Example sentences for: afloat

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

  • The other thing keeping the company afloat is that it's been run by people who were taking home nice salaries and plenty of corporate perks even as they were destroying shareholder value with each passing day.

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.


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