Drifted sentence examples

  • His thoughts drifted to Sofia.

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  • Her thoughts drifted to the island.

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  • Clouds drifted away from a full moon, drenching the patio with soft lunar light.

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  • Her soft voice drifted off as she took him in.

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  • During Rostov's short stay in Moscow, before rejoining the army, he did not draw closer to Sonya, but rather drifted away from her.

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  • His gaze drifted again to the woman whose pale features made him feel both proud and worried.

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  • The voices of her roommates drifted from the kitchen where they were preparing supper.

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  • No warm magic drifted through her.

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  • She drifted into a doze.

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  • In the week that followed, they drifted further apart.

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  • His gaze drifted away as he considered the idea.

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  • Moonlight drifted in through a window, and she stared in confusion.

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  • Here the road was dry and only a few cars passed him before he drifted past a private hot spring, along the wide curve and by the County fairgrounds before entering Ridgway.

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  • His somber gaze met hers and then drifted to her lips.

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  • Uneasiness drifted through her.

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  • The conversation drifted to clothing—Cynthia's search for an appropriate wedding dress for the mother of the groom, and Jennifer's west coast dress shop.

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  • Comfortable against Damian, she drifted into a restful doze until he shifted.

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  • Deidre's eyes drifted to Darkyn in a sense of longing.

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  • "I believe …" Hannah drifted off, looking around her.

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  • Gradually, the women and children drifted over to examine her.

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  • We spent time in the underworld together, though if you're human, that might mean … Katie drifted off then glanced at the children.

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  • Further speculation ended as they both drifted back to sleep.

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  • But no: I find that the respectable man, so called, has immediately drifted from his position, and despairs of his country, when his country has more reason to despair of him.

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  • Wynn's eyes fell to her fangs again then drifted down her body.

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  • A midmorning breeze drifted through the windows to her right, and she closed her eyes.

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  • Her gaze drifted off in contemplation, finally returning to Carmen.

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  • The warmth of his hand drifted up her arm and through her, comforting her.

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  • "Yes, but she's…" Kiki's retort drifted off.

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  • She cried until she was too tired to cry more and drifted into a vision, reliving the few moments she spent with Jilian.

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  • Toby.s snores drifted into the bedchamber from his room.

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  • Lydia lived in a newly constructed condo on Oak Street as it drifted out of the main body of town and became the back road to neighboring Ridgway, ten miles away.

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  • Gabriel's eyes drifted in the direction where he sensed Deidre was.

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  • The facts drifted in slowly, as if attending a dreaded meeting.

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  • "Are you going to …" She drifted off and displayed her scarred forearms.

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  • Dean's snuggled slumber drifted to wakefulness sometime in the heart of the wee hours when a metallic sound of ringing returned him to the world of the living.

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  • It is possible, however, that after the Roman conquest Italians drifted in, and it is fairly certain that after the Roman Empire fell German conquerors brought German settlers, though in what numbers no wise man will guess.

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  • The stench of death drifted from some of the alleyways.

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  • The implication is that the young Irving drifted through the city unaware of the political turmoil of the times.

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  • Against a waterlogged, leaden gray sky, the zinc gray airship drifted slowly winking a tiny orange light.

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  • Compulsive liars will usually have a large audience at first, but they soon find their friends have drifted off.

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  • The bus apparently drifted off the road and flipped on its side.

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  • He fell victim to assassins and the ring drifted away from his body and lay forgotten in the bottom of a lake until a hobbit named Sméagol found it.

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  • "I guess what I'm trying to say is…" she drifted off.

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  • I went to Hell and … Deidre drifted off.

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  • Just as she drifted into sleep, the spaceship's internal communication system awoke her.

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  • Her thoughts drifted to the prisoner, the memory of his touch and the strange energy making her blood quicken.

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  • She drifted off, reddening.

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  • During these years England gradually drifted into hostility with France.

