Emily Witt on how he writes like we speak and text and drift.
The voice and tone of drift will feel familiar if you watch her show.
She may drift into the Sargasso Sea of daytime television, where she can chat up B-list celebrities.
It can continue to provide liquidity, and likely will if things continue to drift.
That makes her more likable than many blowhard hosts but also allows the program to drift when a guest is dull.
I used to drift and float on great seas of heat until I almost slept.
He found that the sand rose gradually into a sort of drift or bank.
The trees were outlined against the blue sky, where there was scarcely a drift of white floating about.
Would you like to have it drift against you while moored to the shore?
An accident happened at the drift, about two miles from the mouth of the Umganie, to an Englishman, a very worthy settler.
c.1300, literally "a being driven" (of snow, etc.); not recorded in Old English; either a suffixed form of drive (v.) (cf. thrift/thrive) or borrowed from Old Norse drift "snow drift," or Middle Dutch drift "pasturage, drove, flock," both from Proto-Germanic *driftiz (cf. Danish and Swedish drift, German Trift), from PIE root *dhreibh- "to drive, push" (see drive (v.)). Sense of "what one is getting at" is from 1520s. Meaning "controlled slide of a sports car" attested by 1955.
late 16c., from drift (n.). Figurative sense of "be passive and listless" is from 1822. Related: Drifted; drifting.
A gradual deviation from an original course, model, method, or intention.
Movement of teeth from their normal position in the dental arch because of the loss of contiguous teeth.
See genetic drift.
A variation or random oscillation about a fixed setting, position, or mode of behavior.
(also drift out, drift away) To leave; depart: Beat it. Drift (1960s+ Underworld & prison)