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waft

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Your life and my life flow into each other as wave flows into wave, and unless there is peace and joy and freedom for you, there can be no real peace or joy or freedom for me. To see reality—not as we expect it to be but as it is—is to see that unless we live for each other and in and through each other, we do not really live very satisfactorily; that there can really be life only where there really is, in just this sense, love.
Frederick Buechner
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English

Etymology

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Particularly: “Is the back formation from "wafter" plausible? Oxford ety dict. is the source; some refs point to possible Scandanavian root for word and also for obs. senses of waif

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to waft

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to waft (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. to float easily and gently on the air
    • A breeze wafted through the open window and wafted her sensuous perfume to my eager nostrils . . .

Noun

Singular
waft

Plural
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waft ({{{1}}})
  1. a light breeze
  2. something (a scent or odor), such as a perfume, that is carried through the air
  3. (nautical) a flag, (also called a waif or wheft), used to indicate wind direction or, with a knot tied in the center, as a signal

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