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adjective as in asea

adjective as in floating

adjective as in racing

noun as in boating

noun as in cruise

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noun as in shipping

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Cruise ships kept sailing after coronavirus was detected helped carry the virus around the globeCindi fell ill as soon as they arrived home.

Even among Democrats, negotiations over what should and shouldn’t be done on the economy aren’t going to be smooth sailing.

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A thing that’s important to note up front is that mobile wasn’t one of those industries where everything was smooth sailing before everything got upended by a pandemic.

Having spent so much time in Africa, they know it won’t all be smooth sailing.

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After that comes clear sailing, or hiking, or biking, throughout the weekend.

But instead he pursued a life of science, sailing all over the world to study animal species and their environments.

They have grace, ambition, and sure make sailing a whole lot more interesting.

Below lies the turquoise waters of the caldera, flecked with the white triangles of sailing boats.

The book begins with Jack sailing on a British army supply ship heading for Africa during World War II.

You write in the books that ship technology—boats sailing the ocean—was what got people to care about science.

This was very agreeable; but he was, nevertheless, greatly relieved when a boat came in sight sailing toward him.

I've been sailing one way for ever so long, because I don't know how to turn around; but there's a landing-place just ahead.

I have never seen Newport, and passed exactly a week in New York before sailing.

American vessels made occasional trips outside the Bay, and brought in captive sailing-vessels.

All the small steamers and sailing-craft in the river moved up as near as possible to the Puente de España.


On this page you'll find 246 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to sailing, such as: addled, adrift, befuddled, bewildered, confused, and puzzled.

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