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    1. We are not in this world to passively drift with the tides of ever changing events, to aggressively fulfill useless desires in a vain attempt to express limited personal powers

    2. door to her balcony, the Countess could drift through her evening rituals in that sweet

    3. carriageway seemed to drift above her and hold its metaphorical breath

    4. drift in the great expanse of un-place, whiling away the immeasurable aeons of non-

    5. And then one day the endless repetitions of sleep, of dream, of game and of memory fused into one long drift of existence

    6. I counted the days not by marking the passing of the usual solar landmarks, but by reckoning the drift between waking anger and dreams that always twisted in chimerical fear

    7. Presumably those who thought they controlled the Hammer would continue to get the same 'all's well' and the hammer itself would continue to drift off course

    8. Well this time the dockmaster was mesmerized as Vatreel aimed the rack toward the shoremen's idle ones, then lifted the whole rack as they glided by and stepped with it, matching his walk along the deck to the drift of the river, til the whole row of bales rolled across and lay resting on their rack while the docksman's chins dropped and he walked half the edge of the deck

    9. The sound of rumbling rubber from the cars on the dual carriageway seemed to drift above her and hold its metaphorical breath

    10. The rudder broke free of the sand and the ship continued it's two mph drift, downstream, into the next bend

    11. where children’s voices drift on the wind

    12. her daughter drift into unconsciousness when she had

    13. With the silence returned across the continental drift,

    14. back out to deeper water, where they drift languidly

    15. beyond the high mould of white neon signs with red letters, they drift by

    16. I drift on a tide of eyes that saw the tracer

    17. here, the cares drift away, there’s sand between your toes,

    18. I can just about hear the sound of their voices above the gentle sloshing of the sea against the boards forming the walls of my cabin, and to those soothing, reassuring sounds, I drift off to sleep quickly, rocked by the motion of The Aquarian

    19. in the drift down from far scaled heights, climbed and conquered,

    20. I began to drift

    21. drift on the aroma of loam,

    22. So how could I, mere mortal that I am, resist? I was seized with an overwhelming need to float and drift

    23. in the timeless drift of her contemplation

    24. The two children sat remarkably quietly on the bench seat in front of their parents, holding hands as they watched the wet and glistening streets drift by outside their window

    25. Catching his drift quickly, Daniel got up and made a show of taking James and showing him the camp

    26. But the bedclothes are warm and I drift off to sleep before the thought can even reach its logical conclusion

    27. It then invoked a deletion routine, removed all trace of itself from the machine and let its digital DNA drift away on the ether that connects electronic super highways to Acacia Avenues the world over

    28. However, as soon as the DJ shut up and the haunting melody of the new song began to drift through Lucy’s headphones she knew that this was something different

    29. Lying back in the water, enjoying the luxury of it, I close my eyes and allow my mind to drift

    30. the machine and let its digital DNA drift away on the ether that

    31. began to drift through Lucy’s headphones she knew that this was

    32. They drift through chemically enhanced conversations until their drug of choice carries them away

    33. The locals drift in around the time the show gets underway, having experienced the build up too many times to want to participate

    34. Punters drift away until only the hardcore remain and the last hour of the evening unwinds

    35. She let her mind drift

    36. Finally the revellers tired and started to drift away

    37. drift back towards the arch between the standing

    38. These kids drift in and out of the area all the time

    39. urge to drift toward it was more than she could

    40. Beneath them then, spilling onto main floor, were a drift of white slips resembling the fallen leaves of some great pale tree

    41. The lions on top of the pillars are laying down with the lamb, and Sillick Farm breathes softly in the quiet drift of the morning, but Alex is intent on one thing only, on the hauling-in of the long line of revenge

    42. It’s lovely and warm here under the duvet and I drift off into sleep, my face buried in the pillow which still carries his scent

    43. She fell to the ground, and felt her consciousness begin to drift away

    44. Monica said to herself, then she blew out her bedside candle and lay down her head on the pillow and began to drift off to sleep

    45. to rest and watch the boats drift past on their way

    46. drift where it would

    47. He longed to lose himself within them, to drift from one horror to the next in the hopes that he felt something

    48. These would often drift

    49. most of the time lying back, watching the clouds drift

    50. Next, she had him do it on his back, gently supporting his legs and shoulders, then letting him swim for a second on his own, then nudging him up as he started to drift lower

    1. "Haven't made up my mind," he answered before he drifted away in thought

    2. As they drifted to a stop in an indoor quay, he was interrupted by arguing with the docking attendant about who was going to park the boat

