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As they walked single-file through the narrowing of a drift, she wondered about him.
If we permit our economy to drift and decline, the vulnerable will suffer most.
I was now ashore, with two or three months of drift before me.
They were, however, superior to the drift men, and had some notion of art.
But what her eyes met caused the color to drift from her face.
The drift of the boat had brought us so close that he could have grasped the gunwale had he been so minded.
The tide of memories was setting in now—the drift back to the old mooring.
I saw the figures of dockers appear, more and more, I saw some of them drift to the docks.
I did not in the least understand his drift; neither did I care to inquire into it now.
It's my basket they'll be wantin', no me; and i' this drift, basket may flee but it winna float!'
c.1300, literally "a being driven" (of snow, etc.); not recorded in Old English; either a suffixed form of drive (v.) (cf. thrift/thrive) or borrowed from Old Norse drift "snow drift," or Middle Dutch drift "pasturage, drove, flock," both from Proto-Germanic *driftiz (cf. Danish and Swedish drift, German Trift), from PIE root *dhreibh- "to drive, push" (see drive (v.)). Sense of "what one is getting at" is from 1520s. Meaning "controlled slide of a sports car" attested by 1955.