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  • A few minutes later his deep voice drifted back down the hall as he discussed something with her.

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  • She spoke until she drifted into an uncomfortable doze only to awake when he released her.

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  • His gaze drifted towards the fortress.

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  • "Interesting. Unless they're headed to Hell, I don't need…" He drifted off, mind on the demons.

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  • The soft sounds of talk drifted to her, but it was the dress of the women within that drew her eye.

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  • Kiera's thoughts, warm and fuzzy after too much of Evelyn's special punch, drifted as she gazed into the quiet night sky.

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  • The flakes drifted directly down, undisturbed in their descent by any hint of a breeze in the still night air.

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  • The tall trees were draped in a white robe that had drifted to the earth, not snarled their way downward like the wind driven Eastern storms where snow was a dirty word, not the magical hush that mother nature bestowed on the mountains of the west.

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  • The stage came to a halt in front of the station, and people drifted by, satisfying their curiosity about its occupants.

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  • Gabriel's thoughts drifted to Deidre.

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  • He floated on the updraft of air off the water and then drifted to the beach below, changing into his human form as he landed with a gentle thud on rocky sand.

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  • I went to Hell and … she drifted off.

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  • Mr. Dean wished he felt a modicum of confidence in himself as the three drifted off to sleep—David and Cynthia Dean, with SB, the Bird Song owl, snuggled next to them.

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  • Children from the nearby campground drifted sticks and other small floating matter in the stream.

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  • They continued, and Deidre's attention went to a small shop behind the tents, from which incense drifted.

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  • Something warm drifted through her, and her body felt like it was floating.

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  • We made a deal … Deidre drifted off.

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  • Deidre's eyes were caught by the gardens but drifted to the pine trees beyond the walls.

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  • His gaze drifted back to the Oracle.

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  • Her thoughts drifted to the Sanctuary, the only place she.d felt safe.

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  • "Unless …" He drifted off and crossed to the window, clasping his hands behind him.

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  • It was his turn to hear measured breathing beside him as Cynthia drifted off to sleep.

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  • He could pretend to concentrate on the board while his mind clearly drifted somewhere else.

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  • The conversation drifted from farming to the weather.

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  • her voice drifted off as she realized she had finally lost his attention.

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  • Snow had drifted across the steps and onto the porch.

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  • A light wind whispered across the grass and a cloud drifted over, blocking the sun from her face.

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  • The Guardian's voice drifted over her personal net.

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  • His gaze drifted to the wall of glass.

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  • "She's too naïve …" Elise drifted off.

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  • He held her afterwards until she drifted into a doze.

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  • Exhausted by thought and emotion, she drifted into sleep.

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  • Rhyn's thoughts drifted to the castle.

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  • "He did.  He wanted to make the world safer for me, for our …" Katie's throat tightened.  She cleared it.  "He realized he doesn't have to be in the shadows anymore.  And the way he looked at me that last day…" she drifted off again, this time recalling the intensity of emotion on Rhyn's face the last time she'd seen him in the mortal realm.

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  • She sat on a thick log.  He disappeared into the shadows of the jungle, and she pulled her knees to her chest, listening.  He was silent while the branches overhead hissed and rasped against one another and the cries of distant birds drifted to her.

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  • His thoughts drifted to the second night of the strange dream.

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  • "I dreamt where Death told me about the seven days … " Gabe drifted off and shook his head, as if to clear a bad memory.  "You're saying Rhyn didn't break the bond?"

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  • "Damned magic …" Katie drifted off, looking at the roots anew.  "Magic."

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  • A warm deep voice drifted in from the kitchen and Carmen's gaze riveted on the kitchen doorway.

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  • Dust drifted down the road from a passing car.

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  • His dark chocolate gaze drifted over her face.

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  • His attention drifted away briefly in thought.

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  • His expression drifted slowly from accusing to amused.

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  • Her gaze had drifted to the floor, but it shot back to his face.

