BALLAST in a Sentence

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Example sentences for BALLAST, such as:

1. He has got no ballast whatever.

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 Meanings and Examples of BALLAST
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 n.  heavy substance used to add stability or weight
Classic Sentence:
1  She is ballasted with utilities; not altogether with unusable pig-lead and kentledge.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 87. The Grand Armada.
Example Sentence:
1  The ship was listing badly to one side; it was necessary to shift the ballast in the hold to get her back on an even keel.
2  He has got no ballast whatever.