    3. For the next two days both Dan and Jen drifted through a haze of half started

    4. The room drifted through gauze to resume its

    5. before he drifted into the deep sleep of the tired and emotional after what had turned

    6. cotton dress, she drifted out of her apartment, cascaded down the steps to the taverna

    7. from beyond the horizon of Smith’s dreaming and drifted through the aeons and along

    8. He drifted on waves of nausea

    9. discovery soon drifted into the shorthand slang of exploitation

    10. Someone had laid the body out respectfully, but it had drifted sideways

    11. So far, nothing worth coming in here for had drifted past, but it was gratifying to see his script working

    12. I drifted in and out of the dream-state, and with each step along the way through the whimsy during those first nights in confinement I confronted images of my death

    13. People got used to seeing us together, and began to treat us as a couple, so we sort of drifted into a relationship

    14. She landed not far from where Raleigh drifted limp

    15. In the darkness I still drifted between states of melancholia and determination, but I also found a new emotion brewing: that of puppy-dog gratefulness mixed with a strange sense of excited anticipation

    16. The junk drifted close to the twisting stars and the waving wall of the transit

    17. The feeling in my fingers drifted away, giving me a vague sense of having been swallowed by a monstrous, mechanical snake

    18. They drifted closer

    19. Desperate not to miss those faint taps, but my mind drifted off again, rampaging through fantasies and memories

    20. At some point I must have drifted off into an uncomfortable sleep

    21. After two weeks of endless chatter and subtle revelation, after the constant highs produced by this new and wonderful friendship, I drifted down into the maw of the beast

    22. Above Lastriss there was a gentle current that drifted at the speed of a slow walk

    23. As Smith dreamed and experimented and changed the fabric of time and space, as He formulated infinite varieties of life and death across the vast expanse of the void, small packages of His thought leaked out from beyond the horizon of Smith’s dreaming and drifted through the aeons and along the canals and wires that connect the universal whole

    24. Clones, Synthetics, Artificial People, Androids; all of these terms were used and rejected, and, as ever in human history, when faced with something new or misunderstood, the hopes of creation and discovery soon drifted into the shorthand slang of exploitation

    25. Vapors drifted from it's maw

    26. Everyfolk drifted off, chatting to friends and colleagues

    27. As they drove home the conversation drifted to the pros and cons of having big name stars in Sci-fi movies

    28. Even as we cut engines and drifted around the headland and into the bay of Diafani, it was clear this was no tourist centre

    29. Throughout the night, my thoughts had drifted between dreams and a reality that seemed mapped out on the ceiling of my father's room

    30. Faces came and went with the shadows and the light until I drifted off again

    31. A song drifted in from somewhere behind them, probably a tape player in a nearby house

    32. Either way it always drifted in with the warming of the morning

    33. After his experience with Rose, Tom drifted through a series of ever more desperate relationships

    34. Once again, although in a far more mature sense, he was the dreamboat that drifted languidly through young girls’ daydreams, which, given the fickle nature of the public’s imagination, was a very considerable achievement

    35. Heymon stepped from normal gravity at his door and drifted to the invisible tufted velvet seats Kelvin had adorned this space with today

    36. drifted off into the more than welcome land of dreams, a land

    37. After a while he drifted off to sleep

    38. They finally drifted off to sleep in each other’s arms - a deep bonding sleep that would unite them as one forever

    39. As he lay there remembering the night before, thoughts drifted in and out, and he smiled

    40. and held her hand as she drifted off to sleep in the evenings

    41. attention wavered and drifted in the summer heat haze, tickled their

    42. Evenings drifted by like this, interspersed with the usual

    43. As the years have drifted by, and as Billy has continued to shout

    44. rocked her gently until she drifted off into the troubled land of her

    45. Thoughts continued to swirl as I drifted off to sleep

    46. His mind drifted back six months

    47. After his experience with Rose, Tom drifted through a series of

    48. All the while, as Ken and Lucy drifted

    49. Jorma stoppered the steam and they drifted slowly under the bridge

    50. Approaching the river, he threw a stick in and watched as it drifted past him downstream

    1. before drifting out of this world

    2. Now she was drifting above it using the eyes of her android for instruments

    3. They tracked the shuttlecraft for a couple minutes to be sure it was just drifting thru space

    4. I lay on the mattress in my underground cell and let the drifting memories of London and Usman fade to black

    5. Just as I had done with my own family, I tended to keep people at arms length, invariably watching human relationships unfold as if I were standing beyond a pane of glass, but here I was almost drifting into fantasy about one of my jailers

