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Sentence with the adjective Afloat

1 example:

It should feel familiar by now, this reaching into the depths to keep things afloat.
(Steve Dillbeck in Los Angeles Times - Baseball, )

Sentence with the equality degree of the adjective Afloat

1 example:

The wreck of the Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia is afloat as one of the biggest maritime salvage operations in history makes progress.
(BBC News - World News, )

Questions

5 examples:

Is this new handheld enough to keep Nintendo afloat?
(Tech Times - Personal Tech, )

Without the life jacket of Alibaba, can Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer stay afloat?
(The Wall Street Journal - Technology, )

With no forced ties with other services to keep it afloat, will Google+ make it in the long run?
(Tech Times - Personal Tech, )

Will the fear of new heights spark a pullback or will Washington's dogged inflation of risk asset prices keep the market afloat?
(Forbes - Business, )

Why does one company effortlessly climb the the growth curve while others, selling the same or similar products, struggle to maintain market share or even stay afloat?
(Forbes - Entrepreneurs, )

Other sentences

100 examples:

The ship was afloat at last.

There are strange rumors afloat.

The company managed to keep afloat.

We only just manage to keep afloat on my husband's small salary.

Hell's afloat in lover's tears.
(Dorothy Rothschild Parker)

If you see vessels afloat, remember that they have had to be built.
(Swahili proverb)

Only by learning to live in harmony with your contradictions can you keep it all afloat.
(Audre Lorde)

Action is at bottom a swinging and flailing of the arms to regain one's balance and keep afloat.
(Eric Hoffer)

How one broke team is staying afloat.
(USA Today - Soccer, )

Keep her lucrative businesses afloat.
(Amy Kaufman in Los Angeles Times - Entertainment News, )

The challenge is staying afloat when the visitors are gone.
(The New York Times - Sports, )

The Tampa Bay Rays are still afloat in the AL division series.
(Los Angeles Times - Baseball, )

However, below the surface, they are paddling hard just to stay afloat.
(Forbes - Entrepreneurs, )

The anti-sealing ship MV Farley Mowat is afloat in the Shelburne Harbour.
(CBC News in CBC News - Canada, )

These entrepreneurs end up working as hard as they can just to stay afloat.
(Forbes - Entrepreneurs, )

Brandon Belt's hitting is helping keep the Giants afloat in the playoff race.
(The New York Times - Baseball, )

UPDATED: The drama centers on a farmer struggling to keep his business afloat.
(The Hollywood Reporter - TV, )

Euro Disney last week requested £800million from its backers to remain afloat.
(Daily Mail - Money, )

As Middle East peace talks resume, businesses in the West Bank struggle to stay afloat.
(CNN - World Business, )

Devoted fans who turn out for even the worst movies are keeping the film industry afloat.
(The Wall Street Journal - Lifestyle, )

CNN's John Defterios reports why companies in the West Bank are struggling to stay afloat.
(CNN - World Business, )

Airlines are having to constantly evolve to stay afloat in the high-stakes world of aviation.
(CNN - World Business, )

Boat parades are scheduled at Southern California sites to keep the seagoing tradition afloat.
(Los Angeles Times - Travel & Deal Blog, )

Owner believes battered team can do more than "stay afloat" even with Tony Romo, Dez Bryant out.
(USA Today - NFL, )

Art Cashin of UBS Financial Services explains how some economic data kept the stock market afloat.
(CNBC, )

Loans are tied to a program of reform for Ukraine, which has been struggling to keep its economy afloat.
(USA Today - World, )

The non-profit has secured a fresh cash injection to keep the surveillance-thwarting Tor Network afloat.
(ZDNet US, )

The troubled producer-distributor hopes to raise sufficient capital to keep it afloat as it restructures.
(The Hollywood Reporter - Business, )

Jim Cramer says this is the ultimate price that crude will need to hit to keep struggling companies afloat.
(CNBC, )

Administrator Bryan Jackson is optimistic Hearts will reach the season ticket target to keep the club afloat.
(BBC Sport - Football, )

Congressional Republicans are not ruling out raising the gas tax to keep afloat the broke Highway Trust Fund.
(Fox News - Politics, )

The Dug, a 2-person band from Dewey Beach, Del., struggles to stay afloat in a sea of cover bands and pop acts.
(UPI - Emerging Threats, )

In less than four weeks the international lifeline that has kept Greece afloat for five years is due to expire.
(CNN - World Business, )

Australian Ladies Masters promoter Bob Tuohy says he's struggling to keep the tournament afloat after 27 years.
(Fox News - Sports, )

Co-op Atlantic is considering selling its grocery and gas assets to Sobeys in order to keep the business afloat.
(CBC News in CBC News - Business, )

The Dug, a 2-person band from Rehoboth Beach, Del., struggles to stay afloat in a sea of cover bands and pop acts.
(UPI - Emerging Threats, )

