Example sentences for: adrift

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

  • Captain Bligh," which rhymes in his mind with the ebb and flow of Caribbean tyranny and freedom: "The ribbed body with its cargo/ stalls in its doldrums, the God-captain is cast adrift/ by a mutinous Christian."

  • 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.

  • In London, the Financial Times said, "Failure, or a feeble political fudge, would leave the global trade system dangerously adrift."

  • With their party intellectually adrift, the appeal of this style of content-free, Oprah-fied populism continues to grow for them.


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