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‘Sail’ as a verb

Below are some examples of sentences from classic literature using the word ‘Sail’ as a verb.

1

“He was the bloodthirstiest buccaneer that sailed.”

From ‘Treasure Island’, by Robert Louis Stevenson.

2

“So far as I could learn he had sailed in no [other] [ship].”

From ‘The Return of Sherlock Holmes’, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Picture: These six steam locomotives were special guests of the Threkeld Quarry and Mining Museum, near Keswick in Cumbria, for its steam gala in 2015. © Chris Allen, Geograph. Licence: CC BY-SA 2.0. By Peter Trimming, Geograph. Licence: CC-BY-SA 2.0.
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“Yet I could not live alone; so I tried the companionship of mistresses.”

From ‘Jane Eyre’, by Charlotte Brontë.

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