No surprise, then, that having slipped the moorings of a common reality it slipped the moorings of a common decency as well.
If, however, our religion implicates itself in a political cause, it links its credibility to the most transient of moorings.
The boat was then launched and towed back to her moorings, where she was left for over 20 months.
He got back all right, for the boat was made fast, as usual, to her moorings.
Plutarch (De Garrulitate, 10) says that speech beyond control is like a ship out at sea, broken loose from its moorings.
The black now loosed the canoe from its moorings, and beckoned me to get in.
The bateau lay at its moorings and they got into it with as little noise as possible.
The masses were swept from their moorings, and reason 86 destroyed.
Orleans, "Equality" that is to be, has made the protest, and cut its moorings.
"Let us get into line," added Rodman, as he cast off the moorings and hoisted the jib.
1744, "ropes, etc., by which a floating thing is made fast," from mooring. Figurative sense is from 1851.
"place where a vessel can be moored," early 15c., "process of making a ship secure," verbal noun from moor (v.).