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Word Example of - drift

    Example Sentences for drift

    I used to drift and float on great seas of heat until I almost slept.

    He found that the sand rose gradually into a sort of drift or bank.

    The trees were outlined against the blue sky, where there was scarcely a drift of white floating about.

    Would you like to have it drift against you while moored to the shore?

    An accident happened at the Drift, about two miles from the mouth of the Umganie, to an Englishman, a very worthy settler.

    It was so easy to succumb to them and to drift into the terrible things they wanted.

    It is this drift of electrons which constitutes an electric current.

    I did not catch his drift for the moment; then I remembered.

    This first wild plunge had taken us a matter of two hundred yards into the drift.

    This idea was—to hold the river bed and banks on each side of the drift!

Word Origin & History of - drift

    Word Origin & History

    drift c.1300, lit. "a being driven" (of snow, etc.); not recorded in O.E., borrowed from O.N. or M.Du. drift, from P.Gmc. *driftiz, related to *dribanan "to drive." The verb is first attested c.1600. Sense of "what one is getting at" is from 1520s. Related: Drifted; drifting.

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