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 Meanings and Examples of AFLOAT
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 a.  aimlessly drifting
 a.  covered with water
Classic Sentence:
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.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 9. The Sermon.
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.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 35. The Mast-Head.
3  I have had controversies about it with experienced whalemen afloat, and learned naturalists ashore.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 68. The Blanket.
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.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 87. The Grand Armada.
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 Melville
Context  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.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 125. The Log and Line.
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.
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Context  Highlight   In Unit 4
8  She was afloat on the stream of the melody.
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Context  Highlight   In Unit 6
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.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
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 Hardy
Context  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 Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 25. The Unknown.
12  Three carriers could have brought all that was wanted to set that steamboat afloat.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad
Context  Highlight   In I
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.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER III
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.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Context  Highlight   In BOOK FOURTH
Example Sentence:
1  I had to battle hard just to stay afloat.
2  They are borrowing just to stay afloat, not for investment.
3  She spent seven days afloat on a raft.
4  When the boat capsized, her buoyant life jacket kept Jody afloat.