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adrift

floating without steering or mooring; drifting
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For a moment she hung there, and then, swinging round until her bow pointed toward the shore, she broke adrift once more.
The spires of meeting-houses seemed set adrift from their foundations; the broad-based hills glided away.
They had seen me cut the cables, and thought my design was only to let the ships run adrift or fall foul on each other: but when they perceived the whole fleet moving in order, and saw me pulling at the end, they set up such a scream of grief and despair as it is almost impossible to describe or conceive.
They took leave of their comrades and started off on their several courses with stout hearts and cheerful countenances; though these lonely cruisings into a wild and hostile wilderness seem to the uninitiated equivalent to being cast adrift in the ship's yawl in the midst of the ocean.
The commonplace nature of what they said produced in Ethan an illusion of long-established intimacy which no outburst of emotion could have given, and he set his imagination adrift on the fiction that they had always spent their evenings thus and would always go on doing so.
South African George Coetzee is his closest challenger, with Italian Nino Bertasio, England's Eddie Pepperell and Warren just a stroke further adrift.
Park director of rugby, Martin O'Keefe, said: "This was a match we needed to win but after being so far adrift at half-time we did well to get the draw and our first two points of the season.
Mumbai [India], September 20 ( ANI ): The Indian Coast Guard on Wednesday rescued fourteen fishermen on board an adrift boat.
Jo Gascoigne-Owens, of Alnwick, the 2016 winner, finished in third another three minutes adrift.
Those who try to make capital out of terror attacks on Europe would leave these refugees of war or economics adrift on the ocean.
Vettel, who heads Hamilton by seven points following victories at two of the opening three rounds, was more than a second adrift of his Ferrari team-mate.
Dutchman Guido Van Der Valk fired a 69 to be five adrift, with Antonio Lascuna standing another stroke behind despite a 68, a second-round 73 making him lose a lot of ground.