But his cries were borne off by the fierce winds, and the ship as it careered madly before the blast was soon out of hearing.
Now she was a pace in front, now they careered onward neck and neck.
The beast had careered across a field, leapt a hedge and come upon its victim suddenly.
Wildly they careered and brought the heat of midday into far regions of the Heavens that were unused to its untempered rays.
Spot, released from his leash, careered about like a mad creature.
We careered madly to a steep bank, when I got the upper hands of my antaggernist and threw him into the raveen.
She knelt for Joan to clasp her neck, then tucking her little fat legs under her arms, rose and careered on to the landing.
Coming back, he hoisted his sail, and we careered over in rollicking style.
The last of them, escaping playfully from her grasp, careered across the room and hid itself under a window curtain.
It careered over the roofs, with a track that was luminous in the dusk, like a curved sheet of lightning.
1530s, "a running (usually at full speed), a course" (especially of the sun, etc., across the sky), from Middle French carriere "road, racecourse" (16c.), from Old Provençal or Italian carriera, from Vulgar Latin *(via) cararia "carriage (road), track for wheeled vehicles," from Latin carrus "chariot" (see car). Sense of "course of a working life" first attested 1803.
1590s, "to charge at a tournament," from career (n.). The meaning "move rapidly, run at full speed" (1640s) is from the image of a horse "passing a career" on the jousting field, etc. Related: Careered; careering.