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  • His gaze drifted in thought and then came back to her suspiciously.

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  • His gaze drifted over her dress, saying what his lips refused to utter.

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  • His gaze drifted over her face.

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  • For an agonizingly long moment his gaze drifted from her eyes to her mouth, and then back again.

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  • His brows furrowed again and his gaze drifted off in thought.

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  • Katie had forgiven his inexperienced blundering, but as she had grown closer to Alex, she had drifted further from Carmen.

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  • Carmen's attention drifted from the boys and she gazed out the bay window at the old farmhouse.

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  • That dark shadow drifted over again and she shuddered.

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  • But then, Katie didn't know how far they had drifted apart — or why.

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  • How could they have drifted apart when they loved each other so much?

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  • "Xander wouldn't …" Jonny drifted off.

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  • Every day with Czerno … He drifted off.

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  • His large, warm hands drifted down her body to her hips.

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  • "I did it once to Jonny, long ago, before …" She drifted off, darkness crossing her features.

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  • A moment passed, and her frozen breath drifted upwards.

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  • His body burned for her, while her body relaxed even further as she drifted asleep.

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  • Trees flew overhead and the sparkling clouds drifted down from the sky.

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  • The Watcher's magic drifted out of her body.

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  • His eyes drifted down the street.

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  • Ledden's gaze drifted over her head.

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  • Vara shushed them as the sound of several voices drifted into the tack room.

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  • As she drifted into sleep, she was both comforted and tormented by memories of Taran's touch.

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  • To his way of thinking, Carmen drifted his way most of the time because she either agreed or it didn't matter.

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  • A few minutes later the soft refrain of a violin drifted into the kitchen.

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  • His gaze drifted over her face before settling on her eyes.

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  • It was interesting how people had drifted away.

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  • His gaze drifted over her body again and then lifted to her face.

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  • His gaze drifted over her face and then color started up his neck.

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  • Music drifted in from the tack room.

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  • Her gaze left him and drifted over the land that held all his animals.

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  • Felipa and the others had drifted ahead of her when she glanced up to see Gerald watching her.

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  • She drifted in and out of consciousness – which was probably why she thought she was dreaming when she heard the voice calling her name.

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  • As she climbed the porch steps, a chopping sound drifted from the back yard.

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  • He drifted into restless sleep, praying his unusual visitor was wrong.

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  • He um, he found me last night after … Ashley drifted off.

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  • "Two o'clock …" she drifted off, trying to click the calendar note open unsuccessfully.

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  • Her eyes drifted closed.

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  • "I don't want …" Jonny drifted off.

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  • He drifted to the ground, supported by Yully's unique magic.

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  • Blood filled his senses, and his gaze drifted to the Original Other.

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  • Liszt, in after years when they had drifted apart, wrote of her: " George Sand catches her butterfly and tames it in her cage by feeding it on flowers and nectar - this is the love period.

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  • The German populations of these lands seem in Roman times to have been scanty, and Roman subjects from the modern Alsace and Lorraine had drifted across the river eastwards.

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  • His mother died a few days after giving him birth; his father, Pynaston Hastings, drifted away to perish obscurely in the West Indies.

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  • No change was made in official methods, and the condition of affairs drifted from bad to worse, until the temper of the people, so long and so sorely tried, showed plainly that the situation had become insufferable.

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  • Amidst this sea of financial troubles the government drifted helplessly on, without showing any inclination or capacity to initiate a strong policy of reform in the methods of administration which had done so much to ruin the country.

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  • If their ancestors had been carried out to sea once or twice by a flood and safely drifted as far as the Galapagos Islands" (Wallace), "they must have been numerous on the continent" (Rothschild and Hartert).

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  • That in days so remote as to be undateable, a Dravidian people driven from their primitive home in the hills of the Indian Deccan made their way south via Ceylon (where they may to-day be regarded as represented by the Veddahs) and eventually sailed and drifted in their bark boats to the western and north-western shores of Australia.

