Example sentences for: afloat

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

  • 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.

  • Maybe it was too much picturing-- The sheared wing thrust from the sea, Torsos afloat like hand puppets in a tub, The grim business of the divers, nosing through The ribs of Business and Coach--that brought on This nosebleed hampering me all morning.

  • 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.

  • And some women, such as Estee Lauder and Mary Kay Ash, made the strategic alliances with male financiers required to keep them afloat.


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