miles astern

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  • Two others had come out after her, but were some miles astern. Cited from With Lee in Virginia, by G. A. Henty
  • The shell must have gone away over and hit the water a couple of miles astern. Cited from Four-Day Planet, by Henry Beam Piper
  • At ten o'clock they were less than a mile astern, one on either quarter. Cited from The Bravest of the Brave, by G. A. Henty
  • When night closed in she was fully five miles astern. Cited from Ralph Granger's Fortunes, by William Perry Brown
  • The English fleet, closely watching their movements, brought up two miles astern. Cited from By England's Aid, by G. A. Henty
  • They were then some eight miles astern of us, and she looked at me with an unspoken question. Cited from A Sea Queen's Sailing, by Charles Whistler
  • In ten minutes the boat was fully a mile astern. Cited from Miles Wallingford: Sequel to Afloat and Ashore, by James Fenimore Cooper
  • The French line-of-battle ship was still about four miles astern of the merchant vessel nearest to her. Cited from Percival Keene, by Frederick Marryat
  • Once or twice we were a full half-mile astern of her, and then gained with the chance of the breeze. Cited from A Sea Queen's Sailing, by Charles Whistler
  • We followed about three-quarters of a mile astern. Cited from Young Peoples' History of the War with Spain, by Prescott Holmes
  • The nearest English frigate was by this time about three miles astern of us. Cited from Ben Burton, by W. H. G. Kingston
  • But when we came to a little wharf, the other ship being perhaps a mile astern of us, there was no man. Cited from Wulfric the Weapon Thane, by Charles W. Whistler
  • The ship held on for another hour, but was a mile astern of the other two when she, also, dropped her anchor. Cited from Held Fast For England, by G. A. Henty
  • Their pursuer was more than three miles astern, and he knew that she could only be firing as a signal. Cited from With Wolfe in Canada, by G. A. Henty
  • The Indiana was one and one-half miles astern of the Texas. Cited from The Story of the Philippines, by Murat Halstead
  • It passed about a mile astern of the ship. Cited from The Ocean and its Wonders, by R.M. Ballantyne
  • Now Car 56 was about three miles astern and still the gap closed. Cited from Code Three, by Rick Raphael
  • The last boat, a heavy sailer, is half-a-mile astern of the first. Cited from The Bushman, by Edward Wilson Landor
  • It was still visible, at intervals, but fully a quarter of a mile astern now. Cited from A Pirate of the Caribbees, by Harry Collingwood
  • The frigate was coming up, but, when it began to get dusk, she was still some six miles astern. Cited from Held Fast For England, by G. A. Henty
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