drift back

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drift back

To move toward someone or something slowly, especially while floating on water. The innertubes were all scattered across the pool, but now they're drifting back to the steps.
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drift back (to someone or something)

to move back to someone or something slowly, on the surface of water. The canoe drifted back to shore. My little boat finally drifted back to me.
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I am drifting back into ecstasies: her voice was worthy of her--I say no more.
It seemed hopeless to attempt to follow him here where I could not see my hand before my face, and I was almost on the point of giving up the pursuit and drifting back to the mouth of the river, there to await his return, when a sudden bend showed a faint luminosity ahead.
My thoughts (if thoughts they could be called) were drifting back again into their former course, when I became suddenly conscious of soft breathing just above me.
About four months before the time I am writing of, my lady had been in London, and had gone over a Reformatory, intended to save forlorn women from drifting back into bad ways, after they had got released from prison.
We have stood in the dim religious light of these hoary sanctuaries, in the midst of long ranks of dusty monuments and effigies of the great dead of Venice, until we seemed drifting back, back, back, into the solemn past, and looking upon the scenes and mingling with the peoples of a remote antiquity.
She'll remember how her hands would hardly close around the jars of oil, loose from days of grief and fasting and how, on her way to the cave where he was buried, she tripped on a mud brick in the middle of the path but somehow managed to keep her footing and go on, how her mind kept drifting back to the first day she met him, how strange she'd felt, and embarrassed, that when she saw his face, she came so close to calling him "Mother.
We are drifting back to the bad old days of the 1930s and yet we are classed as one of the richest countries in the world.
Gradually Jez and Andy found themselves making music together once again and after drifting back together the duo decamped to a remote cottage in Anglesey last winter in order to write and record new material as Black Rivers.
Drivers watched in horror as Soutar's car, which had pulled back on to the correct side of the road after the overtaking manoeuvre, started drifting back into the oncoming traffic.
This country is drifting back to the dark ages where families are huddling around one fire to stay warm because they fear putting on heating or electricity because of the cost.
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They set off from Conwy Caste, paddled up the Afon Conwy, barbequed on a beach before drifting back home again as the sun dipped behind the battlements of Conwy Castle.
We now have to push past these groups and once inside the venue have to suffer the waves of smoke drifting back through the doorway into the building.
In fact, struggling to keep your eyes open and drifting back to the early 1970s comes amazingly easy to most of the Frimley Green audience.
Released into the care of Connie Daniels, Maria finds herself drifting back towards bad boy Luis, whose 718 crew is vying to retain its title on Dance Battle Zone.