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adjective as in floating

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Mice love the sweet smell of cherries, so when a waft reaches their nose, a pleasure zone in the brain lights up, motivating them to scurry around and hunt out the treat.

One could be forgiven for barely noticing it—a waft of steam from a cup of coffee on a crisp, fall morning, or mist rising from the roof after a sudden summer downpour—it’s more the domain of poets than the rest of us.

You walk in, or you talk to people, and you can just feel it wafting around you, warm and comforting.

The words seemed to just hang in the air, wafting on bitter irony.

Enthusiasm is difficult to manufacture when the stink of failure is wafting through the air.

It is best heard wafting from a jukebox or over a glass of whiskey.

Does Obama expect Hamid Karzai to surge toward Kandahar in 2011, wafting on doves of peace?

The air was keen and scented, wafting the smell of the wooded islands that hung about us in the darkening air.

A roll of a drum and the skirl of a fife came wafting across the valley on the April breeze.

Good heavens, Michael, what Piccadilly breezes are you wafting into my respectable and sacerdotal apartment?

And the sailing ships, as if cut out of frailest pearl translucency, were wafting away towards Naples.

I asked, as a delicious breeze from the buffet came wafting by "like a steam of rich distilled perfumes."


On this page you'll find 41 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to wafting, such as: soaring, free, hollow, hovering, inflated, and light.

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