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  • verb Present participle of maroon.


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  • "This kind of marooning cruising West India trade of plundering and burning towns," he writes, "though it hath been long practised in these parts, yet is not honourable for a princely navy, neither was it, I think, the work designed, though perhaps it may be tolerated at present."

    The Buccaneers in the West Indies in the XVII Century

  • But whether he had attempted the destruction of the three other boys by "marooning" them upon the rocks -- as their parents firmly believed -- or whether he had himself withdrawn from their company simply because he did not like them, was never known.

    The Bell-Ringer of Angel's

  • However, we are also making a habit of marooning ordinary Canadians in far-off lands, with no such prospects of success.

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • That episode, in turn, came less than 18 months after rival protesters took over Bangkok's main international airport for days, marooning hundreds of thousands of travelers and jolting trade.

    Bangkok Flood Adds to City's Woes

  • Effectively, then, you have condemned a citizen, without trial, to a penalty that doesn't even exist in Canadian law -- marooning.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • The only question that remains in my mind at this point is why the government is marooning its beige citizens one unfortunate at a time.

    Archive 2009-07-01

  • The partial message that accompanied the image is as follows: informed that the LMO has suffered a violent dissociative identity disorder event and is responsible for the subsequent marooning of host vessel in unknown region of deep space without jump assistance.

    Blog Fiction | Sci-Fi | Cleaned up the image, but not perfect | Station151

  • He said a billion-pound programme to renovate housing in sink estates had been cut – with just £30m left as a "transition fund" effectively "marooning old age pensioners in a sea of poverty".

    Deprived communities being left behind, MPs warn

  • I still support marooning Broder on an ice floe and pushing him out to sea.

    Matthew Yglesias » Credit Where Due

  • If the Deutsche Börse deal goes through, the combined company would tower over Nasdaq, marooning Mr. Greifeld without a major merger partner for the electronic market, launched in 1971 by Wall Street securities firms.

    Executive Showdown at the Big Board Corral


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