted Silk.

Belgarath and Garion effortlessly hurdled over the driftwood and loped off into the fog.

He loped on through the fog, ranging back and forth until he pinpointed the man's location.

Belgarath loped after them, then changed into his own form and walked back to his horse.

He loped back toward the road, changed into his own form, and waited for his friends.

They reached it and loped north through the gradually diminishing drizzle.

He loped along behind the great silver wolf, considering this peculiar loss of identity.

He loped on through the fog, ranging back and forth until he pinpointed the man’s location.

They'd caught his blood-scent, and now loped behind, trying to match his pace.

He passed the Frowth giants that loped steadily over the grass, their mail jangling like the chains to ships' anchors.

The great monsters loped away in their strange rocking gait, running south.