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 Meanings and Examples of FLOAT
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float
 v.  stay on the surface of a liquid and not sink
 v.  move easily through, or along the surface of a liquid, or through air
Classic Sentence: (197 in 14 pages)
1  I'll float the skiff down there, and I'll pull it back again all by myself.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIII
2  I knowed mighty well that a drownded man don't float on his back, but on his face.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER III.
3  I got out amongst the driftwood, and then laid down in the bottom of the canoe and let her float.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII.
4  Well, then I happened to think how they always put quicksilver in loaves of bread and float them off, because they always go right to the drownded carcass and stop there.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII.
5  It warn't no towhead that you could float by in ten minutes.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV.
6  You float along down about twenty miles, and you'll come to a town on the left-hand side of the river.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI.
7  The swing moves, and the bubbles float in charming changing colors: the last is still hanging to the end of the pipe, and rocks in the breeze.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE SNOW QUEEN
8  Confused sights and sounds seemed to float before me, and gradually I fell into a deep, heavy slumber.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 45. The Rain of Blood.
9  But he would see clearer, breathe freer in her presence: she was at once the dead weight at his breast and the spar which should float them to safety.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 14
10  Mrs. Hatch and her friends seemed to float together outside the bounds of time and space.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 9
11  But this difficulty is ingeniously overcome: a small, strong line is prepared with a wooden float at its outer end, and a weight in its middle, while the other end is secured to the ship.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 64. Stubb's Supper.
12  All thy unnamable imminglings float beneath me here; I am buoyed by breaths of once living things, exhaled as air, but water now.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 116. The Dying Whale.
13  As with Fedallah the day before, so Ahab was now found grimly clinging to his boat's broken half, which afforded a comparatively easy float; nor did it so exhaust him as the previous day's mishap.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 134. The Chase—Second Day.
14  If the blood of an Oneida could stain such a sheet of pure water as this we float on," returned the scout, "your two eyes would answer your own question.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 20
15  "The canoe of a dead warrior will not float on the Horican," returned the savage, gloomily.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 23
Example Sentence: (24 in 2 pages)
1  Thinks I, it won't do to paddle; first I know I'll run into the bank or a towhead or something; I got to set still and float, and yet it's mighty fidgety business to have to hold your hands still at such a time.
2  That is why the claying is necessary; it makes the grain adhere to the earth, otherwise it would float.
3  I formed an idea of my own: shadowy, like all the half-comprehended notions that float dim through children's brains, but strangely impressive.
4  First I know I'll run into the bank or a towhead or something; I got to set still and float, and yet it's mighty fidgety business to have to hold your hands still at such a time.
5  In the dream my feet leave the ground and I start to float upwards.
6  People seem to float in and out of my life.
7  A feather floats about on the air, especially on a windy day. If there is a shower of rain, the feather will get wet and heavy with water, and then it will sink straight to the ground.
8  Some leaves were floating about on the still lake.
9  Beautiful music came floating out of the window.
10  There's a rumour floating around of a new job in the unit.
11  There are still some unfounded fears floating around out there about cancer being contagious.
12  You can choose either a fixed or floating interest rate for the loan.
13  Taxes could be the deciding factor for millions of floating voters.
14  We dined on freshly-caught fish in a floating restaurant.
15  The bank has offered us a loan with a floating interest rate.