Example sentences for: adrift

How can you use “adrift” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Lacking heroes, villains, and a moral compass, the first two-thirds of the film leaves you adrift, which means that Hanson and his co-writer, Brian Helgeland ( Conspiracy Theory ) have to absorb you with the force of their storytelling.

  • The Didion protagonist is a woman adrift in history, her own and America's.

  • The baby Moses, his existence endangered by the pharaoh's edict calling for all Hebrew sons to be slain, is set adrift in a basket on the Nile before being discovered--and adopted--by one of the pharaoh's wives.

  • There are the obvious examples— come adrift, go overboard (about something), get under way , even skyscraper —but there are far more common words and expressions that have a far more subtle, less direct connection with maritime affairs, some of which I shall come to.

  • The first, Nautical Prepositions, includes aback, abeam, about, abox, a-cockbill, adrift, and other words that are adverbs, not prepositions, along with ahoy and a few others beginning with a -: evidently the author believes that many nautical words beginning with a- are prepositions, which is simply not the case.


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