Example sentences for: adrift

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

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

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.


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