from The Century Dictionary.

  • At sea; on the sea; to the sea.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb On the sea; at sea; toward the sea.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb in the direction of the sea


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  • Cosmopolite that he was, he wandered far a-sea and incurred the blows and curses of many masters, happy if, amid his manifold tribulations, he could still call his soul his own.

    The Press-Gang Afloat and Ashore

  • By kindness and ingenuity of Chief Engineer Tucker he now occupies a tin house with a wonderful mansard roof, from which he issues every afternoon for an aerial constitutional, giving us a fright occasionally with a flight over far a-sea, but always returning safely enough to his new diggings.

    The Red-Blooded Heroes of the Frontier Edgar Beecher Bronson

  • You are no more afloat or a-sea, in the endless phases and variabilities just referred to, but a very large class of your judgments and views of life and acknowledged principles are immovably settled.

    Sermons for the New Life. 1802-1876 1876

  • Perhaps it was the setting, the sound of buoys gently clanking and the far-off lights of mysterious vessels bobbing far a-sea.

    Doug Ross @ Journal 2009

  • "Perhaps," said Mr. Wirt, with a short laugh; "but the oyster boats don't go very far a-sea, and derelicts drift beyond hope or help.

    Killykinick 1888


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