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  • He soon attained distinction in his profession, but drifted into politics, for which he had a greater liking, and early became associated with Thurlow Weed.

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  • The wreck of his force drifted away helplessly towards Genoa.

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  • Tuscany the government drifted from the moderates to the extreme democrats; the Ridolfi ministry was succeeded after Custozza by that of Ricasoli, and the latter by that of Capponi.

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  • So far as can be judged, Ayala had no strong political views, and drifted with the current of the moment.

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  • A sandy beach or desert owes its character to the mobility of its constituent sand-grains, which are readily drifted and piled up in the form of dunes.

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  • Since their emancipation in 1861, the peasants of the central governments of Russia have in large numbers drifted away into the black earth zone, or have gone to the factories.

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  • The date of their arrival in the Sudan is uncertain: they appear to have drifted up the Nile valley and to have dispossessed the original Nuba population.

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  • The town of Fécamp grew up round the nunnery founded in 658 to guard the relic of the True Blood which, according to the legend, was found in the trunk of a fig-tree drifted from Palestine to this spot, and which still remains the most precious treasure of the church.

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  • the fourteen battalions which had initiated this attack were outnumbered by three to one, and drifted away from the battlefield.

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  • Meanwhile on the extreme French right Schwarzenberg and his Austrians had drifted away towards their own frontier,.

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  • Publishing, on the other hand, has drifted away, only a few leading houses - such as those of Blackwood, Chambers and Nelson - still making the Scottish capital their headquarters.

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  • He was, however, greatly influenced by Okyos example, and his sons, Gantai, Ganryo, and Gantoku or Renzan, drifted into a manner almost indistinguishable from that of the ShijO school.

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  • Against the weight of French numbers, nearly three to one, the Prussians were unable to stand, and presently they broke and drifted backwards, completely routed.

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  • The confusion in and around St Privat, where troops from four several corps were all intermingled, became so extreme that no further infantry-advance could be attempted; so under cover of the fierce artillery duel the remnants of the unfortunate 6th corps drifted away towards Metz down the many ravines leading into the river valley.

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  • Shore Deposits are the product of the waste of the land arranged and bedded by the action of currents or tidal streams. On the rocky coast of high latitudes blocks of stone detached by frost fall on the beach and becoming embedded in ice during winter are often drifted out to sea and so carry the shore deposits to some distance from the land.

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  • are composed chiefly of comminuted shells drifted and deposited by the wind, and they are very irregularly stratified, as is usually the case with wind-blown deposits.

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  • A few years later he drifted westward with twenty-five dollars in his pocket, and the autumn of 1855 found him in a law office in the city of Buffalo.

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  • Yet the two gradually drifted apart again owing to doctrinal differences, emerging first on the Calvinistic doctrine of grace, such as broke up the joint " Merchants' Lecture " started in 1672 in Pinners' Hall, and next on Christology.

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  • His successor, Fitzroy, drifted into an unsuccessful native war.

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  • He drifted in time to San Francisco, and it was a newspaper of that city which in 1867 supplied the money for him to join a party going on a chartered steamboat to the Mediterranean ports.

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  • At this time, largely owing to the exhausting struggle with the Basutos, the Free State Boers, like their Transvaal neighbours, had drifted into financial straits.

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  • The war meanwhile drifted on through May, June and July.

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  • It had only a small share in making the constitutions of the American colonies, as only the Carolinas, Pennsylvania, Georgia and Nova Scotia were formed after the reign of Charles II.; and in 1760 a secretary of state for the colonies was appointed, to whom the control drifted away.

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  • Pompey now drifted apart from Caesar and became the champion of the senate.

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  • That very year, 1538, a commission of cardinals, including Reginald Pole, Contarini, Sadolet, Caraffa (afterwards Paul IV.), Fregoso and others, had reported that the conventual orders, which they had to deal with, had drifted into such a state that they should all be abolished.

