Sentence Examples with the word afloat

That much of the yield of 1906 was afloat or undespatched at the close of that year.

Lights are extinguished at night, to lay some treacle on a piece of wood afloat on a broad basin of water.

As it was, three of the oarsmen--who foreknew not the precise instant of the dart, and were therefore unprepared for its effects--these were flung out; but so fell, that, in an instant two of them clutched the gunwale again, and rising to its level on a combing wave, hurled themselves bodily inboard again; the third man helplessly dropping astern, but still afloat and swimming.

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They say that Arion, being a good swimmer, kept himself afloat until this ship happened to pass by and rescued him from the waves.

If any blame attaches to him, it must arise either from his endeavour to force Coke to a favourable decision, in which he was in all probability prompted by a feeling, not uncommon with him, that a matter of state policy was in danger of being sacrificed to some senseless legal quibble or precedent, or from his advice to the king that a rumour should be set afloat which was not strictly true.

Robinson Crusoe was immediately popular, and a wild story was set afloat of its having been written by Lord Oxford in the Tower.

A study of the few sentences under this head might have obviated the trifling criticism of Hamilton's objection which has been set afloat recently, that the denial of a knowledge of the absolute or infinite implies a foregone knowledge of it.

She was no longer confined in purgatory, afloat in space.

While now the fated Pequod had been so long afloat this voyage, the log and line had but very seldom been in use.

The partial triumph of this principle was secure, inasmuch as the majority of established powers in church and state felt threatened by the revolutionary opinions afloat in Europe.