set afloat

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Without supposing the personal essentiality of the man, it is evident that a change of the chief magistrate, at the breaking out of a war, or at any similar crisis, for another, even of equal merit, would at all times be detrimental to the community, inasmuch as it would substitute inexperience to experience, and would tend to unhinge and set afloat the already settled train of the administration.
Far from showing any astonishment, he will boldly tell you that you have been duped by a deliberately false statement of facts, invented and set afloat, in her own guilty interests, by Mrs.
The first person was a vivacious, irascible old gentleman, who persisted in treating the undeniable fact of his age on the footing of a scandalous false report set afloat by Time.
Steuben's confederates assembled on the steamer and were set afloat on the big brown stream which had already seemed to our special traveller to have too much bosom and too little bank.
More than 50,000 participants will set afloat 6,000 candle-lit lanterns that bear remembrances and prayers to illuminate the shores of Honolulu's Ala Moana Beach at sunset.
Army will be set afloat a 250-foot blimp-like aerostat vehicle at an elevation of 10,000 feet, subject to a three-year evaluation period.
Dubai: A giant inflatable duck was set afloat on Dubai Creek on Sunday to raise awareness about saving water.
The installation has raised questions on time and temporality and at the same time set afloat the tension between movement and stability.
The stand was set afloat at the ceremony and represents the personal pledges made to protect themselves and their family against breast cancer.
And most of all there's the paper boat set afloat on the River Plate by Horacio and his doctor, bearing the elderly Horacio's dying wife Flavia on an uncharted journey across the watery wastes, the "shards" of their marriage "a variegated lapidary of memory".
The stones which were set afloat in sea with Ram written on them, have been a source of faith for more than thousand years.