Example sentences for: aground

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

  • The story of a wartime affair that runs aground on one party's religious faith is "[h]andsomely mounted, literate, emotionally sophisticated" (Kenneth Turan, the Los Angeles Times ) and filled with a "dreamy intensity" (Janet Maslin, the New York Times ). Nearly every reviewer notices the crackling chemistry between stars Julianne Moore and Ralph Fiennes.

  • The warning on Spanish maps unfortunately did little to stop ships from running aground or foundering on the treacherous shoals; even today treasure lost centuries ago is still being discovered and salvaged.

  • It is debatable which is the better procedure; it is not debatable that resources are limited, that some form of rationing is inevitable, and that virtually every scheme for financing medical care has run aground on the shoals of excess demand in an ocean of insufficient resources.

  • Or perhaps the New York art world, in which Kusama ran aground, required such a tough-guy mentality to survive.

  • The committee is generally held in high regard but ran aground when four out of five of the outside members resigned earlier this year.


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