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verb as in glide along without much effort

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The stretch of coast off East Africa where the captives were taken in 2015 was once famous for its speedboat hijackings.

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About half our group flew in from the coasts, with the rest driving from various points in the West.

As in-person comics conventions from coast to coast toppled like dominoes, creators and fans were missing these bonding pilgrimages.

So, if a drone can stay on the radar of any fires early in the process, it would help controlling borders or coasts or pipeline monitoring.

Future projections are more dire, with scientists warning that most of Hawaii’s beaches could be lost if hundreds of homes, condos, hotels and roads that line the coasts aren’t moved inland.

For far too long, we have been coasting on a moral authority to which we long ago lost any clear title.

The 56-year-old artist has passed the point in his career when most start coasting.

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback should be coasting to re-election this fall.

“I wanted to let him know ‘I was coming for you’ and there was no coasting,” Miller said.

In 1992, after the early stumbles, Bill was coasting to the nomination as winter surrendered to spring.

They have encamped in the rear of our office, pending the arrival of the next coasting steamer.

On the 4th of May we put off to sea in a boat, for the purpose of coasting round to Papara, forty-two miles distant.

In coasting along the shore, you will discern the summits which are marked on the chart.

The same company also has a line of steamers running to Alaska, as well as a fleet of coasting steamers.

It is the headquarters of the Devonshire sea-fisheries, having also a large coasting trade.


On this page you'll find 11 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to coasting, such as: skate, sail, drift, cruise, slide, and float.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.