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Usage examples for astern

  1. On a night like this, and with the wind astern, the sound will be heard miles away. – By Pike and Dyke: A Tale of the Rise of the Dutch Republic by G.A. Henty
  2. It was about six bells in the afternoon watch when we filled away in pursuit of the ship, and the sun was within half an hour of his setting when we overtook and brought her to, the Dolphin being at that time some two miles astern of us. – The Log of a Privateersman by Harry Collingwood
  3. The second torpedo was fired; this also passed just about a foot astern, and the submarine saw it. – The Victory At Sea by William Sowden Sims Burton J. Hendrick
  4. There was a splash and a shriek as it passed directly under the wheel and disappeared in the foam astern. – Over the Rocky Mountains to Alaska by Charles Warren Stoddard
  5. And there she is, due to the time- about a mile astern. – The Light of Scarthey by Egerton Castle
  6. The two boats had not left the Pharos twenty yards astern, when Joe Dumsby cried, Ho! – The Lighthouse by Robert Ballantyne
  7. Scarterfield cast a glance astern- the glance of a man who draws back the curtain from a set stage. – Ravensdene Court by J. S. (Joseph Smith) Fletcher
  8. We ran to the starboard side, in a body, and looked over; but there was no sign of a light in the darkness astern. – The Ghost Pirates by William Hope Hodgson
  9. With both my hands full I couldn't do much swimming, and the tide carried me astern of the boat before I knew it. – A Jolly Fellowship by Frank R. Stockton
  10. It was long in coming, and fell astern. – The Argus Pheasant by John Charles Beecham
  11. This man was now seated in his little skiff about one hundred feet astern of the Gadabout. – The Go Ahead Boys on Smugglers' Island by Ross Kay
  12. While we sailed along we trailed a line astern of us with some tempting- looking flies on it in the hope that we might get a trout for dinner. – Young Knights of the Empire by Sir Robert Baden-Powell
  13. The admiral, having now slackened the Dutch admiral's fire, passed ahead of the Buffalo, on which the ships astern closed up to the Buffalo; and the Berwick took the station ahead of the admiral. – Memoirs and Correspondence of Admiral Lord de Saumarez, Vol. I by Sir John Ross
  14. An out- and- out pirate, you can tell at a glance, even though she does fly a square red flag astern with a white edge. – From Edinburgh to India & Burmah by William G. Burn Murdoch
  15. The French were approaching steadily, but inevitably dropping astern with reference to the point of the enemy's line for which they were heading. – The Major Operations of the Navies in the War of American Independence by A. T. Mahan
  16. Astern of these two groups from van and centre were a number of other ships in various degrees of confusion,- some going about, some trying to come up, others completely disabled. – The Major Operations of the Navies in the War of American Independence by A. T. Mahan
  17. A blow with the handspike sent him overboard, and he went astern; but another was following him, and I stood prepared to receive him. – Poor Jack by Frederick Marryat
  18. The two steamers, now far astern, have become choked by a general break up and alteration of their portion of the world. – Ismailia by Samuel W. Baker
  19. We steamed along, dark night astern this time and the white morning above our bow. – The U-boat hunters by James B. Connolly
  20. You fancy you see the foam roll away and go glancing astern. – Nooks and Corners of the New England Coast by Samuel Adams Drake
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