If, however, our religion implicates itself in a political cause, it links its credibility to the most transient of moorings.
No surprise, then, that having slipped the moorings of a common reality it slipped the moorings of a common decency as well.
The boat was then launched and towed back to her moorings, where she was left for over 20 months.
Pancks opened the door for him, towed him in, and retired to his own moorings in a corner.
Plutarch (De Garrulitate, 10) says that speech beyond control is like a ship out at sea, broken loose from its moorings.
Throw off your moorings, then, and clap on sail, for we must go.'
The bateau lay at its moorings and they got into it with as little noise as possible.
Heave the hussy up to her anchor, Mr. Leach, when we will cast an eye to her moorings.
Orleans, "Equality" that is to be, has made the protest, and cut its moorings.
"There he is, on the quay, looking at the moorings," says one of the youngsters as he skipped past me.
1744, "ropes, etc., by which a floating thing is made fast," from mooring. Figurative sense is from 1851.