strong breeze

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n strong breeze wind moving 25-31 knots; 6 on the Beaufort scale
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Usage

In literature:

The split sail could not be repaired at once; and if it could it was not strong enough to be of any use in the fresh breeze.
"Four Young Explorers" by Oliver Optic
A storm, even a strong breeze comes, and the threads are dragged from their holdings and waved in wild confusion through the air.
"Gossamer" by George A. Birmingham
Then there is no doubt that this strong breeze, blowing dead on shore, has created a powerful in-set, sending us bodily to leeward.
"A Middy of the King" by Harry Collingwood
The breeze blew strong as ever, and not a break appeared in that long line of glittering surf.
"The Three Commanders" by W.H.G. Kingston
A strong sweet breeze came from the Lake.
"The Adventures of Bobby Orde" by Stewart Edward White
A strong breeze was blowing off the sea.
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine
A strong breeze had arisen, which, increasing every moment, added to the uncertainty of our movements.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
The breeze was strong, but, blowing obliquely off the land did not ruffle the sea much near the beach.
"Brandon of the Engineers" by Harold Bindloss
A strong breeze was blowing.
"Sentimental Education, Volume II" by Gustave Flaubert
It was not until the next tide, assisted by a strong breeze, that the ship once more rested in deep water.
"In Eastern Seas" by J. J. Smith
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In poetry:

In a passion of grief the strong man bent
Down to her face, and, kissing it, went
Back to the waiting Breeze,
Back to the mournful seas.
"The Bay Of Seven Islands" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Spanish women, over the far seas,
Could I but show you where your dead repose!
Could I send tidings on this northern breeze
That strong and steady blows!
"The Spaniards' Graves" by Celia Laighton Thaxter
Silent and wild are the fairy shores
Save song of the warbling bird,
Or the glen wherein the cataract roars,
Or the pine tree's branch by strong breezes stirred.
"Lake George, N. Y." by Jared Barhite
Faint was the strain, in its first wild flow;
Troubled its murmur, and sad, and low;
But it swell'd into deeper power ere long,
As the breeze that swept over her soul grew strong.
"The Sicilian Captive" by Felicia Dorothea Hemans
Oh! water for me—bright water for me!
And wine for the tremulous debauchee!
It cooleth the brow, it cooleth the brain,
It maketh the faint one strong again;
It comes o'er the sense like a breeze from the sea:
All freshness, like infant purity.
"Water!--Oh! Water For Me" by John Pierpont

In news:

Waving in a strong breeze beneath a blue-sky background, " Old Glory " displayed its stars and stripes at Creekfront Park in Hodgenville.
A strong breeze Sunday afternoon made for good sailing and kite flying.
View full size Scott Varley/Daily Breeze Running back De'Anthony Thomas, out of Crenshaw High School in Los Angeles, has looked strong enough during Oregon's camp that he could play a big factor this season.
It is quiet in the November mornings as he strides strongly through the park dwarfed by the pine trees, buffeted by the cool mountain breeze.
The Lone Star State's best hope for substantial rain in months is nearly gone, leaving behind only paltry rainfall totals and strong breezes.
Dust kicked up by westerly breezes ahead of a strong cold front restricted visibility in Lubbock to about 5 miles all afternoon, said National Weather Service Lubbock meteorologist Matt Ziebell.
Michigan gardeners ended September with the fall harvest still going strong, thanks to overnight cloud cover and breezes that kept the mercury from dropping below freezing.
The National Weather Service has issued a fire weather watch through Thursday due to low humidity and a strong breeze.
Roger Federer breezed into the Swiss Indoors semifinals, beating France's Benoit Paire 6-2, 6-2 behind a strong serve Friday to raise his record to 65-9 this season.
The region has experienced another week of hot, humid and sticky summer weather with a breeze that wasn't strong enough to rustle the tree's leaves.
There were some strong breezes behind the storm and a brief period of moderate rain but the storm stayed well northeast while portions of Maryland and Washington, DC felt the brunt of the storm .
BASEL, Switzerland (AP) — Roger Federer breezed into the Swiss Indoors semifinals, beating France's Benoit Paire 6-2, 6-2 behind a strong serve Friday to raise his record to 65-9 this season.
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