EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ALOFT
A good look-out was kept for men, from aloft, but none were seen from any of the vessels.
Saying no word, out of his lair he came with that terrible sword of his aloft.
The celebrant kissed the tablet, and held it aloft before all the people.
No living thing would that loathly one leave as aloft it flew.
But from aloft Chris saw the trick and how the camouflage was worked.
Rucker's headin' in from the kitchen, bearin' aloft a platter of ham an' cabbage.
The pianist groaned as the slave plucked at his arms and held them aloft.
The gyrocopter that could carry them aloft, out of the rout, was fifty feet away.
One rose, still clutching the banner in his hand and waved it aloft.
He waylaid those who, coming from aloft, stood gasping for breath.
c.1200, from a Scandinavian source; cf. Old Norse a lopti "up above," literally "up in the air," from a "in, on" + lopt "sky, air, atmosphere; loft, upper room" (cf. Gothic luftus, Old High German luft, Old English lyft "air;" see loft).