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full sail

adverb as in full speed

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Example Sentences

It was doubtless a seal of this character to which Clement of Alexandria alludes as bearing the —the ship in full sail for heaven.

The sea was unruffled, and we were sailing towards the pier with full sail, and a gentle morning breeze.

The frigate had by this time got out of her side channel, and was coming up under full sail.

They came on under full sail, but one of them was slow and fell far behind, so that the other came up alone.

Signals were given for all the vessels to close in on the enemy, and the Niagara bore down under full sail.


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On this page you'll find 7 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to full sail, such as: flat out, full steam, full swing, full tilt, heavy right foot, and open throttle.

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