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"

Exact synonyms: Drift Apart
Generic synonyms: Alien, Alienate, Disaffect, Estrange



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Drift Away

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dried yeast
driefat
driefats
driegh
drier
drier than a dead dingo's donger
driers
dries
dries out
dries up
driest
drieth
drift
drift apart
drift away (current term)
drift cyclotron loss cone instabilities
drift feeder
drift ice
drift line
drift motion
drift movements
drift net
drift off
drift pumping
drift space
drift spaces
drift surface
drift velocity
drift wave

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 ..."

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