Launching in a sentence

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Definition of Launching

  • the act of moving a newly-built vessel into the water for the first time.
  • the act of beginning something new.
  • the act of propelling with force.
  • the act of propelling with force
  • the act of moving a newly built vessel into the water for the first time
  • the act of beginning something new

How to use launching in a sentence. Launching pronunciation.

On returning to shore with a party to work the pontoons, the party was stopped in the act of launching the first boat by Gen. Sumner, and ordered to proceed to the Cherokee, take her out into the offing, and order another to take her place to unload.
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Jane was just in time to see the fellow launching a canoe.
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The "lass o' Richmond Hill" was no fairer than the happy woman who had seen Major Hardwicke depart for a long conference with that all powerful sprite of the magic pen, Frank Halton, who was now busied in launching his creation, Prince Djiddin.
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The political opponents of the government did not allow so favourable an opportunity to escape for launching the shafts of ridicule.
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Tawno rode the horse gently up to the wall, permitted him to look over, then backed him for about ten yards, and pressing his calves against the horse's sides, he loosed the rein, and the horse launching forward, took the leap in gallant style.
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To sailors who are used to it, the thought, indeed, may be very commonplace, and to lazy minds that are not much given to think deeply upon any subject, the thought may not appear very wonderful; but it is so, nevertheless, to us, men of the land, when we calmly sit down and ponder the idea of making to ourselves a house of planks and beams of wood, launching it upon the sea, loading it with food and merchandise, setting up tall poles above its roof, spreading great sheets thereon, and then rushing out upon the troubled waters of the great deep, there, for days and nights, for weeks and months, and even years, to brave the fury of the winds and waves, with nothing between us and death except a wooden plank, some two or three inches thick!
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The meal over, the evening wore on in friendly chat of old Thanksgiving times-of neighbors and early family histories; each one in turn launching, so to speak, a little boat upon the current, freighted deep with many precious stores of old-time remembrance; Mrs. Carrack sitting alone as an iceberg in the very midst of the waters, melting not once, nor contributing a drop or trickle to the friendly flow.
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They all recognised Dr. Franklin, with his spectacles thrown up on his brow, among the signers, but denying all knowledge of anything more, ran away to the Captain, who was busy building, a dozen at a time, paper packet ships, and launching them upon the table for a sea.
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Pantagruel, being come thither, prepared and made ready for launching a fleet of ships, to the number of those which Ajax of Salamine had of old equipped in convoy of the Grecian soldiery against the Trojan state.
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I do not doubt that the gentlemen present will each of them address themselves to the subject, which, I think, the resolutions have the merit of fairly launching, in a spirit of patriotism, always keeping in view the welfare, the prosperity, the united strength, and the ultimate glory of our common country.
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His crew aboard the sloop had agreed upon that point with extreme vehemence and, to a man, had attempted to dissuade him from the mad project upon which he was launching himself among the Mormons in their island stronghold.
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And with Cappy's motor cruiser swung in the cradle, ready for launching from the main deck aft, the _Narcissus_ slipped out of Galveston and went snoring across the Gulf of Mexico, bound for Le Havre.
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The possibility of this achievement I see in such significant signs as the Menorah movement, the institution of student congregations, and the launching of this magazine by the Intercollegiate Menorah Association.
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From Jacob H. Schiff_ [Illustration] IT is with much satisfaction that I learn of the launching of the Menorah Journal, to provide an opportunity for a more general spread of the high ideals of the Menorah Societies among our college youth.
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After drinking a good many cups of tea, and praising it, their asceticism gave way to its social effect, and they began to gossip, ridiculing their neighbors, and occasionally launching innuendoes against their absent lords.
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Now, I'll just turn on the radio controls, check the batteries, and feed the bad news into the launching tubes.
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There was little more to do in the turret, except to run the torpedoes into the launching tubes and bring up a new pair in reserve.
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He checked the radio controls and ran the missiles into their launching tubes.
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It seemed like hours before he got them into the launching tubes and blew them out into the void.
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If a vessel glides off the ways smoothly and easily at her launching, it does not mean that no great pains have been taken to secure the result.
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Examples of Launching

Example #1
Protesting against this action, and informing Gen. Sumner of the urgent orders for the Gatling guns to disembark at once, that officer inquired the opinion of the prematurely graduated engineer as to the practicability of using the pontoons, and this experienced young man again expressed the fear that the boats might be injured in the surf.
Example #2
A wigwag came from Gen. Shafter, asking whether the Gatling guns had been landed.
Example #3
It was a dark green boat, showing long and hard usage.
Example #4
She reached there after having followed the Indian's trail.
Example #5
Only suited to the wife of Prince Djiddin's High Chamberlain," laughed Alixe Delavigne, as the happy Captain departed on his honeymoon tour, escaping showers of rice, to "move upon the enemy's works in Jersey.
Example #6
They can surely lose nothing by the attempt.