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 Meanings and Examples of WAFT
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waft
 v.  cause to go gently and smoothly through air or over water
Classic Sentence: (19 in 2 pages)
1  She drew up the blinds and opened the window itself and a great waft of fresh, scented air blew in upon her.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
2  The next minute she was in the room and had run across to his bed, bringing with her a waft of fresh air full of the scent of the morning.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
3  All are of one mind, to leave the guilty land, and abandoning a polluted home, to let the gales waft our fleets.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK THIRD
4  Together all set their sheets, and all at once slacken their canvas to left and again to right; together they brace and unbrace the yard-arms aloft; prosperous gales waft the fleet along.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK FIFTH
5  The wedding is to take place quietly, in the church down below yonder; and then I shall waft you away at once to town.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
6  She put back the dresses one by one, laying away with each some gleam of light, some note of laughter, some stray waft from the rosy shores of pleasure.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 13
7  The speaker was bareheaded, and the breeze at each waft gently lifted and lowered his hair, somewhat too thin for a man of his years, these still numbering less than thirty-three.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 6: 4 Cheerfulness Again Asserts Itself at Blooms-End, and Clym Finds His
8  It sounded as if things were coming with a great procession and big bursts and wafts of music.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX
9  A few fishing vessels alone specked the water, and now and then the gentle breeze wafted the sound of voices as the fishermen called to one another.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 20
10  But I will endeavour to detail these bitter circumstances to you, my dear sister; and while I am wafted towards England and towards you, I will not despond.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 24
11  We went over the side into our boat, and lay at a little distance, to see the ship wafted on her course.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 57. THE EMIGRANTS
12  There also comes wafted to your ear the sound of peasants' laughter, while in your inner man you are becoming conscious of an appetite which is not to be withstood.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER XI
13  And as the echoes of the drowsy mansion resounded to the report of the explosion there followed upon the same a wave of perfume, skilfully wafted abroad with a flourish of the eau-de-Cologne-scented handkerchief.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER I
14  The enchanting, middle-aged Frenchman laid his hands on her head and, as she herself afterward described it, she felt something like a fresh breeze wafted into her soul.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 11: CHAPTER VI
15  He even thought he could perceive something on the ground at a distance; he ventured to call, and it seemed to him that the wind wafted back an almost inarticulate sigh.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 73. The Promise.
Example Sentence:
1  Daydreaming, he gazes at the leaves that waft past his window.
2  Spicy smells wafted through the air.
3  The sound of their voices wafted across the lake to us.
4  He took out the garbage at 3 am because the effluvia had begun wafting into the bedroom.