    6. He could see deep down in where the Squidies now approached the drifting junk

    7. I thought it a form of madness at first, a splitting of myself across an endless coastal landscape: as though I was drifting in and out of the range of my own muffled hearing

    8. Some of these rogue thoughts leaked into the here and now, drifting all the way out to Smith’s now forgotten song of the Earth

    9. It was peaceful on the wasteg; she could just hear Iain and Berndt chatting under an awning at the other end of the barge from where she was standing watching the banks slowly drifting past

    10. drifting with the mists that wander lazily

    11. his abandoned elemental drifting

    12. protecting used condoms and the drifting tumbleweed

    13. of her shoulders, drifting

    14. His thoughts drifting back to when he first made Rayne’s acquaintance… it started with the Eloi…

    15. Drifting languidly from the speakers of a restrained but nonetheless modern stereo system Annie was sure that she could hear the dulcet tones of Leonard Cohen

    16. Sitting here in this lovely room with a real fire in the grate and with Suzanne drifting out of the stereo’s speakers, Annie felt that, even in her poverty stricken state, life was still better lived than made into an excuse for not trying

    17. Suzanne drifting out of the stereo’s speakers, Annie felt that, even

    18. many years drifting around different parts of the world

    19. He finds himself drifting in and out of the conversation

    20. drifting off within a few minutes

    21. Bex is drifting away

    22. She was filling the kettle for their breakfast tea, her eyes drifting sightlessly, looking at nothing, when her brain caught up with what she was seeing

    23. Ken can smell the salt on the warm air drifting into his beachside bar

    24. It were other thoughts, however, that occupied the moments before his drifting off to sleep that night and even with all his experience, acquired knowledge and skills, he could not unravel the conundrum laid before him

    25. As it was, he just went along with everything, his brain on total overload so that he was drifting like a dust mote in a sunbeam

    26. A dim light came on, it seemed to come from the fog that was drifting out of four globes on short pylons

    27. The clouds rolled, sometimes filling the room, sometimes drifting in wispy filaments across the higher strings

    28. Li-Na and Li-Li with the passengers and shredded MH370 were now slowly drifting to a deep watery grave in the Mariana Trench some 5,000 metres below

    29. At least here he would die quickly, fighting and not drifting through space

    30. paddleboat and had our lunch drifting in the middle of the

    31. "We can only assume his death was at the Demon's hands," the elder child, Carillign, said, drifting to her sister's side

    32. Her dark curls writhed in the cyclone while she rose to her feet, drifting to a stand by the power of her will alone

    33. "Sometimes, the death of a loved one is impossible to accept," Nathalia said, her eyes drifting off into the past

    34. He worried that perhaps he’d gone too far, stretched his will to thin, and that his soul would be scattered, forever drifting through the Void

    35. Her thoughts left her drifting through the last legs of her short journey to Solitude, not even noticing the small farm that greeted her before the main gates

    36. Drifting smoke and echoes told her that the fort was ahead, though she could not be sure of the distance

    37. His tone softened and drifted with each word, signaling a similarly drifting mind

    38. Nerissa spent the next month drifting in and out of dreams

    39. Roycen became silent, drifting his eyes away, confirming Edward's fear

    40. To dream that you are floating on a raft suggests that you are drifting through life, not knowing where you are headed

    41. To dream that you are lost at sea suggests that you are drifting around in life without any direction

    42. There was only the shadow of the former soldier, drifting in the purple haze that was once his undoing

    43. While you “sit like a mountain,” thoughts come and go like clouds drifting by

    44. Even the whimsical clouds drifting beneath the sky-tube were shaped like cats in various poses - leaping, cavorting or pouncing

    45. There was something perfectly soothing about the lazy drifting of the vessels in the dark waters

    46. " She paused at that, drifting back into painful memory

    47. The walk back to the SUV was done with slow, wavering steps, my thoughts again drifting to Walter and his Misses

    48. You were drifting in and out of consciousness

    49. Scott had been drifting in a semi-conscious state

    50. After ten minutes, when he was on the point of drifting off, the receptionist informed him, ‘Doctor Fortenski will see you now

    1. John drifts silently through the sky beneath a big white parachute

    2. He sets Khalid down on a sandy patch of ground, begins to bind his leg as Khalid drifts in and out of consciousness, moans

