Definition of Drift away
1. Verb. Lose personal contact over time. "The two women, who had been roommates in college, drifted apart after they got married"
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Literary usage of Drift away
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Great Illusion: A Study of the Relation of Military Power in Nations to by Sir Norman Angell (1911)
"... by government— Disappearance of the duel — The Crusaders and the Holy Sepulchre — The wail of militarist writers at man's drift away from militancy. ..."
2. The Great Illusion: A Study of the Relation of Military Power to National by Norman Angell (1913)
"... by government—Disappearance of the duel—The Crusaders and the Holy Sepulchre—The wail of militarist writers at man's drift away from militancy. ..."
3. The Last Voyage of the Karluk, Flagship of Vilhjalmar Stefansson's Canadian by Ralph Tracy Hale (1916)
"CHAPTER VIII WE drift away FROM THE LAND The last day of September we got another glimpse of the land, seeing distinctly the low shore of Cooper Island, ..."
4. Harper's Cyclopaedia of British and American Poetry edited by Epes Sargent (1882)
"Oh, then, Your helpless charge drive from the tempting spot, And keep them on the bleak hill's stormy side, Where night-winds sweep the gathering drift away ..."