Whilst Alexander had been grounding his power in Asia Minor, he had run a narrow risk of losing his base in Europe.
Nor were the new ships a great success, as we hear of them grounding in action and foundering in a storm.
While the priests were grounding him in mathematics and Latin, his mother completed his education.
In the dry season, the autumn and winter, on the other hand, there is danger of grounding on the constantly shifting flats and shoals.
He was warm and solid at her back, the only thing capable of grounding her in the nightmare of a world she lived in.