Example sentences for: adrift

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

  • 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.

  • A piece tells the sad story of 24 merchant sailors left legally, financially, and physically adrift on a rotting freight vessel in the Gulf of Mexico.

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

  • 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.

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


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