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Their boat is adrift.

The mast broke and our ship went adrift.

When we awoke, we were adrift on the open sea.

Two people spent the night adrift after their boat capsized in choppy waters.

But he was anxious and adrift.
(Los Angeles Times - National News, )

The planet is adrift and in a mess.
(Forbes - Education, )

City sit fourth in the league 12 points adrift of Chelsea.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

Villa are 15 points adrift of safety with six games remaining.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

The OSX/Flashback botnet is "adrift" says Intego, but still alive.
(ZDNet US, )

It left them six points adrift of leaders Arsenal at the same stage.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

He swam away from shore to try to retrieve a boat that had gone adrift.
(USA Today - National, )

Since the French New Wave pioneer’s story of a boy adrift debuted in...
(Los Angeles Times - Movies Now, )

Bolton are bottom of the Championship table, five points adrift of safety.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

It was not his fault he was adrift as a midfield anchor in Turin last night.
(The Independent - Football, )

Rangers host Newcastle today, three points adrift at the bottom of the table.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

18 men on houseboat were set adrift on Lake Travis after storms severed mooring.
(NBC Weather, )

In any case, money is set adrift and, too often, forgotten about nearly completely.
(Forbes - Personal Finance, )

The Blues are currently 10 points adrift of Premier League leaders Manchester City.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

'The Lifeguard' stars Kristen Bell as an adrift adult who has an affair with a teen.
(Gary Goldstein in Los Angeles Times - Movies Now, )

Since Chris Hyman jumped ship last year, Serco has been adrift at sea with no captain.
(Daily Mail - Money, )

Meanwhile, Angelina Jolie's 'By the Sea' with Brad Pitt goes adrift in limited release.
(USA Today - Entertainment, )

City are currently 11 points adrift of Jose Mourinho's men after a disappointing season.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

Adrift Tiki Bar and Grill has lately been living up to its name -- and not in a good way.
(The Denver Post - Food, )

Jose Salvador Alvarenga has landed in his native El Salvador after more than a year adrift.
(USA Today - World, )

With neither general manager nor news director in place, KMGH Channel 7 is a station adrift.
(The Denver Post - Entertainment, )

The 13th edition of the Tribeca Film Festival features several movies about young people adrift.
(The New York Times - Arts, )

The other is seemingly a man adrift, on a quest for a new life after becoming homeless in Japan.
(Julie Makinen, Yuriko Nagano in Los Angeles Times - World News, )

A castaway from El Salvador who says he spent more than a year adrift in the Pacific is back home.
(BBC News - World News, )

A second ship crammed with asylum-seekers is adrift in rough waters near Italy's southern regions.
(Sydney Morning Herald - World, )

The main island of the Azores is certainly remote: adrift in mid-Atlantic, 900 miles west of Lisbon.
(The Independent - Travel, )

Villa are currently bottom of the Premier League, two points adrift of 19th-placed Newcastle United.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

Derby score twice in the first half to leave Barnsley four points adrift of safety in the Championship.
(BBC Sport - Football, )

A castaway who claims to have spent more than a year adrift at sea says his faith in God kept him going.
(CNN - World News, )

An air and sea search is under way in Fowey after a boat is found adrift with its outboard motor running.
(BBC News - U.K. News, )

Bournemouth sit a point clear at the top of the Championship, Blackpool four points adrift at the bottom.
(The Independent - Football, )

Arsenal move into the Premier League top four by beating Leicester, who sit five points adrift of safety.
(BBC Sport - Football, )

The U.S. Coast Guard has rescued five men that were adrift in a small boat for days in the Pacific Ocean.
(CNN - World News, )

When the B.C. Lions cut their quarterback adrift five years ago, it was because he wasn’t durable enough.
(The Vancouver Sun - News, )

Almost 1,000 migrants have been rescued from a cargo ship found adrift in Greek waters, the Red Cross says.
(BBC News - World News, )

The Thai navy has dropped food parcels to a boatload of Rohingya refugees adrift off the coast of Thailand.
(Sydney Morning Herald - World, )

Newcastle Falcons beat London Irish to leave the Exiles seven points adrift at the bottom of the Premiership.
(BBC Sport, )

Glamorgan's Murray Goodwin hits 136 before Kent are reduced to -4 at stumps, 305 runs adrift of the visitors.
(BBC Sport - Cricket, )

