Offing in a sentence 🔊

Definition of Offing

present participle of off | (nautical) The area of the sea in which a ship can be seen in the distance from land, excluding the parts nearest the shore, and beyond the anchoring ground. | (nautical) The distance that a ship at sea keeps away from land, often because of navigational dangers, fog and other hazards; a position at a distance from shore.

Short Example Sentences for Offing

  • 1. In the offing of the bay was a vessel making for the unseen harbour below. 🔊

How to use Offing in Sentences?

  • 1. Michael, with his head in his hands, sat gazing into the offing where many ships lay at anchor. 🔊
  • 2. I stepped hurriedly into the gondola, and as soon as we were in the offing I broke the seal. 🔊
  • 3. They had made their escape at an early hour, that they might have longer time to get an offing before daylight. 🔊
  • 4. About dark we had made sufficient offing and turned northward, plowing through large fields of kelp. 🔊
  • 5. Adam still seemed somewhat unwilling to give up putting to sea, when the dull sound of a gun from the offing reached their ears. 🔊
  • 6. It is a flat plain, and one could never suppose from the offing that so vast a plain could lie in the recesses of this valley. 🔊
  • 7. We stood out until we had gained an offing of five miles, and then made a reach along the shore towards the Havannah. 🔊
  • 8. A steamer in the offing was getting ready to go, and I hired a man with a skiff to put me and my carpetbag aboard. 🔊
  • 9. In the offing see the sails that east and westward wander; Every hour they come and go, the misty distance thronging. 🔊
  • 10. The next morning, when the day broke, the French line-of-battle ship was in the offing about eight miles distant. 🔊
  • 11. While Severance was in the offing I'd have stuck to you like a leech, because you're too good for him. 🔊
  • 12. No word was spoken of her marriage, but it lay in the offing of their argument as the happy finale that the long toil of the return journey and the combination of resources were to prelude. 🔊
  • 13. Fate like a muffled steersman sails with that Norland gloom; The Snowflake in the offing is neck and neck with doom. 🔊