Then they launched the ship's boat, in which Bates had come to the island, and put out to sea.
When K. did not reply at once, he launched into an explanation.
He hesitated a moment, then launched a heavy fist at Kirkwood's face.
A ship of promise should be—not launched—that was weeks away.
We silently, perhaps a little fearfully, launched the empty canoe.
Then I launched ...