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  • adjective on the ocean; on a boat on the ocean.
  • adverb in the direction of the sea, seaward.


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  • Cast asea where she drifts aimlessly for a period of weeks, Zhered-Na receives prophecies of future wars and the rise of costumed heroes like Captain America and Spider-Man, before she eventually lands ashore.

    Retro-View: Adventure Into Fear #15 Chuck Wells 2010

  • One who simply hates the whole idea of religion or spiritual faith (but knows basically nothing about it) is completely asea with any theologian, philosopher, historian or even educated party in an argument like this. keiths tosses the most shallow and simple-minded 'What-Ifs' I've ever seen, with the singular exception of Raevmo's "Poof-Joy" argument.

    Carry-Over Thread 2007

  • I was completely asea, and wanted him to MAKE me understand!

    Behe: ID rescues Common Descent 2007

  • I am thrilled to be running, to be the first woman president, which I think would be asea changein our country and around the world …

    Hillary's Response to a "Crisis" 2008

  • But because physics is currently asea about the very most basic parameters, emotional attachments to the more materialistic theoretics in all other sciences don't count as much as the emotionally invested would like to believe they do.

    Creationism, defined 2006

  • Served as a trainer at naval preflight academies and served asea aboard USS Monterrey.

    CNN Transcript Dec 30, 2006 2006

  • I got more sun when I was asea than I have in the past, say, six years, since I hate bathing suits and am averse to public nudity in the daylight.

    luvabeans Diary Entry luvabeans 2004

  • "When the boat was asea there were still lights at the fairing hall, and they were not our lights, nor did the dead carry them," she said slowly.

    Key Out of Time Andre Norton 1958

  • An odd observation post, neither asea nor ashore, and to make the confusion of elements more complete, the gunners whose guns barked continually from just behind it were sailors of the Italian Navy, dressed not in blue, but in military gray-green.

    World's War Events $v Volume 3 Beginning with the departure of the first American destroyers for service abroad in April, 1917, and closing with the treaties of peace in 1919. 1902

  • We have had gentlefolks down from London about it, men who argue and palaver, and wear high hats and are said to have long bills, and there is talk of a Government cutter to protect us, towed by red tape, and the trawlers are to cast their nets farther asea.

    Without Prejudice Israel Zangwill 1895


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