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open sea

the main body of a sea or ocean, especially the part that is outside territorial waters and not enclosed, or partially enclosed, by land. Unabridged
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  • Abandoning a ship in the open sea is the last thing a captain would order and a sailor would do.
  • In the open sea, they are an almost undetectable swell, often barely inches high.
  • And lastly of course, there's being out in the open sea, out of sight of land.
  • The giant red machine is named after the serpent, one of the few known to thrive in the open sea.
  • Some of the strong swimmers may be able to spend more time in the open sea and catch food there.
  • Heading out into the open sea can be exhilarating, but having adequate supplies is necessary to ensure smooth sailing.
  • Some parts of the route hug the coastline, but others take you out into open sea, so are suitable only for experienced paddlers.
  • Head to the open sea for boating, whale watching or fishing.
  • Nothing is more relaxing than getting out on the open sea, far from the workaday world and decent medical care.
  • They float in the open sea, and the dolls slowly fall overboard as the boats rock, taking misfortune with them.
Contemporary definitions for open sea

the middle of the sea as opposed to that abutting land's 21st Century Lexicon
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