floating without control; ; not anchored or moored:
The survivors were adrift in the rowboat for three days.
lacking aim, direction, or stability.
adrift in senility and depression, Hitchcock is dismantling his life, putting it away.
Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days David Freeman December 12, 2014
Just this week, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison said Apple was adrift without Steve Jobs.
Carl Icahn’s Tweets Send Apple Stock Above $500 William O’Connor August 13, 2013
His life raft was attacked by sharks and shot at by Japanese aircraft during 47 days adrift at sea.
Six Greatest Acts of Human Endurance Nico Hines November 5, 2013
Certainly, Obama could use the counsel of one such as Blair, adrift as he is with no real soul mate among international leaders.
A Very American Prime Minister Tunku Varadarajan September 2, 2010
Aunt Penniman has, in five words, untied the rope from the dock and set Catherine adrift in a storm.
Must Read Fiction: ‘Prague Fatale,’ ‘Derby Day’ and More Malcolm Forbes, Hillary Kelly, Mythili Rao May 8, 2012
The muskrat is adrift, but not homeless; his range is vastly extended, and he evidently rejoices in full streams.
A Year in the Fields John Burroughs
But we were afraid to lose sight of the bridge, lest we should get all adrift.
Ned Myers James Fenimore Cooper
For more than a year Dory had felt as though he were all adrift in the world.
All Adrift Oliver Optic
“It would have been fairer to have cast me adrift at first,” said he, fiercely.
Tony Butler Charles James Lever
My greatest concern had been lest some of the sails should get adrift, for they had been furled by few and fatigued men.
Miles Wallingford James Fenimore Cooper
adjective, adverb (postpositive)
floating without steering or mooring; drifting
without purpose; aimless
(informal) off course or amiss: the project went adrift
1620s, from a- (1) “on” + drift. Figurative use by 1680s.
- Almirante brown
a city in E Argentina, near Buenos Aires.
expert or nimble in the use of the hands or body. cleverly skillful, resourceful, or ingenious: an adroit debater. Contemporary Examples He is adroit and dry, and balances humor with the humanity of life. Pierce Brosnan’s Life After Bond: From Action Hero to Losing His Daughter to Cancer Tim Teeman July 1, 2014 Modern circumstances […]
expert or nimble in the use of the hands or body. cleverly skillful, resourceful, or ingenious: an adroit debater. Contemporary Examples Simon Elegant, in Time, writes on how Mo adroitly negotiates the edges of censorship. 60 Second Guide to Mo Yan: 2012 Winner of Nobel Prize for Literature The Daily Beast October 10, 2012 The […]
expert or nimble in the use of the hands or body. cleverly skillful, resourceful, or ingenious: an adroit debater. Historical Examples Some of the anecdotes relating to these gentry seem almost incredible for boldness, adroitness, and success. Due North or Glimpses of Scandinavia and Russia Maturin M. Ballou We were indebted for it chiefly to […]