Two Hearts officials agree wage cuts in the latest attempt to keep the club afloat until they exit administration.
(BBC News - Business, )

In just a couple of years after her launch, Terry says she struggled to keep the purely web-based business afloat.
(Forbes - Business, )

The L.A.-based apparel company also has announced that it will sell $10 million in stock to keep the brand afloat.
(The Hollywood Reporter - Style & Culture, )

How to stay afloat when your colleague is by the pool and you're drowning under the weight of their leftover work.
(The Early Edition in CBC News - Canada, )

Experiments suggest rats with a recent drowning memory are quicker to assist their peers struggling to stay afloat.
(UPI - Science News, )

Junior miner Atlas iron has boosted quarterly shipments by 10 pct and trimmed costs as it struggles to stay afloat.
(Sydney Morning Herald - National, )

A Madrid theatre company struggling to stay afloat under heavy taxes has come up with a novel solution: pornography.
(The Independent - World News, )

One plucky Londoner has set up a crowdfunding page in a bid to keep the country afloat and is asking people to donate.
(Daily Mail - Money, )

Chesapeake Energy is in survival mode, but investors have reacted with undue alarm to steps it has taken to stay afloat.
(The Wall Street Journal - Markets News, )

It seems that everyone feels the need to be accessible at all hours of the day, and struggle to stay afloat the data surf.
(The New York Times - Technology, )

China head of Motorola Mobile resigns as the company continues to struggle to stay afloat in the Chinese smartphone market.
(ZDNet US, )

It is one of the marvels of modern markets how they seem to depend on the deliberate suspension of disbelief to stay afloat.
(Forbes - Personal Finance, )

Brisbane Roar now face a battle to stay afloat in the Asian Champions League after being eliminated from the A-League finals.
(Sydney Morning Herald - National, )

Hearts will listen to offers for their entire first-team squad as they look to tackle debts of £25m and keep the club afloat.
(BBC Sport, )

The Air Force is struggling to stay afloat amidst Congress' failure so far to pass a defense budget and replace sequestration.
(The Denver Post - Politics, )

China plans to get tougher on loans for iron ore imports as concerns grow that steel mills are using import loans to stay afloat.
(CNBC, )

The founding location in L.A.'s Echo Park neighborhood is yet another casualty of the retailer's ongoing struggle to stay afloat.
(The Hollywood Reporter - Style & Culture, )

Nearly every candidate scored results that will keep their campaigns afloat, so the nomination processes will remain contentious.
(CNBC, )

A series of emerald-green specks afloat in the North Atlantic sea, the Faroe Islands are wild, windswept and yet surprisingly chic.
(The New York Times - Travel, )

Former Chelsea manager John Neal has died, with the London club paying tribute to him as the man who helped to keep the club afloat.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

The grave of Cornelius Hawkins, one of 272 slaves sold by the Jesuits in 1838 to help keep what is now Georgetown University afloat.
(The New York Times - U.S. News, )

The wreck of the Costa Concordia cruise ship sits afloat off the coast of Giglio Island, Italy on Monday in this long exposure image.
(NBC News, )

The first grid-connected offshore floating wind turbine in the United States is now afloat, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
(Forbes - Technology, )

The drones are said to use the turbulence of the planets' winds to stay afloat so they can send back valuable photos to Earth for study.
(Tech Times - Science, )

Small business helped keep Canada's economy afloat during choppy economic waters over the past year, according to a new study from CIBC.
(The Vancouver Sun - Business, )

The heyday of terror group is over as a series of measures cut off its cash flow and it introduces austerity to stay financially afloat.
(Sydney Morning Herald - World, )

Green took charge in July 2012 after the travel operator was forced to turn to its banks for an additional £200m of loans to stay afloat.
(Daily Mail - Money, )

The Senate made rare moves Sunday to keep the president's signature health care law afloat and resurrect an expired federal credit agency.
(UPI - News, )

The U.S. Navy's Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Truman became the first carrier to install an Afloat Fabrication Laboratory, or Fab Lab.
(UPI - Business News, )

One of the two teenage boys who died after falling into an icy retention pond earlier this month perished trying to keep his friend afloat.
(The Denver Post - News, )

Jasmin Eicher has already axed her only full-time employee to keep her shop afloat, which sells cards, candles and paper in a Zurich suburb.
(The Independent - World News, )

Though earnest and nicely performed, "Where We Started" simply doesn't possess the edge or verve needed to keep this talky two-hander afloat.
(Gary Goldstein in Los Angeles Times - Movies Now, )

Atlas Iron has struck a deal with its key contractors that will cut its costs, keep it afloat and allow it to operate all three of its mines.
(Sydney Morning Herald - National, )

Michael Horn was loved by Volkswagen dealers in America, especially as he tried to keep sales afloat after the diesel emissions scandal broke.
(Forbes - Business, )

