He then advised his wife to stay home, while he went to move his boat off shore.
The Tea Party wave, which would crest a few months later, still seemed far out to shore.
Then again, this is a guy who—in 2007—pleaded guilty to stashing large sums of money in off shore bank accounts to avoid taxes.
But as the storm moved closer to shore around North Carolina, the situation worsened.
There is something hidden in offshore accounts by sheer fact of them being off shore.
Not a sign of her appeared on the shore, while neither to the north nor to the south was she to be seen.
The two bent their steps to the shore, and looked out to sea.
It was evident that visitors were not “common objects of the shore” out there!
It would be pleasanter inland, but we must be near the shore, so as to be in sight of ships.
He was wandering disconsolately on the shore when Bessie approached him.
"land bordering a large body of water," c.1300, from an Old English word or from Middle Low German schor "shore, coast, headland," or Middle Dutch scorre "land washed by the sea," all probably from Proto-Germanic *skur-o- "cut," from PIE *(s)ker- (1) "to cut" (see shear (v.)).
According to etymologists originally with a sense of "division" between land and water. But if the word began on the North Sea coast of the continent, it might as well have meant originally "land 'cut off' from the mainland by tidal marshes" (cf. Old Norse skerg "an isolated rock in the sea," related to sker "to cut, shear"). Old English words for "coast, shore" were strand (n.), waroþ, ofer. Few Indo-European languages have such a single comprehensive word for "land bordering water" (Homer uses one word for sandy beaches, another for rocky headlands). General application to "country near a seacoast" is attested from 1610s.
mid-14c., "to prop, support with a prop;" of obscure etymology though widespread in West Germanic; cf. Middle Dutch schooren "to prop up, support," Old Norse skorða (n.) "a piece of timber set up as a support." Related: Shored; shoring. Also as a noun, "post or beam for temporary support of something" (mid-15c.), especially an oblique timber to brace the side of a building or excavation.