Everton are five points adrift at the bottom of the Women's Super League after a -2 defeat at Bristol Academy.
(BBC Sport - Football, )

Two fishermen are rescued after spending nine hours adrift on a life-raft when their boat sank in the North Sea.
(BBC News - U.K. News, )

Sunderland remain a point adrift of safety after beating 10-man Southampton thanks to two Jordi Gomez penalties.
(BBC Sport - Football, )

More than 700 migrants from Bangladesh and Myanmar land in Indonesia's Aceh province, with thousands still adrift.
(BBC News - World News, )

Norwich lift themselves away from the relegation zone with a win that leaves Aston Villa further adrift of safety.
(BBC Sport - Football, )

Chelsea end the year two points adrift of leaders Arsenal after a -1 win over Liverpool, who finish 2013 in fifth.
(BBC Sport - Football, )

Alex Mowatt's second-half winner for Leeds United leaves Wigan Athletic eight points adrift of Championship safety.
(BBC Sport - Football, )

Italy's Adriano Malori wins the amended first stage of the Tirreno-Adriatico with Mark Cavendish 12 seconds adrift.
(BBC Sport - Cycling, )

The Coast Guard secured another tow line to the adrift The Russian carrier Simushir, after it got detached Saturday.
(NBC News, )

Midfielder Leon Britton admits Swansea need to start winning soon to avoid being 'cut adrift' in the Premier League.
(BBC Sport - Football, )

Matthew Spriegel and James Middlebrook fall late to leave Northants -4 following-on, 216 runs adrift of Yorkshire.
(BBC Sport - Cricket, )

Cliftonville remain eight points adrift of Premiership leaders Crusaders after a -0 defeat by Glentoran at the Oval.
(BBC Sport - Football, )

A message in a bottle was returned to the family who set it adrift in the ocean -- 1,500 miles away and 50 years ago.
(CNN - U.S. News, )

Mark Stoneman's unbeaten 78 leads Durham to -3 on day two, still 295 runs adrift of Somerset's first innings total.
(BBC Sport - Cricket, )

Justin Rose says he is too far adrift of leader Rory McIlroy to challenge for his first Open title at Royal Liverpool.
(BBC Sport, )

Cardiff City fall further adrift of the Championship play-off places as they come back to draw with Nottingham Forest.
(BBC Sport - Football, )

Craig Miles takes -83 before Gloucestershire close day two on -1, still 269 runs adrift of Glamorgan's 448 all out.
(BBC Sport - Cricket, )

As the region's migrant crisis enters its fourth week, it remains unclear how many vulnerable people are adrift at sea.
(USA Today - World, )

Italian coastguards have rescued more than 120 Syrian migrants from a boat adrift in stormy seas off the southern coast.
(BBC News - World News, )

Video footage emerges of a fisherman who claims he spent 13 months adrift in the Pacific after setting sail from Mexico.
(BBC News - World News, )

Defending champion Rory McIlroy is two adrift of leader Jordan Spieth after firing an opening 69 at the Australian Open.
(BBC Sport, )

Tailender Craig Meschede scores a vital 59 as Nottinghamshire tear through Somerset to leave them 178 runs adrift.
(BBC Sport - Cricket, )

In his new movie playing at the Telluride Film Festival, "All Is Lost," Robert Redford plays a solo sailor adrift at sea.
(Celine Wright in Los Angeles Times - Movies Now, )

Kent's Darren Stevens shrugs off recent corruption charges to score 126 before Gloucestershire close on -0 - 396 adrift.
(BBC Sport - Cricket, )

CRAIG HOPE: Before the game, David Moyes said Manchester United were not far adrift from the Premier League’s top sides.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

The castaway who says he survived more than a year adrift in the Pacific has been readmitted to hospital for health checks.
(BBC News - World News, )

Justin Rose is one off the lead at the halfway stage of the Wells Fargo Championship but Rory McIlroy is 10 strokes adrift.
(BBC Sport, )

Marko Arnautovic gives Stoke a second successive win to leave Aston Villa cut adrift in the Premier League relegation zone.
(BBC Sport - Football, )

QPR manager Harry Redknapp believes his "dream" of Premier League survival is "still alive", despite being 10 points adrift.
(BBC Sport - Football, )

Former US Open champion Webb Simpson shares the first-round lead at the Tournament of Champions, with Adam Scott four adrift.
(BBC Sport, )

