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How to use lifeboat in a sentence
There was a kind of everyone-swimming-to-the-last-lifeboat, and it turned out to not be the last lifeboat.How Does New York City Keep Reinventing Itself? (Bonus) | Kurt Andersen | March 21, 2021 | Freakonomics
Within a short while, it became clear that he was, in fact, joining the Cruz family women and children in the closest available lifeboat.Cruz had more Republican cover trying to undermine the 2020 election than he did going on vacation | Philip Bump | February 19, 2021 | Washington Post
We’ve patched together a little lifeboat in this vast sea of students, spread over the world.
So I’m riding out this storm in the lifeboat of my living group.
We’ve patched together a little lifeboat in this vast sea of students, spread out over the world.
Once we were discussing lifeboat, a Hitchcock film that takes place almost entirely in a small boat adrift at sea.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days | David Freeman | December 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
A rising tide lifts all boats…but a lifeboat carrying a few, surrounded by many treading water, risks capsizing.
But the pirates sabotage the deal and make off in a lifeboat with Phillips, along with $30,000 in cash.Tom Hanks on His Riveting Oscar Moment That Ends ‘Captain Phillips’ | Marlow Stern | October 15, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
After an incredibly suspenseful standoff, the marksmen take out the pirates in the lifeboat, saving Phillips.Tom Hanks on His Riveting Oscar Moment That Ends ‘Captain Phillips’ | Marlow Stern | October 15, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Like when Smith and his family managed to crowd onto a lifeboat—which then failed to deploy.Abandoned Ship: New Book Details Honeymooners’ Costa Concordia Nightmare | Barbie Latza Nadeau | January 10, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Often, far too often, all the force of lifeboat service on that coast is insufficient to meet the demands on it.
The drama, as far as the Gull-Light was concerned, ended that night with the disappearance of the tug and lifeboat.
This is the east pier watch-house; the marine residence, if we may so express it, of the coxswain of the lifeboat and his men.
Without her powerful engines to tow it to windward of the wrecks the lifeboat would be much, very much, less useful than it is.
Slipping the cable once more, the lifeboat gallantly dashed into the thickest of the fight, and soon got within hail of the wreck.
British Dictionary definitions for lifeboat
a boat, propelled by oars or a motor, used for rescuing people at sea, escaping from a sinking ship, etc
informal a fund set up by the dealers in a market to rescue any member who may become insolvent as a result of a collapse in market prices
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