Usage examples for afloat

  1. " 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. He liked it best when the white day- moon was afloat. – Angel Island by Inez Haynes Gillmore
  6. The nine boats were now afloat near each other. – The Boy Volunteers with the Submarine Fleet by Kenneth Ward
  7. No matter how quick she woke once I was afloat. – The Huntress by Hulbert Footner
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. But there's no pirate afloat these days. – A Splendid Hazard by Harold MacGrath
  11. 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
  12. In another second all the stuff would have been afloat. – Bob the Castaway by Frank V. Webster
  13. 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
  14. As it was, he very soon got to doing just enough to keep himself afloat. – Concerning Sally by William John Hopkins