Example sentences for: aground

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

  • The committee is generally held in high regard but ran aground when four out of five of the outside members resigned earlier this year.

  • The warning on Spanish maps unfortunately did little to stop ships from running aground or foundering on the treacherous shoals; even today treasure lost centuries ago is still being discovered and salvaged.

  • The story of a wartime affair that runs aground on one party's religious faith is "[h]andsomely mounted, literate, emotionally sophisticated" (Kenneth Turan, the Los Angeles Times ) and filled with a "dreamy intensity" (Janet Maslin, the New York Times ). Nearly every reviewer notices the crackling chemistry between stars Julianne Moore and Ralph Fiennes.

  • Most of the planters left the islands and depression returned, only partly relieved by “wrecking,” the freelance business of salvaging cargo from the ships forever running aground in the dangerous Bahamian waters.

  • Or perhaps the New York art world, in which Kusama ran aground, required such a tough-guy mentality to survive.


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