There is a tradition of US indie films about outsiders from foreign cultures adrift in an America they know only from movies.
(The Independent - Arts & Entertainment, )

Two years later, adrift in a city torn apart by warring Red Guards, Xi Jinping had hardened into a combative street survivor.
(Sydney Morning Herald - World, )

Mitchell Johnson and Mitchell Starc take two wickets each as New Zealand falter to -5, still 399 runs adrift of Australia.
(BBC Sport - Cricket, )

Arsenal end a good week by going top of the Premier League courtesy of a win at Aston Villa, who remain adrift at the bottom.
(BBC News - U.K. News, )

Italian coast-guards reach a small boat packed with around 100 migrants which had been adrift off the coast of southern Italy.
(BBC News - World News, )

Every team from 13th place down will want Crystal Palace to put in a performance and cut Cardiff adrift in the relegation zone.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

Ben Swift manages a top-10 finish on stage three of the Tour of Poland, while Sir Bradley Wiggins remains adrift of the leaders.
(BBC Sport - Cycling, )

A rescued sailor who was adrift in the Atlantic Ocean for two months says he survived on rainwater he collected and fish he caught.
(BBC News - World News, )

A burning ferry adrift in the Adriatic Sea with hundreds of passengers on board was being towed towards Italy, a Greek official said.
(Sydney Morning Herald - World, )

More than 800 migrants have landed on the shores of Indonesia and Thailand after being adrift at sea for weeks, authorities said Friday.
(Fox News - World, )

Last weekend’s abject defeat at home to Crystal Palace was their third loss in four games and left Cardiff six points adrift of safety.
(The Independent - Football, )

Too many of the most vulnerable young people are "cut adrift when they need help the most", says the head of a powerful committee of MPs.
(BBC News - U.K. News, )

People aboard a Mexican sailboat rescued a fisherman who had been adrift at sea for a week after his boat was swamped by a tropical storm.
(The New York Times - World News, )

This hourlong romantic comedy on the CW network is about an adrift young woman who follows a old crush to California — unbeknown to him.
(The New York Times - Arts, )

As the fleet of bankrupt Hanjin Shipping makes its way back home, the crew members know they face being set adrift into an uncertain future.
(BBC News - Business, )

The Burmese government has so far disclaimed any responsibility for the fate of the thousands of Rohingya refugees adrift on the Andaman Sea.
(The Independent - World News, )

The castaway who says he survived more than a year adrift in the Pacific has said he considered killing himself but was determined to survive.
(BBC News - World News, )

Adelaide sit two games and percentage adrift of the top eight heading into Saturday night's crunch clash with North Melbourne at Adelaide Oval.
(Sydney Morning Herald - National, )

Dylann Storm Roof, suspected in the Charleston church killings, was an increasingly troubled youth who appeared isolated and adrift to friends.
(Sydney Morning Herald - World, )

A Mexican castaway who says he survived more than a year adrift in the Pacific pleads to be taken home after washing up in the Marshall Islands.
(BBC News - World News, )

The European Space Agency says it is studying the possibility of a future mission to capture derelict satellites adrift in orbit around the Earth.
(UPI - Science News, )

A potential disaster in the North Sea is narrowly averted after a large unmanned barge goes adrift in high seas and almost collides with oil rigs.
(BBC News - World News, )

The remarkable story of Jose Salvador Alvarenga, who claims he survived 13 months adrift at sea in his fishing boat, has some questioning his tale.
(CBC News in CBC News - World, )

El Salvador castaway Jose Salvador Alvarenga, who claims he spent more than a year adrift in the Pacific, finally arrives home to a hero's welcome.
(BBC News - World News, )

A SWAT team boarded a ferry that had been set adrift off Seattle, Wash., and arrested the man who allegedly stole the vessel earlier Sunday morning.
(CBC News in CBC News - Canada, )

Almost 1,000 migrants have been rescued from a cargo ship found adrift in Greek waters, and the ship has safely docked in Italy, the Red Cross says.
(BBC News - World News, )

A key legal judgment could now reveal the true extent of how things may have been seriously adrift in the Caribbean islands of the Turks and Caicos.
(The Independent - U.K. News, )

Narrow defeats to Hull, Arsenal and Tottenham have left the Hoops three points adrift of safety as the battle for survival draws to a frantic finale.
(The Independent - Football, )

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