Usage examples for aloft

  1. For how the Hand of a Body, which has been dead seven Years, can hold a Spear aloft, I cannot imagine. – The Preface to the Aeneis of Virgil (1718) by Joseph Trapp
  2. Our philosopher, springing aloft with his comrades, was out on the top- sail yard in a few seconds. – Philosopher Jack by R.M. Ballantyne
  3. Miss Graeme began to doubt whether it was possible to hold rational converse with a man who, the moment they began upon anything, went straight aloft into some high- flying region of which she knew and for which she cared nothing. – Donal Grant by George MacDonald
  4. They were sent aloft to an upper chamber, conceived to be Wallie's. – Angela's Business by Henry Sydnor Harrison
  5. " Sail on the port bow," cried the lookout from aloft. – The Three Lieutenants by W.H.G. Kingston
  6. " The Dutch admiral's ship has blown up," one of the men aloft shouted, and a loud cheer broke from the crew. – When London Burned by G. A. Henty
  7. His hand searched his belt and presently flashed aloft with a knife. – The Boy Allies at Jutland by Robert L. Drake
  8. Who had gone aloft? – The Ghost Pirates by William Hope Hodgson
  9. At the same time, with his other hand, he took from his pocket the small can which I had seen him place there, and held it aloft. – The Exploits of Elaine by Arthur B. Reeve
  10. But it was true the ship had not been aloft nearly as much as half an hour. – Space Tug by Murray Leinster
  11. The Commandant stared aloft. – Major Vigoureux by A. T. Quiller-Couch
  12. This writing Haziddin attached to the leg of a pigeon, and throwing the bird aloft from the walls, it promptly disappeared over the housetops, and a few moments later was in the hands of its master, the Prince of Baalbek, who read the treacherous message with amazement. – The Strong Arm by Robert Barr
  13. They could not even be detected from aloft. – Operation Terror by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  14. She was willing to yield the string which made her dance and talk and move into the hands of the fiercely humorous giant up aloft. – Petticoat Rule by Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
  15. There they caught him, even as he took a helmet in one hand and a shield in the other, and bound his feet and hands, and fastened him aloft by a rope to the beams of the ceiling. – The Story Of The Odyssey by The Rev. Alfred J. Church
  16. The barque's work went on; the decks were washed down, the look- out aloft hailed and nothing reported, and at seven bells the crew went to breakfast, at which hour we had risen the distant sail with a rapidity that somewhat puzzled the captain and me. – The Honour of the Flag by W. Clark Russell
  17. Loudon, still smiling, continued to hold aloft the gold piece. – Paradise Bend by William Patterson White
  18. The second player picks up the next potato, puts it in the box, and so on, until all have played, the last one standing beside the box with the spoon held aloft as a signal that he has finished. – Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium by Jessie H. Bancroft
  19. Rear thou aloft thy standard. – The Poetical Works of Henry Kirke White With a Memoir by Sir Harris Nicolas by Henry Kirke White
  20. For a space she stood, her hand arched above her eyes, then snatched the kerchief from her neck and, straining an arm aloft, waved it. – The Emigrant Trail by Geraldine Bonner