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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FLOATED

What did these unknown forces above and around her wish to do with her as they floated in the air?

In her mind now floated clearly the ideal toward which her husband was striving.

Now and then, a drowned sheep, and once the carcass of a cow, floated past.

The heavy mists that hung over the Chickamauga floated away.

It floated everywhere, and Dick felt it stinging his mouth and throat.

O'Faley's head—even the wedding-dresses had floated in her fancy.

The first timber was drawn by a rope, and floated to its place.

We floated up, entered, and stood by the bedside of Charley's father.

So he turned into a fish-hawk and floated above the surface of the water.

Then he mounted a cloud together with the Evening Star and floated up.

WORD ORIGIN

early 12c., "state of floating" (Old English flot meant "body of water"), from float (v.). Meaning "platform on wheels used for displays in parades, etc." is from 1888, probably from earlier sense of "flat-bottomed boat" (1550s). As a type of fountain drink, by 1915.

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