Its oil fields are relatively close to shore, under low-lying waters, relatively easy to access.—Chico Harlan, Washington Post, 21 Nov. 2023 The song that drew thousands to our shores during the height of the hippie movement.—August Brown, Los Angeles Times, 15 Nov. 2023 One lives along the shores of the Great Lakes, one in the lakes and rivers of the Northern Great Plains, and another along the Atlantic coast.—Laura Baisas, Popular Science, 15 Nov. 2023 Plastics are now ubiquitous, not just in oceans and on shores but also inside the animals that make those habitats their home.—Katherine J. Wu, The Atlantic, 15 Nov. 2023 The Bay Outdoor enthusiasts can spot manatees on a Siesta Key kayak tour and enjoy the shore along one of six islands lining Sarasota's coastline.—Jacqueline Dole, Travel + Leisure, 14 Nov. 2023 But even back then, luxury travel to the tombs and treasures that line the shores of the world’s longest and most mythologized river wasn’t far off.—Michelle Gross, Robb Report, 13 Nov. 2023 The 58-year-old was brought to shore by first responders after becoming unresponsive and was pronounced dead at the Wilcox Medical Center.—Ingrid Vasquez, Peoplemag, 9 Nov. 2023 The Souk will take place Dec. 2-5 alongside the Nov. 30-Dec. 9 fest in Jeddah, on the Red Sea’s eastern shore.—Nick Vivarelli, Variety, 7 Nov. 2023
After making it to shore, the bird stands at full height and shakes its wet feathers.—Kelli Bender, Peoplemag, 17 Nov. 2023 The report is a sobering assessment of a power grid that continues to fray and suffer from underinvestment, despite promises by politicians and regulators to shore it up following deadly blackouts in recent years.—Evan Halper, Washington Post, 8 Nov. 2023 He was transported to shore with help from the Canadian Coast Guard and was reported to be in stable condition.—Ingrid Vasquez, Peoplemag, 28 Oct. 2023 The man was transported to shore by @CoastGuardCAN in coordination with @VicJRCC_CCCOS.—Kerry Breen, CBS News, 27 Oct. 2023 There, Francis said far too many people had never made it to shore.—Nicole Winfield and Sylvie Corbet The Associated Press, Arkansas Online, 23 Sep. 2023 Yet during the event, organizers violated several environmental regulations meant to protect the beach, such as building a boardwalk to serve as the catwalk along the sand and shoring it up with plastic sandbags.—Jonah Valdez, Los Angeles Times, 26 Sep. 2023 Still, bringing employee contributions more in line with national averages may not be enough to shore things up.—Carrie Napoleon, Chicago Tribune, 17 Sep. 2023 Emergency crews responded to Lighthouse Beach, at Port Macquarie, after receiving reports about the attack and and said officers found a 44-year-old man who suffered major injuries to at least one of his legs and had been helped to shore by witnesses.—Natalie Neysa Alund, USA TODAY, 26 Aug. 2023 See More
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Middle English, from Old English *scor; akin to Middle Low German schōr foreland and perhaps to Old English scieran to cut — more at shear
Middle English; akin to Middle Dutch scōre prop, Middle Low German schōre