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Definition of Adrift


  1. Floating at random; in a drifting condition; at the mercy of wind and waves. Also fig.

Adrift Quotations

Men are beginning to realize that they are not individuals but persons in society, that man alone is weak and adrift, that he must seek strength in common action.
Dorothy Day

I think, at heart, unless you discover faith in something else, something other, it's very hard to shake the thing that you're adrift alone.
Robert Smith

Some people think we're adrift without any guidelines. I don't. I think we've had instruction on how to live.
Jon Voight

In this case it appealed to me partly because it felt close to me in some ways. This is about a confused, bewildered middle class Englishman adrift in smalltown America and that has definitely been me.
Colin Firth

The swimmer adrift on the open seas measures his strength, and strives with all his muscles to keep himself afloat. But what is he to do when there is no land on the horizon, and none beyond it?
Georges Duhamel
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Adrift Translations

adrift in German is treibend
adrift in Spanish is a la deriva

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