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  • The importance of this is evident when we consider that late in the 19th century Japanese junks still drifted over by the ocean current to California at the rate of about one a year, often with some of the crew still alive.

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  • The institution by Diaz of the guardias rurales, a mounted gendarmerie composed of the class who in former days drifted into revolution and brigandage, was a potent means of maintaining order, and the extension of railways and telegraphs enabled the government to cope at once with any disturbance.

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  • According to another account, Bergler, finding himself without means, drifted to Constantinople, where he came to an untoward end (c. 1740).

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  • This alteration of coast-line appears at Loosduinen, where the moor or fenland formerly developed behind the dunes now crops out on the shore amid the sand, being pressed to the compactness of lignite by the weight of the sand drifted over it.

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  • He drifted into journalism, and after working for the Stirling Journal he went to London in 1862 and joined the staff of the Globe.

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  • The Dutch and Belgian provinces of the Netherlands had for one hundred and thirty years passed through totally different experiences, and had drifted farther and farther apart from one another in character, in habits, in ideas and above all in religion.

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  • In the outburst of indignation, followed by increasing disaffection in Ireland, which this event produced, Grattan acted with conspicuous moderation and loyalty, which won for him warm acknowledgments from a member of the English cabinet.2 That cabinet, however, doubtless influenced by the wishes of the king, was now determined firmly to resist the Catholic demands, with the result that the country rapidly drifted towards rebellion.

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  • it passes through desert, and sand drifted into it.

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  • In 1891, at Erfurt, Werner and his followers were expelled from the party; some of them drifted into anarchism, others disappeared.

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  • Toward the end of his life he gradually drifted back toward his old Democratic position, and made an unsuccessful effort to secure the nomination of the Democratic party for the presidency in 1872.

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  • The bey was killed fighting the dervishes at Wandi in January 1894, and the remnant of his men eventually were found by Captain Thruston from Uganda on the 23rd of March 1894 at Mahagi, on the Albert Nyanza, whither they had drifted from Wadelai in search of supplies.

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  • He became treasurer of the National Liberal League in 1879, but after the Irish coercive measures of 1881 he finally abandoned the Liberal party, and drifted further and further into Socialism.

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  • Thus 3300 defenders were able to repulse and even to "expunge from the battlefield" the whole of the Sevastopol column, except that portion of it which drifted away to its left and joined Pavlov.

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  • The southern shore is bordered nearly its entire length by a belt of drifted sand, forming the Nuget plain.

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  • The " Endurance " drifted in the pack as the " Deutschland " had done three years before, and on a nearly parallel track, moving N.

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  • in the side, drifted into the open sea in lat.

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  • On May 6 1915 the " Aurora," which had been frozen in and made fast by many cables to the shore at Cape Evans, was blown out to sea with all the ice and was held fast for 315 days, during which time she drifted northward through Ross Sea nearly in the same direction and at nearly the same rate as the " Endurance " was drifting at the same time in the Weddell Sea.

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  • Thus has logic drifted further and further from the real and empirical logic of Aristotle the founder and Bacon the reformer of the science.

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  • The vessel drifted W.

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  • and drifted a year and a half to the vicinity of Franz Josef Land.

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  • According to William's version, Sceaf was found, as an infant, alone in a boat without oars, which had drifted to the island of " Scandza."

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  • Before the plains were fenced large herds drifted to the south in the winter, but now sufficient hay and alfalfa are cut to feed the cattle during the storms, which at longest are brief.

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  • But for this sudden revival of Cymric literature under the patronage of Elizabeth (for the obtaining of which Wales must ever owe a deep debt of gratitude to Bishop Richard Davies, " her second St David "), there is every reason to believe that the ancient language of the Principality must either have drifted into a number of corrupt dialects, as it then showed symptoms of doing, or else have tended to ultimate extinction, much as the Cornish tongue perished in the 17th century.

