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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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For every sound that floats From the rust within their throats Is a groan.
Make its contour float in a winter's mist which clings to its numerous chimneys; drown it in profound night and watch the odd play of lights and shadows in that sombre labyrinth of edifices; cast upon it a ray of light which shall vaguely outline it and cause to emerge from the fog the great heads of the towers; or take that black silhouette again, enliven with shadow the thousand acute angles of the spires and gables, and make it start out more toothed than a shark's jaw against a copper-colored western sky,--and then compare.
You take the horses like a good man, and when I float the Martha I'll return the service some day.
Tomb, perhaps; still I would not change it for Mahomet's, which floats in space but never advances an inch
The plaintive song begins to well forth and float away over meadow and river--the cross-bow is slowly raised to position, a steady aim is taken, the bolt flies straight to the mark--the figure sinks down, still singing, the knight takes the wool out of his ears, and recognizes the old ballad--too late
I got out amongst the driftwood, and then laid down in the bottom of the canoe and let her float.
Yes, and they take loaves of bread and put quicksilver in 'em and set 'em afloat, and wherever there's anybody that's drownded, they'll float right there and stop.
THE rain trickled down his back, and for nearly an hour he stared at the float.
The memory of her forest dream had never passed away, and through trial and temptation she had been true, and kept her resolution still unbroken; seldom now did the warning bell sound in her ear, and seldom did the flower's fragrance cease to float about her, or the fairy light to brighten all whereon it fell.
But in all this country there is no gas to fill the balloon with, to make it float.
If I capsized now, well, we might go to the bottom together; otherwise the hen-coop and I should not part company in a hurry; and I thought, I felt, that she would float.
The capacity of this interior balloon was only sixty-seven thousand cubic feet: it was to float in the fluid surrounding it.