Fleet in a sentence

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Definition of Fleet

  • To fly swiftly; to pass over quickly; to hasten; to flit as a light substance.
  • To slip on the whelps or the barrel of a capstan or windlass; -- said of a cable or hawser.
  • To move or change in position; -- said of persons; as, the crew fleeted aft.
  • To pass over rapidly; to skin the surface of; as, a ship that fleets the gulf.
  • To hasten over; to cause to pass away lighty, or in mirth and joy.
  • To draw apart the blocks of; -- said of a tackle.
  • To cause to slip down the barrel of a capstan or windlass, as a rope or chain.
  • To move or change in position; used only in special phrases; as, of fleet aft the crew.
  • Swift in motion; moving with velocity; light and quick in going from place to place; nimble.
  • Light; superficially thin; not penetrating deep, as soil.
  • A number of vessels in company, especially war vessels; also, the collective naval force of a country, etc.
  • A flood; a creek or inlet; a bay or estuary; a river; -- obsolete, except as a place name, -- as Fleet Street in London.
  • A former prison in London, which originally stood near a stream, the Fleetnow filled up).
  • To take the cream from; to skim.
  • a group of warships organized as a tactical unit
  • a group of steamships operating together under the same ownership
  • group of motor vehicles operating together under the same ownership
  • group of aircraft operating together under the same ownership
  • disappear gradually
  • move along rapidly and lightly; skim or dart

How to use fleet in a sentence. Fleet pronunciation.

Orders were given in the fortified towns and ports that the same salutes should be fired as at Paris, and that the fleets should be decorated.
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Captain Montgomery, whom I had steered for when he was a pilot, commanded the Confederate fleet in the great battle before Memphis; when his vessel went down, he swam ashore, fought his way through a squad of soldiers, and made a gallant and narrow escape.
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Nice quiet place round in Fleet Street-glass of wine.
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From Chancery Lane she passed into Fleet Street, and sauntered along with observation of shop-windows.
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The ship dropped down the bay to the quarantine station, starting about noon, and there lay to, waiting, as was supposed, for the remainder of the fleet.
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The successful accomplishment of the campaign against Santiago de Cuba, resulting in its downfall and surrender of Spanish forces, the capture of large military stores, together with the destruction of the entire Spanish fleet in the harbor, which, upon the investment of the city, was forced to leave, is one of which the Army can well be proud.
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And he did give me letters which speak that our fleet is all at Lisbon; [One of these letters was probably from John Creed.
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Early Sir G. Carteret, both Sir Williams and I on board the Experiment, to dispatch her away, she being to carry things to the Madeiras with the East Indy fleet.
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The great talk is, that the Spaniards and the Hollanders do intend to set upon the Portuguese by sea, at Lisbon, as soon as our fleet is come away; and by that means our fleet is not likely to come yet these two months or three; which I hope is not true. 8th.
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My Lord Windsor came to us to discourse of his affairs, and to take his leave of us; he being to go Governor of Jamaica with this fleet that is now going.
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Day and night the whole island was employed in preparing for the great fleet and in huzzaing Popanilla.
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At length the first fleet of five hundred sail, laden with wonderful specimens of Vraibleusian mechanism, and innumerable bales of Vraibleusian manufactures; articles raw and refined, goods dry and damp, wholesale and retail; silks and woollen cloths; cottons, cutlery, and camlets; flannels and ladies' albums; under waistcoats, kid gloves, engravings, coats, cloaks, and ottomans; lamps and looking-glasses; sofas, round tables, equipages, and scent-bottles; fans and tissue-flowers; porcelain, poetry, novels, newspapers, and cookery books; bear's-grease, blue pills, and bijouterie; arms, beards, poodles, pages, mustachios, court-guides, and bon-bons; music, pictures, ladies' maids, scrapbooks, buckles, boxing-gloves, guitars, and snuff-boxes; together with a company of opera-singers, a band of comedians, a popular preacher, some quacks, lecturers, artists, and literary gentlemen, principally sketch-book men, quitted, one day, with a favourable wind, and amid the exultation of the inhabitants, the port of Hubbabub!
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When the fleet had sailed they gave Popanilla a public dinner.
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He waited with easy, confidence the return of the fleet which had carried out the most judicious assortment with which he had ever been acquainted to the readiest market of which he had any knowledge.
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The shipping interest advertised two or three fleets for firewood.
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As the Emigration-squadron quitted the harbour two large fleets hove in sight.
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The "Red Rover" plunged through the fleet, smash-into a sailboat here, nearly sinking a rowboat there, grazing the side of a steamer, rubbing off some more paint in the operation, and continuing her voyage of destruction by smashing in the gunwale of a launch that was unfortunate enough to be anchored within range of the "Red Rover's" tow line.
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On the 18th of September land was sighted, and on the 29th the fleet anchored in the harbor of St. Simon's Island, and with grateful hearts the Moravians watched the landing of the soldiers.
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He could turn the hand-mill, work on the farm, heal the sick, and command as a practised sailor the little fleet of coracles which lay hauled up on the strand of Iona, ready to carry him and his monks on their missionary voyages to the mainland or the isles.
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I think of Fleet Street and Lincoln's Inn now with a shudder of disgust.
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Examples of Fleet

Example #1
A beautiful evening favored the special rejoicings at the capital where the houses were voluntarily illuminated.
Example #2
At the end of a few hours, special couriers were sent on all roads leading to foreign courts, bearing the news of the delivery of the Empress; the Emperor's pages being charged with this mission to the Senate of Italy, and the municipal bodies of Milan and Rome.
Example #3
He was always a cool man; nothing could disturb his serenity.
Example #4
Some of the pilots whom I had known had had adventures-the outcome fortunate, sometimes, but not in all cases.
Example #5
Think this shop 'll do, don't you?
Example #6
You must come round when it's finished.