1 Wave after wave thus leaps into the ship, and finding no speedy vent runs roaring fore and aft, till the mariners come nigh to drowning while yet afloat.
2 Now, as the business of standing mast-heads, ashore or afloat, is a very ancient and interesting one, let us in some measure expatiate here.
3 I have had controversies about it with experienced whalemen afloat, and learned naturalists ashore.
4 Clear old prime Nantucket water; which, when three years afloat, the Nantucketer, in the Pacific, prefers to drink before the brackish fluid, but yesterday rafted off in casks, from the Peruvian or Indian streams.
5 They laugh at long-togs so, Flask; but seems to me, a Long tailed coat ought always to be worn in all storms afloat.
Moby Dick By Herman MelvilleContext Highlight In CHAPTER 121. Midnight.—The Forecastle Bulwarks.
6 While now the fated Pequod had been so long afloat this voyage, the log and line had but very seldom been in use.
7 The wild child, afloat once more on the tide of the old man's benignity, looked over her coffee cup at Giles, with whom she felt in conspiracy.
8 She was afloat on the stream of the melody.
9 If ever there was a perfect beauty afloat, she is one; and there she lays at Spithead, and anybody in England would take her for an eight-and-twenty.
10 Yet scarcely a single accent among the many afloat tonight could have such power to impress a listener with thoughts of its origin.
Return of the Native By Thomas HardyContext Highlight In BOOK 1: 6 The Figure against the Sky
11 This strange event aroused great wonder and curiosity in the neighborhood of the Allees de Meillan, and a multitude of theories were afloat, none of which was anywhere near the truth.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre DumasContext Highlight In Chapter 25. The Unknown.
12 Three carriers could have brought all that was wanted to set that steamboat afloat.
13 Though there was no definite news of an Austrian defeat, there were many circumstances confirming the unfavorable rumors that were afloat, and so Kutuzov's suggestion of an Austrian victory sounded much like irony.
14 The hulls are oiled and afloat; they carry from the woodland green boughs for oars and massy logs unhewn, in hot haste to go.