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  • In 1740 the war of the Austrian Succession broke out and France drifted into it as an ally of Frederick of Prussia and the enemy of England, and of Maria Theresa of Austria.

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  • He first drifted to Frankfort, where the English congregation divided as English Protestants have always done, and the party opposed to Knox got rid of him at last by a complaint to the authorities of treason against the emperor Charles V.

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  • the stimulating leadership of the anti-aristocratic " Prince Charming," and becoming more and more inoculated with French political ideas, drifted into an antagonism not merely to hereditary nobility, but to hereditary monarchy likewise.

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  • So matters drifted until the beginning of 1898.

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  • Omar II., however, extended to non-Arabic Moslems immunity from all taxes except the zakat (poor-rate), with the result that a large number of Persians, who still smarted under their defeat, under Mokhtar, embraced Islam and drifted into the towns to form a nucleus of sedition under the Shiite preachers.

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  • Inhabiting the southern part of the Bolivian plain are the Chiriguanos, a detached tribe of the Guarani race which drifted westward to the vicinity of the Andes long ago.

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  • The Dutch ships suffered heavily, and one of them which was dismasted drifted among the French and was taken.

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  • The boat and machine had drifted apart, and one of the tugs in its zeal to render assistance had fastened a rope to the frame of the machine in the reverse position from what it should have been attached, and had broken the frame entirely in two.

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  • Some of these ancient seaweeds may have remained permanently rooted in the littoral regions, while others may have become broken off and drifted, like the recent Sargassum, at the mercy of the winds and currents, carrying the attached Graptolites into all latitudes.

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  • When Philip of Valois refused battle in the open, and confined his operations to defending fortified towns, or stockading himself in entranched camps, the allies drifted off, leaving the king with his English troops in force too small to accomplish anything.

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  • Edward drifted on along the path to financial ruin till he actually went bankrupt in 1345, when he repudiated his debts, and ruined several great Italian banking houses, who had been unwise enough to continue lending him money to the last.

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  • Volcanic activity in the neighbourhood is further shown by the quantities of pumice-stone drifted on to the south coasts of Kandavu and Viti Levu; malachite, antimony and graphite, gold in small quantities, and specular iron-sand occur.

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  • Brought up in the Church of England, he gradually drifted from orthodox Christianity, and as early as 1862 he described himself as a theist.

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  • But they drifted into hostility with the nobles, and were defeated by them at Villalar.

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  • Then the Federals broke the attenuated line of defence at its left centre, and Hood's army drifted away in disorder.

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  • One intrigue into which he drifted in 1791, with a Mrs Reynolds, led to the blackmailing of Hamilton by her husband; and when this rascal, shortly afterwards, got into trouble for fraud, his relations with Hamilton were unscrupulously misrepresented for political purposes by some of Hamilton's opponents.

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  • Some represent the tracks or burrows of worms, crustaceans or other animals; others, the course of rills of water on a sandy or muddy shore; others, again, the marks left on the bottom by bodies drifted along by the waves.

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  • At one place we find drifted fruits of Nipa, at another Hightea and Anona.

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  • The higher Eocene strata of England - those above the Bournemouth Beds - are of marine origin, and yield only drifted fruits, principally fir-cones.

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  • Among the more abundant plants are nucules cf several species of Chara, and drifted fruits and seeds of water-lilies, of Folliculites (now generally referred to Stratiotes) and of Limnocarpus (allied to Potamogeton); there is little else mixed with these.

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  • When, however, Zeno's edict (489) ordered the closing of the school of the Persians at Edessa, East and West drifted apart more and more; the ecclesiastical writer Narsai, " the Harp of the Holy Spirit," fled to Nisibis about 489.

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  • These must either have been ejected by submarine volcanoes or drifted by the wind from active vents, as the fine ash discharged by Krakatoa was wafted over the whole globe.

