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Aspiring doctors have the wind taken out of their sails in a tough organic chemistry class.

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A small gap exists between neurons, so to get to the other side, the electrical signals generally need to be converted into little bubble ships, packed with chemicals, and set sail to the other neuronal shore.

Just like your sailboat’s not going anywhere fast without a sail, your content isn’t going to help you reach your goals if people can’t find it.

Content marketing and SEO are like a sailboat and its sail, they need each other.

In essence, the carrack eschewed any form of oar-based system, instead entirely relying on sails.

Some refugees wait for days on the ships before setting sail.

They get $8 million to dredge the channel for pleasure boats to sail to Catalina Island.

Then they set sail for open water, where they were assured someone would rescue them.

On August 22, some 88 ships set sail for the southern point of Brooklyn allowing more than 22,000 troops to begin their attack.

The turbulent waters caused one of his oars to crack, which—without a motor or a sail—can be severely detrimental to his voyage.

A lateen sail was visible in the direction of Cat Island, and others to the south seemed almost motionless in the far distance.

Let them that sail on the sea, tell the dangers thereof: and when we hear with our ears, we shall admire.

As it came near, it proved to be the clock, with a sail hoisted, and the Goblin sitting complacently in the stern.

That argument was not the one of least weight in the council in determining that our fleet should not sail against the enemy.

Accordingly, as soon as they saw our Priests they refused outright to let the ship sail if the Jesuits were to embark in it.


On this page you'll find 80 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to sail, such as: cross, cruise, drift, float, fly, and leave.

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