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 Meanings and Examples of DRIFT
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drift
 v.  float; moving aimlessly; wander
Classic Sentence: (139 in 10 pages)
1  Tom presently began to drift insensibly back into the concerns of this life again.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
2  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
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
3  The moon was so bright I could a counted the drift logs that went a-slipping along, black and still, hundreds of yards out from shore.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII.
4  I started across to the town from a little below the ferry-landing, and the drift of the current fetched me in at the bottom of the town.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER X.
5  But I made out to see that the drift of the current was towards the left-hand shore, which meant that I was in a crossing; so I changed off and went that way.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI.
6  But the boat was not fastened, and the motion which she occasioned, made it drift from the shore.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE SNOW QUEEN
7  The magic place was deserted: there was no sound but the splash of the water on the lily-pads, and a distant drift of music that might have been blown across a sleeping lake.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 12
8  He dug his toe into a drift, like a schoolboy.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
9  But you're young; you don't know what an innocent liking might drift into.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI
10  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
Get Context   In Chapter 3
11  They had had to give up trying to get to the yards, and had nearly perished in a drift.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 12
12  There was," said St. Clare, "a time in my life when I had plans and hopes of doing something in this world, more than to float and drift.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
13  In fact, I am, of course, he said, altogether perplexed as to her drift.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 6: 3 The Serious Discourse of Clym with His Cousin
14  Holmes's face was turned towards it, and he muttered impatiently as he watched its sluggish drift.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 14. The Hound of the Baskervilles
15  The blackish soil is kept forever soft by the incessant drift of spray, and a bird would leave its tread upon it.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XII. The Adventure of The Final Problem
Example Sentence: (17 in 2 pages)
1  When toxic fumes began to drift toward our homes, we were told to evacuate.
2  The general drift of the article was that society doesn't value older people.
3  As the strike went on, there was a gradual drift back to work.
4  Amy thought she caught the faintest drift of Isabel's flowery perfume.
5  The girl saw her balloon drift eastward and disappeared finally.
6  Occasionally the rock star would drift out onto the balcony and vouchsafe the crowd below a glimpse of her celebrated features.
7  Our drift is to the south-east, or south-south-east, at the rate of at least two miles an hour.
8  On the surface, the natural landscape is all but barren, clouds drift over a plain adorned by tumbleweed.
9  In his novels and stories, storms rage for years, flowers drift from the skies, tyrants survive for centuries, priests levitate and corpses fail to decompose. And, more plausibly, lovers rekindle their passion after a half-century apart.
10  His voice tailed off as he drifted into sleep.
11  The wind drifted the snow across my yard.
12  The boat drifted along, with the child asleep inside it and no one guiding its direction.
13  The crowd drifted out after the football game.
14  He used to be in the team, but he's gradually drifted out of the picture.
15  The crowd drifted away from the scene of the accident.