Entering a stretch of the season with several bye weeks, the focus of fantasy owners should be to simply stay afloat until the fantasy playoffs.
(The New York Times - Pro-Football, )

LaMarcus Aldridge is putting off surgery on his injured left thumb in order to keep the Portland Trail Blazers afloat in the Western Conference.
(UPI - Sports News, )

Embattled Malaysia Airlines could file for bankruptcy this week as it struggles to stay afloat after two tragic disasters in less than six months.
(The Independent - Business, )

Michael Phelps’ second DUI arrest has brand experts debating whether the most decorated Olympian can stay afloat as a beloved corporate pitchman.
(NBC News Travel, )

The U.S. Navy began training with the Royal Cambodian Navy, commencing the 6th annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training program in Cambodia.
(UPI - Business News, )

South Sudan has what many business people describe as a "war economy" as they battle to keep their companies afloat as a result of the brutal civil war.
(BBC News - Business, )

Ben van Beurden is the oil industry’s equivalent of a swan – below his calm demeanour he is furiously paddling to keep his planned mega-deal afloat.
(Daily Mail - Money, )

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says Greece needs €50 billion35 billion) and massive debt relief to keep it afloat over the next three years.
(The Independent - Business, )

Stopping immigration would leave British women having to have “a lot of children very quickly” to keep the NHS and economy afloat, says Stella Creasy.
(The Independent - U.K. News, )

Athens and its creditors are at loggerheads over the measures required to unlock another £5.3billion of emergency funding Greece requires to stay afloat.
(Daily Mail - Money, )

The European Union handed Athens a £5billion bridging loan at the end of last week to keep the country afloat while its £60billion bailout is finalised.
(Daily Mail - Money, )

It's been a long, long few weeks for the Miami Heat, who have been finding ways to stay afloat without point guard Goran Dragic and forward Josh McRoberts.
(UPI - Sports News, )

Portland is on the verge of its first playoff berth since 2011. For all of their offensive buoyancy, it's often the Blazers' defense that keeps them afloat.
(Ben Bolch in Los Angeles Times - Basketball, )

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says Greece needs 50 billion euros (£35 billion) and massive debt relief to keep it afloat over the next three years.
(The Independent - Business, )

Oilfield service companies are turning to hourly and daily pay for workers in order to stay afloat during the downturn, instead of the usual fixed salaries.
(Allison Dempster in CBC News - Business, )

Shrewsbury Town boss Micky Mellon believes abolishing replays would deny cash-strapped sides the chance of staying afloat and might put some out of business.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

A second offshore patrol boat for the Irish Naval Service has been put afloat by Britain's Babcock International for final outfitting, trials and commissioning.
(UPI - Business News, )

Concerns over a breakdown in talks to keep Greece afloat with rescue loans caused the country's stocks to tumble on Monday, unsettling markets around the world.
(The Vancouver Sun - Business, )

An icebreaker carrying researchers that ran aground off the coast of Antarctica was freed by crew Saturday and was afloat again, the Australian government said.
(Fox News - World, )

Hiroki Kuroda allowed one run in seven innings, striking out eight, as the Yankees, who got hits from seven players, kept their dwindling playoff chances afloat.
(The New York Times - Baseball, )

The Chicago Cubs, perpetual basement dwellers in an ever-competitive National League Central, are still afloat and in the playoff race through the end of August.
(Forbes - Business, )

Budget Commissioner Janusz Lewandowski claimed the huge cash injection is needed to keep Europe afloat and comes six months after the EU was granted £6.4 billion.
(Daily Mail - News, )

The rat had been clinging to debris as it struggled to stay afloat in the pond in Lucknow, in northern India, and welcomed the assistance of a more aquatic creature.
(Daily Mail - News, )

American Apparel Inc. revealed plunging sales, a widening loss and shrinking cash in the second quarter -- all bad signs as the clothing maker fights to stay afloat.
(Los Angeles Times - Business, )

Toronto-based social media marketing startup Syncapse has laid off a "significant number" of its staff in a restructuring process aimed at keeping the company afloat.
(CBC News - Business, )

One successful approach for effectively staying afloat while navigating this stream of new but only sometimes improved changes is what I refer to as lifelong learning.
(Forbes - Business, )

Clear Creek County has rejected an attempt by mine owners to back out of a tax averaging agreement that officials say is crucial to keep their local government afloat.
(The Denver Post - News, )

While he played an instrumental role in keeping the global financial system afloat, he unfortunately protected the banks that had the biggest role in the 2008 meltdown.
(Forbes - Personal Finance, )

Malaysia Airlines is set to slash 6,000 jobs and stop trading as a public-listed company in a major structuring in an effort to stay afloat following two air disasters.
(The Independent - Business, )

Time is running out for Travelzest which flirted with the knackers' yard four years ago before management kept it afloat by raising cash via investor Merchant Securities.
(Daily Mail - Money, )

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