Synonyms for shipwrecked

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But the fate of shipwrecked mariners all over the world is notorious.

It was as if we were abandoned, shipwrecked, a thousand miles from land.

I was shipwrecked once and spent two days in a boat looking for a sail.

They are shipwrecked and a strange mix-up occurs on account of it.

Dan scanned the sea like a shipwrecked mariner watching for a sail.

All our clothes, &c, coming from Florence have been shipwrecked in the Adriatic.

"The shipwrecked sailor will cling to a hen-coop," said Heffernan.

To think that all my hopes were shipwrecked with the very land in sight.

I left them years ago, and was shipwrecked upon these islands.

Mebbe we'll have to do what shipwrecked sailors do, draw lots for a sacrifice.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., from ship (n.) + wreck (n.). Earlier it meant "things cast up from a shipwreck" (c.1100). The earlier word for "shipwreck" in the modern sense was Middle English schipbreke, "'ship-break,'" from a North Sea Germanic word, cf. West Frisian skipbrek, Middle Dutch schipbroke, German Schiffbruch, Old English scipgebroc. Old English scipbryce meant "right to claim goods from a wrecked ship."

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