Usage examples for veer

  1. You might also veer to the left. – The Boy Volunteers with the French Airmen by Kenneth Ward
  2. The coxswains, therefore, had to try again and again before they got the proper position to veer down from. – Heroes of the Goodwin Sands by Thomas Stanley Treanor
  3. Thus, Holland consisted of two members, or branches- the nobles and the six chief cities; Flanders of four branches- the cities, namely, of Ghent, Bruges, Ypres, and the " freedom of Bruges;" Brabant of Louvain, Brussels, Bois le Due, and Antwerp, four great cities, without representation of nobility or clergy; Zeland, of one clerical person, the abbot of Middelburg, one noble, the Marquis of Veer and Vliessingen, and six chief cities; Utrecht, of three branches- the nobility, the clergy, and five cities. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  4. Sure, he knows that we could put it out in no time if there wasn't a wind, and if there was, why the blaze might veer at any minute and burn up his mill and all his lumber. – The Boy With the U. S. Foresters by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  5. Even in my painting and in my liking for the work of others, I veer about like a weather- vane, never holding very long to one point of view. – The Danger Mark by Robert W. Chambers
  6. Instead of profiting as of yore by every veer in the winds of exchanges, they are at the mercy of them, as was every other country outside the charmed circle of the Netherlands. – The History of Currency, 1252 to 1896 by William Arthur Shaw
  7. The sailors got into their boat with much deliberation, and escaped to the ship, " glad enough," said De Veer, " that they were alive to tell the story, and that they had got out of the cat- dance so fortunately." – History of the United Netherlands, 1598-99 by John Lothrop Motley
  8. In these circumstances the only issue left them was to make a virtue of necessity and veer round to the Rumanian point of view as unobtrusively as might be, so as to tide over the transient crisis. – The Inside Story Of The Peace Conference by Emile Joseph Dillon
  9. The tide of ebb it was not done, But fiercely to the west did run; Which put us all in terrible fear, Because there was not room for to veer. – Poor Jack by Frederick Marryat
  10. A moment later they were edging their way down the declivity of what once had been a railroad track, at last to veer. – The White Desert by Courtney Ryley Cooper