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  • So there I was fairly at sea, followed by as disagreeable a set of customers as a man ever had astern of him. Cited from Will Weatherhelm, by W.H.G. Kingston
  • Kallolo did as he was directed, and led the way; Uncle Paul followed; I went close astern of him; and the Indians came next. Cited from The Wanderers, by W.H.G. Kingston
  • It may be that Tregarthen had failed to discern the small sail astern of him in the gloom of the land. Cited from Major Vigoureux, by A. T. Quiller-Couch
  • During the colloquy, I endeavoured to place myself in a raking position astern of him, which he as carefully avoided by keeping his broadside to me. Cited from The Cruise of the Alabama and the Sumter, by Raphael Semmes
  • As both boats had let run line freely while the whale was sounding, they now found themselves near a quarter of a mile astern of him, towing along, side by side, and not fifty feet asunder. Cited from The Sea Lions, by James Fenimore Cooper
  • Mr. Truck rightly judged that this was proof his mate disliked the appearance of the coast astern of him, and that he was anxious to get an offing. Cited from Homeward Bound, by James Fenimore Cooper
  • Thus saying, he walked proudly with the poor tar, astern of him, until he came to a slop-shop, near Wellclose square: it was a Jew's. Cited from The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Vol 10, No. 291
  • Luffing to the new wind, he passed through the French line, followed by the five ships next astern of him, while nearly at the same moment, and from the same causes, his sixth astern led through the interval abreast him, followed by the whole English rear. Cited from The Influence of Sea Power Upon History, 1660-1783, Alfred Thayer Mahan
  • She accordingly ran by, grazing the enemy's side, and was carried ashore astern of him, in which critical position she remained for ten minutes under a heavy fire; then, backing and swinging clear, she ran down the river under fire of all the batteries, but was not struck. Cited from The Gulf and Inland Waters, by A. T. Mahan
  • We had scarcely gone a quarter of a mile before a noble crane came sailing across our course with his head tucked in between his shoulders, his long stilt-like legs projecting astern of him, and his slowly- flapping wings almost touching the water at every stroke. Cited from The Congo Rovers, by Harry Collingwood
  • To go about and follow them with all astern of him doing the same in succession was not to be thought of, as his aftermost vessels were merchantmen, wholly untrained to the exact combined manoeuvres required in a fighting fleet, though first-rate individually. Cited from Elizabethan Sea Dogs, by William Wood
  • Another two minutes' paddling, and when the canoes were but seventy or eighty yards apart, Peter, with a sweep with his paddle, turned the boat's head nearly half round and made obliquely for the shore, so throwing his pursuers almost astern of him. Cited from True to the Old Flag, by G. A. Henty