DRIFT's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of drift
Definition:
v. float; moving aimlessly; wander
Example:
The girl saw her balloon drift eastward and disappeared finally.
Sentence in Classic:
There was a long rivulet in the strand and, as he waded slowly up its course, he wondered at the endless drift of seaweed.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context
The other pirates were looking their last, too; and they all looked so long that they came near letting the current drift them out of the range of the island.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain Context
With his characteristic quickwittedness he caught the drift of each innuendo, divined whence it came, at whom and on what ground it was aimed, and that afforded him, as it always did, a certain satisfaction.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
As soon as he got home, Utterson sat down and wrote to Jekyll, complaining of his exclusion from the house, and asking the cause of this unhappy break with Lanyon; and the next day brought him a long answer, often very pathetically worded, and sometimes darkly mysterious in drift.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson Context
She stood apart from the crowd, letting it drift by her to the platform or the street, and wearing an air of irresolution which might, as he surmised, be the mask of a very definite purpose.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton Context
Laurie made no effort of any kind, but just let himself drift along as comfortably as possible, trying to forget, and feeling that all women owed him a kind word because one had been cold to him.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott Context
Dashwood began shortly to give over every hope of the kind, and to be convinced, from the general drift of his discourse, that his assistance extended no farther than their maintenance for six months at Norland.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen Context
Milady, however, saw that this sort of narrative amused her very much, and kept at it; only she now let her conversation drift toward the cardinal.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas Context
But above the grey land and the spasms of bleak dust which drift endlessly over it, you perceive, after a moment, the eyes of Doctor T.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald Context
One stood and watched, and little by little caught the drift of the tide, as it set in the direction of the packing houses.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair Context
Nine days did I drift but in the darkness of the tenth night a great wave bore me on to the Thesprotian coast.
The Odyssey By Homer Context