    3. Drifts of lazy smoke catch the beam

    4. with all of the loose stones and powder drifts

    5. snow drifts, plays on an endless loop in this headspace

    6. Pine needles form drifts here and there and crunch under out feet

    7. Tarak had made clear to her what they could expect; the biting cold, heavy snow drifts, and evenings with little or no sleep, crammed into small caves for shelter

    8. Her soft hair drifts idly in a halo of spring sunlight

    9. Hendersen drifts off into a daydream

    10. and the white drifts and spirals

    11. I drop my toast, and my mouth drifts open

    12. Her stare drifts to Tobias and me, and stays there

    13. She looks up at us, and her mouth drifts open slightly

    14. It drifts up into the atmosphere as particles and cools the earth

    15. I shut my eyes, and my mind drifts to a pristine and primordial place, before man and his civilisation

    16. My mind drifts to Sean, then Channing

    17. Instead of pristine white drifts, the city was

    18. Some of the drifts between them and the shelter of the larger cave

    19. Looking up new species sighted in the drifts helped fill

    20. In places the drifts

    21. the monster van slowly plowed it’s way through drifts that were

    22. drifts, they’re abandoned cars

    23. Ralph catches his breath, blinks, and the crimson darkness drifts into what he would expect for where he finds himself

    24. Jemelda hesitates and her reluctance to speak drifts between them like a dark cloud

    25. North Atlantic Drift: the North Atlantic Current; part of the Gulf Stream (from the Gulf of Mexico) which drifts North to Canada, and across the Atlantic to Britain, warming the waters in the middle and high latitudes

    26. He lies back and drifts with her momentum to the bottom

    27. presence for your students, there are some drifts to achieve this

    28. uncontrollable as it drifts and floats being literally “pushed around” by the sand

    29. A massive jellyfish drifts by on the screen, its tentacles a glowing trail disappearing into the ink

    30. Snow drifts piled up on both sides and a pair of skiers zipped across directly over my head, unaware they’d missed me by inches

    31. me?” His hand drifts close to his cell phone and twitches

    32. Distracted by what they could see, they didn’t seem to realize how fidgety their horses were as they stomped drifts of piled up leaves

    33. etation: When the Six of Swords drifts into your reading it signifies a oving a

    34. The hint of Dana’s laughter drifts to me on the wind, and I smile again

    35. He started as he saw gray rock walls looming through the smoky drifts on either hand, and realized that they were riding through a narrow defile

    36. Across the history of the world tribes and drifts of tribes move and shift in an everchanging panorama

    37. These newcomers were not at first allies with the Turanians, but skirmished with them as with the Hyborians; new drifts of eastern warriors bickered and fought, until all were united under a great chief, who came riding from the very shores of the eastern ocean

    38. Scarcity and deep snow breed desperation, lead to crazed claim-staking with chairs placed almost as dares where shovel and sweat have lifted away the drifts

    39. Have you noticed that your attention drifts from one activity to another without your

    40. And through the drifts the snowy clifts

    41. The sound of voices in the trees near the Well drifts on the wind towards him and he moves on the stile in agitation

    42. Obediently he obeys and the smell of body odour from his armpit drifts up his nose

    43. The smaller ones were mostly heaped and smashed into drifts by the assiduous swell, but the larger ships, aground in deeper water, stood like graveyard sentinels

    44. the ferry-boat as it drifts slowly toward

    45. old song, while the ferry-boat drifts slowly

    46. mind drifts and I get lost in the music, I can’t help but move

    47. Then the disabled ship merely drifts in our direction

    48. either side of their path and snow drifts were starting to form

    49. Without purpose, thought drifts, increasing the potential

    50. Behind the drifts of grey a crescent moon offered a scant amount of light for her to see by

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    Synonyms for "drift"

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    "drift" definitions

    a force that moves something along

    the gradual departure from an intended course due to external influences (as a ship or plane)

    a process of linguistic change over a period of time

    a large mass of material that is heaped up by the wind or by water currents

    a general tendency to change (as of opinion)

    the pervading meaning or tenor

    a horizontal (or nearly horizontal) passageway in a mine

    be in motion due to some air or water current

    wander from a direct course or at random

    move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment

    vary or move from a fixed point or course

    live unhurriedly, irresponsibly, or freely

    move in an unhurried fashion

    cause to be carried by a current

    drive slowly and far afield for grazing

    be subject to fluctuation

    be piled up in banks or heaps by the force of wind or a current