true course

true course

[′trü ′kȯrs]
(navigation)
Course relative to true north.

true course

The navigation course for an aircraft measured from the geographical north pole. See course.
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Even the ripples were a danger to our overloaded craft, but the worst of it was that we were swept out of our true course and away from our proper landing-place behind the point.
Its sources might lie among wild and inaccessible cliffs, and tumble and foam down rugged defiles and over craggy precipices; but its direction was in the true course, and up this stream he determined to prosecute his route to the Rocky Mountains.
They had laid the brig to, not knowing precisely where they were, and the wind (what little there was of it) not serving well for their true course. Some of the hands were still hearkening for breakers; but the captain and the two officers were in the waist with their heads together.
When Richard turns his eyes upon me then, there may be something lying on my breast more eloquent than I have been, with greater power than mine to show him his true course and win him back."
Let us take our time over it, and try to get at the true sense of the case and the true course, by degrees.'
We may not arrive at our port within a calculable period, but we would preserve the true course.
He now bore off to the right to counteract the possible deviation from his true course.
He said Japan is the Filipinos' inspiration that one can be a friend of the strong, without submission, 'for in her tightest alliance she has ever held to her true course.'
In a recent Facebook post, she claimed Sarsour and Mallory, along with fellow organizers Bob Bland and Carmen Perez, had "steered the Movement away from its true course" and called for all four to step down.
If man could live and learn not 70 but two or three times 70 years and could begin to be at his best when he now declines and retires, he might know enough to guide the world in its true course. He must absorb more knowledge and of a different kind and assimilate it better in order to secrete the wisdom now needed.
BAGHDAD, IRAQ (NINA) - Specialist in the economic affairs, Dhargam Mohammed Ali said "The five-year national development plan (2018-2022) approved by the cabinet on Sunday does not represent the true course of the country's economic work, unlike the rest of the world.
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