Definitions

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  • adj. Unfit for a sea voyage.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not fit for a voyage: applied to a ship not in a fit state, as to repairs, equipments, crew, and all respects, to encounter the ordinary perils of a sea voyage.

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

  • adj. unfit for a voyage

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Examples

  • Then, over the past two years, they've sunk a dozen emptied migrant boats they deemed "unseaworthy" - setting them ablaze and firing on them with their .50-caliber guns.

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  • If it turned out to be "unseaworthy" I should have to kick my heels in Napo for three or four weeks while a new one was being chopped out.

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  • Also Tuesday, the U.N. refugee agency said Libyan authorities appeared to be encouraging African migrants to board unseaworthy boats bound for Europe.

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  • On Tuesday, the U.N. refugee agency urged crews of ships in the Mediterranean to keep watch for unseaworthy vessels carrying migrants from Libya.

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  • It says an increasing number of people are leaving in unseaworthy vessels and then encountering problems.

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  • In these, overloaded, unseaworthy, they battled down the long chain of lakes.

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  • Unlike much of the developed world, Australia avoided a recession last year, which has been cited by some would-be migrants as boosting the country's attractiveness as a destination, despite the riskiness of the sea voyage in often unseaworthy craft and cramped conditions.

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  • Unlike much of the developed world, Australia avoided a recession last year, which has been cited by some would-be migrants as boosting its attractiveness as a destination, despite the riskiness of the sea voyage in often unseaworthy craft and cramped conditions.

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  • Wainwright, the 1964 arrangement to seat black Mississippi delegates and to forbid discrimination at future Democratic conventions, the 1968 fair housing law, the legislative battles on behalf of children and the impoverished, the effort to strengthen the Carter administration's brief in the Bakke affirmative action case, the intervention to cause a reluctant United States and world to rescue Southeast Asian refugees on unseaworthy vessels, and so on.

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  • Elizabeth was still steering the only vessel available to her—one later revealed to be terribly unseaworthy—with all her might.

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