the open sea


: far away from land
sailing the open sea

Examples of the open sea in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It was captured on the open sea by French pirates, who brought the ship to a prison island. Kerry J. Byrne Fox News, Fox News, 18 Nov. 2022 The company plans to demonstrate how well its technology survives and performs with a pilot installation on the open sea in early 2016 in cooperation with Iberdrola Engineering & Construction in Spain and WavEC Offshore Renewables in Portugal, Möller says. IEEE Spectrum, 26 Feb. 2015 The sheer mass of these shelves stops the ice on land from flowing more quickly into the open sea. Raymond Zhong, New York Times, 23 Oct. 2023 In the open sea, schools of dolphins a thousand strong chatter all at once; scientists who record them end up with audio as dense with whistles and clicks as a stadium is with cheers. Camille Bromley, WIRED, 29 Aug. 2023 Adrenaline seekers won’t want to miss the thrill of free diving in the open sea. Lindsay Cohn, Travel + Leisure, 18 Aug. 2023 Instead of invading the island through the eastern town of Fajardo as planned, Nelson Miles, commanding general of the U.S. Army, changed course in the open sea and invaded the island through the southern town of Guánica. Taína Caragol, Smithsonian Magazine, 8 Aug. 2023 The Alabama followed the Kearsarge out to the open sea and opened fire with two initial salvos, missing both times. James Hagengruber, Smithsonian Magazine, 21 June 2023 Visitors can take a long, slow pleasure cruise along the fjord and see a wide array of sights including glaciers, mountains, and the open sea — all in just a two-hour trip. Andrea Romano, Travel + Leisure, 20 June 2023 See More

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“The open sea.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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