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float

verb announce, attempt, buoy, buoy up, issue, launch, offer, present, project, promote, propel, sell, set in motion, try
Associated concepts: float a bond, float an idea or concept
See also: finance
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On one occasion, having continued to float at night, after the moon was down, they ran under a great snag, or sunken tree, with dry branches above the water.
This is one of the characteristics of the middle and lower part of the Missouri; but still more so of the Mississippi, whose rapid current traverses a succession of latitudes so as in a few days to float the voyager almost from the frozen regions to the tropics.
But there is another way to make it float, which is to fill it with hot air.
The tides of Pellucidar don't amount to much by comparison with our higher tides of the outer world, but I knew that it ought to prove ample to float the Sari.
Finally we had the satisfaction of seeing the vessel rise out of the mud and float slowly upstream with the tide.
The Wizard then blew a bunch of small bubbles and afterward blew a big bubble around them so they were left in the center of it; then he allowed the whole mass of pretty globes to float into the air and disappear in the far distant sky.
Wizard, I shall have you blow a bubble around me; then I can float away home and see the country spread out beneath me as I travel.
With an oath he pushed his gruesome companion out into mid-stream to float on down toward the great pool and the awaiting scavengers of the deep.
Grasping the corpse by an arm he tore the garment from it and then let the body float downward toward the temple.
I'm not afraid to float down and I'd love to be Elaine.
Allan, most earnestly, but I didn't shut my eyes to pray, for I knew the only way God could save me was to let the flat float close enough to one of the bridge piles for me to climb up on it.
For every sound that floats From the rust within their throats Is a groan.