cast adrift

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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 boat was cast adrift, though one of them called it a "bloody shame" with Yokohama so near.
and she followed proudly in the towing steamboat's wake: but bravest and most gallant of all, when the tow-rope being cast adrift, the canvas fluttered from her masts, and spreading her white wings she soared away upon her free and solitary course.
Four years ago this weekend they were at Wembley, playing Manchester City in the League Cup final, but this weekend they need to beat Milwall at the Den to avoid being cast adrift at the foot of the Championship.
Summary: Once cast adrift at the bottom of La Liga, minnows have picked up more points since Christmas than Real Madrid
Children of the Whales Volume 1 is the first manga (Japanese graphic novel) in a fantastic series about an idyllic small community who reside on the Mud Whale, a floating island city of clay and magic cast adrift in a sea of sand.
This was to be our story, a modern day recreation of Bligh's 4,000-mile open boat voyage from Tofua, where he was cast adrift from HMS Bounty, to Timor, where he skilfully navigated the Bounty's launch through some of the world's most remote islands and treacherous reefs.
Thousands will die doing so as leaking boats are cast adrift by people traffickers and plucked from the sea, if they are lucky, by the coastguards of Europe.
But the facts are we are getting this if we like it or not, as it's the Government's chosen way of doing business with devolved regions and if we don't do it and do it well then we will be cast adrift from other regions that play the game.
Cast adrift, Strange heads to Kathmandu in search of spiritual enlightenment, where enigmatic Celtic shaman The Ancient One (Tilda Swinton), harnesses energy to shape reality.
In addition to returning to the place he once called home, Peter is on a rescue mission, since the station is under threat of being cast adrift on a huge iceberg.
The Cherries moved on to 32 points following the midweek home win against Southampton, putting them eight clear of Sunderland, Norwich and Newcastle with Aston Villa cast adrift at the foot of the table.