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  • A stream of smoke drifted from the chimney of the renovated old house.

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  • That delicious chocolate gaze drifted over her face reflectively, bringing a blush to her cheeks.

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  • The conversation drifted on, with Jonathan occasionally contributing, but Alex was stoic in his position at the window.

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  • "Are you going to …" She drifted off and displayed her scarred forearms.

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  • I went to Hell and … she drifted off.

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  • "I guess what I'm trying to say is…" she drifted off.

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  • Mr. Dean wished he felt a modicum of confidence in himself as the three drifted off to sleep—David and Cynthia Dean, with SB, the Bird Song owl, snuggled next to them.

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  • The conversation drifted to clothing—Cynthia's search for an appropriate wedding dress for the mother of the groom, and Jennifer's west coast dress shop.

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  • The conversation drifted from thank-you's to Martha's plight, Fred's incarceration, and Jennifer's somewhat unsettled future.

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  • The Deans' conversation drifted away from the young girl's plight to Jennifer Radisson's recent pronouncement.

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  • We made a deal … Deidre drifted off.

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  • I went to Hell and … Deidre drifted off.

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  • We spent time in the underworld together, though if you're human, that might mean … Katie drifted off then glanced at the children.

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  • "Interesting. Unless they're headed to Hell, I don't need…" He drifted off, mind on the demons.

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  • "Yes, but she's…" Kiki's retort drifted off.

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  • "I believe …" Hannah drifted off, looking around her.

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  • "Unless …" He drifted off and crossed to the window, clasping his hands behind him.

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  • "She's too naïve …" Elise drifted off.

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  • "He did.  He wanted to make the world safer for me, for our …" Katie's throat tightened.  She cleared it.  "He realized he doesn't have to be in the shadows anymore.  And the way he looked at me that last day…" she drifted off again, this time recalling the intensity of emotion on Rhyn's face the last time she'd seen him in the mortal realm.

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  • "I dreamt where Death told me about the seven days … " Gabe drifted off and shook his head, as if to clear a bad memory.  "You're saying Rhyn didn't break the bond?"

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  • The night was long and cold.  Deidre slept, and Katie drifted between a fitful doze and her thoughts.  Dawn crept across the jungle, peering first from the tangled branches overhead then inching through the trees.  As soon as she could see well enough, Katie crawled to Deidre's feet.  The woman continued to sleep, and Katie looked her over.  She looked like any other college student in cargo pants and a light sweater.  Deidre's long, flaxen hair was in a messy braid, and her skin was pale.

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  • "Damned magic …" Katie drifted off, looking at the roots anew.  "Magic."

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  • But then, Katie didn't know how far they had drifted apart — or why.

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  • "Xander wouldn't …" Jonny drifted off.

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  • Every day with Czerno … He drifted off.

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  • "I did it once to Jonny, long ago, before …" She drifted off, darkness crossing her features.

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  • His gaze drifted to her shaking arm, where blood dripped down her fingers to the floor.

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  • She drifted in and out of consciousness – which was probably why she thought she was dreaming when she heard the voice calling her name.

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  • He um, he found me last night after … Ashley drifted off.

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  • "Two o'clock …" she drifted off, trying to click the calendar note open unsuccessfully.

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  • "Ashley is at the mercy of some sadistic psycho and you're …" she drifted off, realization crossing her face.

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  • "I don't want …" Jonny drifted off.

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  • backland development which had grown up to house the migrant poor who had drifted into the town.

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  • Eight other minor bergs have " calved " from B15 and drifted out of the Ross Sea region.

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  • buoy marking it had drifted away in the storm.

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  • The decomposing carcass drifted to Greenodd Sands where it was photographed by Andy Harmer on 13 October 2001.

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  • A shimmering cascade of magic shooting stars drifted down over the garden.

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  • Colson's eye had drifted to a golden chalice on a shelf in the far corner.

