Enthusiasm is difficult to manufacture when the stink of failure is wafting through the air.
The words seemed to just hang in the air, wafting on bitter irony.
Does Obama expect Hamid Karzai to surge toward Kandahar in 2011, wafting on doves of peace?
You walk in, or you talk to people, and you can just feel it wafting around you, warm and comforting.
"Now the winds of heaven be thanked for wafting thee hither, dear Wat," he cried.
That his return was heralded by wafting breezes with whisky laden.
The moment was critical, for the wind was baffling, now wafting the sparks clear away, now whirling them in eddies around us.
Other hands were on him, wafting him up the stairs as though riding a gale.
The winds and waves are wafting thousands to the land of refuge.
A wafting of the spring smells came in at his back, and he stood with his bonnet in his hand.
1510s, "to carry over water," back-formation from obsolete wafter "convoy ship" (late 15c.), from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German wachter "a guard," from wachten "to guard," related to waken "rouse from sleep" (see wake (n.1)). The meaning "pass through air or space, float" is first attested 1704, and possibly shows some influence of northern dialect waff "cause to move to and fro" (1510s), a variant of wave. Related: Wafted; wafting.