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The spires of meeting-houses seemed set adrift from their foundations; the broad-based hills glided away.
He and Harris shot every man of them dead, and two who were shot through the heart they washed and dressed and set adrift to rot in the gig with false papers!
With few lifeboats, the rest of the crew was set adrift in the Pacific.
1342 Fictional character of The Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, returns home to Bag End, Shire Reckoning 1535 Cardinal John Fisher is beheaded on Tower Hill, London, for refusing to acknowledge Henry VIII as head of Church of England 1611 Henry Hudson set adrift in Hudson Bay by mutineers on ship Discovery and never seen again 1633 Galileo Galilei forced to recant his Copernican views that the Earth orbits the Sun by the Pope (Vatican only admits it was wrong on October 31, 1992) 1679 Battle at Bothwell Bridge.
Dasain comes with a bang this year with the near consensual realization that the nation has been set adrift by a system that has lost control of any vestige of government.
One legend is told about a Jesuit priest who was set adrift on the river, strapped to a log, in 1892.
The picturesque festival is celebrated on the night of the full moon of the 12th Lunar month, and sees all rivers, lakes and seas adorned with thousands of luminous rafts as people gather to set adrift their krathongs.
After Joseph and other former disciples of Jesus were expelled from Rome (allegedly, set adrift in the Mediterranean Sea), Joseph and others eventually took refuge in the west of Britain - eventually settling in Glastonbury, Somerset, England.
But more generally, the book is about outsiders: illegal laborers, sons and daughters set adrift from expectations and responsibilities.
Brazile's barbs were not limited to the opposition, however; she said the party she has dutifully served since volunteering for the Jimmy Carter--Walter Mondale presidential campaigns in 1976 and 1980 as a teenager, has been set adrift since the outcome of the 2016 presidential election.
"With West Ham winning, it was important we didn't get set adrift. We're right in that pack at the bottom now and it was a really well-needed three points."
You too may find yourself enchanted by its magic, and set adrift there on a rose-tinted holiday.