Example sentences for: adrift

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

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

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

  • 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.


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