Usage examples for astern

  1. You fancy you see the foam roll away and go glancing astern. – Nooks and Corners of the New England Coast by Samuel Adams Drake
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. The two boats had not left the Pharos twenty yards astern, when Joe Dumsby cried, Ho! – The Lighthouse by Robert Ballantyne
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. We steamed along, dark night astern this time and the white morning above our bow. – The U-boat hunters by James B. Connolly
  12. And there she is, due to the time- about a mile astern. – The Light of Scarthey by Egerton Castle
  13. It was long in coming, and fell astern. – The Argus Pheasant by John Charles Beecham
  14. 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
  15. 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