Synonyms for ashore

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The ships were undermanned, for the sailors, too, had been ashore feasting.

I was ashore every day while the squadron remained in the port.

There was no wharf, and it was always necessary to get ashore through a surf.

I never was more completely adrift, in my life, ashore or afloat.

I was now ashore, with two or three months of drift before me.

There was a stir on the island, while we were in the water, but we all got ashore, safe and unseen.

If unable to pass the blockading squadrons, we intended to run her ashore.

While in the hospital, the frigate made a cruise, leaving me ashore.

Our plan was to seize a boat, as we passed down channel, and get ashore in England.

He must have been ashore when I was on board the brigantine; he certainly wasn't in the cabin.

WORD ORIGIN

1580s, "toward the shore," from a- (1) + shore (n.). Meaning "on the shore" is from 1630s. Middle English had ashore (late 15c.), but it meant "on a slant," literally "propped up," from shore (v.).

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