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adjective as in buoyant

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Once a glacier backs off its moraine and becomes free floating, it can collapse catastrophically.

He observes the bodies floating away on the river, pulling on his cigarette with a sneer.

Search teams find dozens of people and jet debris floating in the Java Sea, as the airline confirms the wreckage is from QZ8501.

The last time there was a raid of this scale was in 2001, when 52 men were arrested on Queen Boat, a floating disco on the Nile.

Not exactly a happy quotation over a nature background like some of the images floating around in the blogosphere!

The fore and aft have beautiful decks carved into them, and windows from various rooms too: it looks like a floating Apple device.

After a bit of waiting, Mac decided that the smoke was floating from a certain direction, and we began to edge carefully that way.

The fire crackled around the Dutch ovens, and the odor of coffee came floating by.

It was like a dream of beauty suspended in the air before you—floating there—and you didn't want to disturb it.

She wore a gown of white tulle upon whose floating surface were a few dark-blue lilies.

The pole was, therefore, continually floating or rising and falling in steam of ever-varying pressure.


On this page you'll find 39 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to floating, such as: soaring, free, hollow, hovering, inflated, and light.

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