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Quotes of afloat

  1. The swimmer adrift on the open seas measures his strength, and strives with all his muscles to keep himself afloat But what is he to do when there is no land on the horizon, and none beyond it? – Georges Duhamel
  2. Action is at bottom a swinging and flailing of the arms to regain one's balance and keep afloat – Eric Hoffer
  3. Only by learning to live in harmony with your contradictions can you keep it all afloat – Audre Lorde
  4. There is only room in the lifeboat of your life for one, and you always choose yourself, and turn your parents into whatever it takes to keep you afloat – Anna Quindlen
  5. My ship was also in better condition than when she sailed from Boston on her long voyage. She was still as sound as a nut, and as tight as the best ship afloat She did not leak a drop- not one drop! – Joshua Slocum
  6. I look at other filmmakers and see skills in them that I wish I had but I know that I don't. I feel like I have to work really hard to keep myself afloat doing what I do. But I find it pleasurable. – Steven Soderbergh

Usage examples for afloat

  1. The water's low and they've got aground a few miles up, but they expected to be afloat soon." – One Maid's Mischief by George Manville Fenn
  2. At high tide the boat would be afloat and then, as the tide fell, he could keep her afloat until it was at its lowest. – Lost in the Fog by James De Mille
  3. The vessel was already afloat and though the tide was still rising, yet the wind was sufficiently favorable to enable her to go on her way. – Lost in the Fog by James De Mille
  4. It will be our own fault if we don't manage to keep the boat afloat – Paddy Finn by W. H. G. Kingston
  5. " That's a pretty song," said Timothy Peppercorn, " only to be strictly truthful, you should substitute- 'We're afloat we're afloat in our little motor- boat. – The Motor Maids by Palm and Pine by Katherine Stokes
  6. In another second all the stuff would have been afloat – Bob the Castaway by Frank V. Webster
  7. This sort of life, however, didn't suit my taste, and I began to wish myself once more afloat – Paddy Finn by W. H. G. Kingston
  8. We would not give up hope, but worked away; and at last we have found the help we wanted, for our ship can never sail again, even if we could get her afloat – Steve Young by George Manville Fenn
  9. I am on my way North, and I purpose to join my vessel, if she is still afloat – Frank on a Gun-Boat by Harry Castlemon
  10. Rumours were afloat that the parsonage was soon to lose Miss Carrie, but they had not yet been confirmed. – Thankful Rest by Annie S. Swan
  11. It was wonderful, however, that she should still be afloat – The Frozen Pirate by W. Clark Russell
  12. But there's no pirate afloat these days. – A Splendid Hazard by Harold MacGrath
  13. The nine boats were now afloat near each other. – The Boy Volunteers with the Submarine Fleet by Kenneth Ward
  14. No matter how quick she woke once I was afloat – The Huntress by Hulbert Footner
  15. Wondrous are the stories afloat as to the fitting out of your ship, and all the fun that you have prepared for us. – Belles and Ringers by Hawley Smart
  16. He liked it best when the white day- moon was afloat – Angel Island by Inez Haynes Gillmore
  17. A man who was driving with his wife and child along our own wall on the river- shore had a yet more fearful escape: his horse suddenly forced to swim, and his wagon set afloat and carried so violently against a tree by the swollen current of Idlewild Brook that he and his precious load were thrown into the water, and with difficulty reached the bank beyond. – Nature's Serial Story by E. P. Roe
  18. Regarding her, many strange stories were afloat – The Secrets of Potsdam by William Le Queux
  19. As it was, he very soon got to doing just enough to keep himself afloat – Concerning Sally by William John Hopkins