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adverb as in floating out of control

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adverb as in without purpose

adverb as in off course

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Example Sentences

I was engaged, and when that engagement was called off, I felt adrift.

So it’s reasonable to conclude that these buoys mimic how well ancient watercraft set adrift in the same area might have fared, the researchers say.

After that hard-hitting game, they will face a Cowboys team that seems adrift.

Ultimately, she finds that her motherland is a place of perpetual migration, and at long last, she feels less adrift.

In her view, now is a great time for the ritually and spiritually adrift to shop around for their ritual fit.

Once we were discussing Lifeboat, a Hitchcock film that takes place almost entirely in a small boat adrift at sea.

Adrift in senility and depression, Hitchcock is dismantling his life, putting it away.

Still, “They were my island of misfit toys,” she says, adrift.

The reason Price of Fame ultimately becomes tiresome is our increasing awareness of how adrift the woman at its center is.

Each experience—like so many others in her life—left her wounded, weary, adrift.

If we set him adrift the poor child would starve—unless the cat got him.

They encountered a score of ruffians who had cut themselves adrift from the Gwalior contingent.

Joe was out on the boom, getting the reef-earrings adrift, when the first of the chapter of accidents came.

The boats no longer looked as if cutting their way through the lands, but adrift on a great lake.

He had made and set adrift those powder kegs, fixing them so that they would explode on touching anything.


On this page you'll find 31 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to adrift, such as: afloat, drifting, loose, unanchored, and unmoored.

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