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 Meanings and Examples of ALOFT
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aloft
 ad.  in or into a high place; high or higher up
Classic Sentence: (32 in 3 pages)
1  Some leaning against the spiles; some seated upon the pier-heads; some looking over the bulwarks of ships from China; some high aloft in the rigging, as if striving to get a still better seaward peep.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 1. Loomings.
2  No, when I go to sea, I go as a simple sailor, right before the mast, plumb down into the forecastle, aloft there to the royal mast-head.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 1. Loomings.
3  Great Washington, too, stands high aloft on his towering main-mast in Baltimore, and like one of Hercules' pillars, his column marks that point of human grandeur beyond which few mortals will go.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 35. The Mast-Head.
4  High aloft in the cross-trees was that mad Gay-Header, Tashtego.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 47. The Mat-Maker.
5  You may think with what emotions, then, the seamen beheld this old Oriental perched aloft at such unusual hours; his turban and the moon, companions in one sky.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 51. The Spirit-Spout.
6  In tempestuous times like these, after everything above and aloft has been secured, nothing more can be done but passively to await the issue of the gale.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 51. The Spirit-Spout.
7  Ere the cry could go aft Steelkilt was shaking one of the backstays leading far aloft to where two of his comrades were standing their mastheads.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 54. The Town-Ho's Story.
8  But suddenly in the distance, they saw a great heap of tumultuous white water, and soon after news came from aloft that one or both the boats must be fast.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 73. Stubb and Flask Kill a Right Whale; and Then ...
9  Nimble as a cat, Tashtego mounts aloft; and without altering his erect posture, runs straight out upon the overhanging mainyard-arm, to the part where it exactly projects over the hoisted Tun.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 78. Cistern and Buckets.
10  Then remounting aloft, it again goes through the same round until the deep cistern will yield no more.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 78. Cistern and Buckets.
11  Jollily he, aloft there, wheels through toil and trouble; and so, alow here, does jolly Stubb.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 99. The Doubloon.
12  The tableau all waned at last with the pallidness aloft; and once more the Pequod and every soul on her decks were wrapped in a pall.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 119. The Candles.
13  In this way the day wore on; Ahab, now aloft and motionless; anon, unrestingly pacing the planks.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 133. The Chase—First Day.
14  But let me have one more good round look aloft here at the sea; there's time for that.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 135. The Chase.—Third Day.
15  Like dislodged trucks, the heads of the harpooneers aloft shook on their bull-like necks.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 135. The Chase.—Third Day.
Example Sentence:
1  At the beginning of this tournament no-one in their wildest dreams had ever imagine their team would hold the cup aloft at the end of the final match.
2  It tried to remain aloft, but its flying grew wild and reckless.
3  The principal thing in this world is to keep one's soul aloft.
4  He was suddenly jerked off his feet and borne aloft.