Example sentences for: afloat

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

  • When the bubble burst, entire companies vanished, and the major players have barely struggled to stay afloat.

  • More generally, they have lately accorded Clinton a measure of respect for presiding over peace and prosperity, and simply for staying afloat for five years.

  • The junks are a picturesque sight: children frolicking on the poop deck, women preparing food or playing mah-jong, elderly folk watching the sunset, dogs and cats underfoot, songbirds in bamboo cages overhead — and all afloat.

  • But since as many as 30 percent to 40 percent of the graduates at schools like CUNY go into small or solo practices within a few years of graduating, the deans argue, it seems folly not to teach them how to stay afloat financially and take on low-income clients at the same time.

  • The Sailor's Wordbook , published more than a hundred years ago, offers this explanation: “ `Son of a gun' is an epithet conveying contempt in a slight degree and was originally applied to boys born afloat.


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