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


Our bodies were tugging at the life belts that held us firmly in our seats.

We had no means of escape but for those who had managed to retain their life belts.

Lest We ForgetJohn Gilbert Thompson

He ordered us to take off our life belts and throw them on deck, which we did.

Lest We ForgetJohn Gilbert Thompson

"Get life belts, put them on, and then go on deck," said Jim shortly.

The Hero of PanamaF. S. Brereton

They ordered us, in English, to strip off our life belts and overcoats and throw them down on the deck.

Lest We ForgetJohn Gilbert Thompson

The passengers were roused and orders given to get them on deck, and life belts were served out.

The "Grigsby's" cutters were also alongside, picking up such of the wounded men as could jump in life belts.

The poor old actor came up for the last time—and just between the two life belts with their red fires burning.

Continuous VaudevilleWill M. Cressy

We were given orders on the twelfth day to sleep in our clothes with our life belts on during the rest of the trip.

In the Flash Ranging ServiceEdward Alva Trueblood

The officers did not even take the precaution to warn the passengers that they should apply or keep the life belts close at hand.