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  • chokean>Nearly choking on my Marks & Spencer's kebabs, the familiar face of Ailsa drifted onto the screen.

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  • several contrails had drifted across the sky, unusual for here, more like the vicinity of Manchester Airport.

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  • cordite smoke drifted over the medical center.

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  • decomposean>decomposing carcass drifted to Greenodd Sands where it was photographed by Andy Harmer on 13 October 2001.

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  • A lithium drifted silicon X-ray detector with high energy resolution enables these characteristic X-rays to be identified as coming from specific elements.

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  • drifted snow.

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  • These different worries drifted around their minds until Gordon gave a startled exclamation.

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  • As this high drifted east into the continent, Atlantic fronts crossed Shetland bringing further south-westerly gales and spells of rain.

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  • Lan's hand drifted to his sword hilt, half consciously easing the blade in its sheath.

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  • Vessels of all kinds drifted aimlessly about, wrecking each other, and covering the boiling Maelstrom of the harbor with their debris.

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  • menaceheat from the living mass rose in waves of steam and drifted up into the menacing clouds.

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  • They had set out from Ireland in a boat and hadn't bothered to take any oars with them; they simply drifted.

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  • She knelt down by the water's edge, frowning at the dead fish and birds that drifted past.

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  • Could have drifted to novelty, but thoughtfully put together to avoid the obvious ironic pitfalls.

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  • Milliseconds drifted like slow-motion leaves tumbling from an autumnal tree, as tho time had been stretched, elasticised and rendered most pliable.

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  • The optimist sailors dutifully paddled out through the shark barrier, drifted about on the tide for an hour and then paddled back in.

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  • shimmering cascade of magic shooting stars drifted down over the garden.

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  • stench of death drifted from some of the alleyways.

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  • A seemingly wayward cross from the left drifted toward the far touchline.

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  • Firstly it was rather uncanny as the engine drifted past the signalbox almost silently.

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  • One special day some rare vinyl by Hey from Berlin drifted to their music loving shores.

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  • This takes account of - (I) the ArcticAlpine zone, including all the vegetation of the region bordering on perpetual snow; (2) the Boreal zone, including the temperate lands of North America, Europe and Asia, all of which are substantially alike in botanical character; (3) the Tropical zone, divided sharply into (a) the tropical zone of the New World, and (b) the tropical zone of the Old World, the forms of which differ in a significant degree; (4) the Austral zone, comprising all continental land south of the equator, and sharply divided into three regions the floras of which are strikingly distinct - (a) South American, (b) South African and (c) Australian; (5) the Oceanic, comprising all oceanic islands, the flora of which consists exclusively of forms whose seeds could be drifted undestroyed by ocean currents or carried by birds.

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  • The town of Fécamp grew up round the nunnery founded in 658 to guard the relic of the True Blood which, according to the legend, was found in the trunk of a fig-tree drifted from Palestine to this spot, and which still remains the most precious treasure of the church.

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  • For about half an hour great crowds of riders, hidden by dense clouds of dust, drifted aimlessly about the plain, till at length the charge of a single squadron of the Oldenburg Dragoons (who had joined in on their own initiative) delivered on the outer French flank, brought the whole mass into motion north-eastward, and, both sides sounding the rally,Ithe engagement gradually ceased.

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  • Tirpitz's book, in so far as his statements may be trusted, throws much light upon the circumstances in which German policy was directed or drifted in July 1914 into paths which inevitably led to war.

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  • The government of the Transvaal being once more in the hands of the Boers, the country rapidly drifted towards that state of national bankruptcy from which it had only been saved by annexation in 1877.

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  • 20, when Stefansson and several men were ashore hunting, it broke away during a heavy gale, drifted with the pack until it was crushed, and sank in lat.

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  • A long file solemnly drifted past, dropping flowers or scribbled messages on folded-up pieces of paper.

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