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  • "Hey, man, I’ve sailed with the most sarcastic scalawags on the high seas."
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • But ten minutes after that, I understood that my previous love was a puddle compared to the high seas before a storm.
    William Goldman  --  The Princess Bride
  • His favorites were the handful of adventure books, the ones that let him pretend he was a knight fighting a dragon to rescue a kidnapped princess, or an explorer sailing on the high seas, holding tight to a mast while a hurricane raged about him.
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Among the Hidden
  • Life on the high seas.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch

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  • The right of the grim-visaged pirate upon the high seas is exactly the same.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • In high seas, the runners were buffeted about, all staggering in one direction, then in the other.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • Salt-water boils—red, angry, disfiguring—were a leprosy of the high seas, transmitted by the water that soaked me.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • That are on the high seas.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • The invasion is still going splendidly, in spite of the miserable weather — pouring rains, gale winds and high seas.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • If he’d liked to tell what he knew one of the men would have been strung up for mutiny on the high seas, and two of the girls for murder.
    John Wyndham  --  The Chrysalids

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  • Ishmael did not stand up well on high seas and had become addicted to Dramamine.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • He has had most favourable and happy speed: Tempests themselves, high seas, and howling winds, The gutter’d rocks, and congregated sands,— Traitors ensteep’d to clog the guiltless keel,— As having sense of beauty, do omit Their mortal natures, letting go safely by The divine Desdemona.
    William Shakespeare  --  Othello, the Moor of Venice
  • Sometimes an angry god of the high seas sends them to me.
    Richard Connell  --  The Most Dangerous Game
  • ’What,’ said I to myself, ’can this English vessel be doing thus far from the usual track of ships?’ and I called to mind tales of mutinous crews who have risen against their officers, have chosen some such sheltered retreat as this; have disguised the vessel, and then sailed forth to rob and plunder upon the high seas.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • Yes, here were a set of sea-dogs, many of whom without the slightest bashfulness had boarded great whales on the high seas—entire strangers to them—and duelled them dead without winking; and yet, here they sat at a social breakfast table—all of the same calling, all of kindred tastes—looking round as sheepishly at each other as though they had never been out of sight of some sheepfold among the Green Mountains.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • But please understand that the Abraham Lincoln chased you over the Pacific high seas in the belief it was hunting some powerful marine monster, which had to be purged from the ocean at all cost.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • Then it was she who took the initiative, and gave herself without fear, without regret, with the joy of an adventure on the high seas, and with no traces of bloody ceremony except for the rose of honor on the sheet.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • After poisoning the animals they closed up the doors and windows with brick and mortar and they scattered out into the world with their wooden trunks that were lined with pictures of saints, prints from magazines, and the portraits of sometime sweethearts, remote and fantastic, who shat diamonds, or ate cannibals, or were crowned playing-card kings on the high seas.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • To get out of Odessa on to the high seas the traffic has to pass two narrow straits both commanded by NATO in time of war—the Bosporus and Gibraltar.
    Nevil Shute  --  On the Beach
  • A mass meeting at Carnegie Hall condemned Norris and hiscolleagues as "treasonable and reprehensible" men "who refused to defend the Stars and Stripes on the high seas"; and the crowd hooted "traitor" and "hang him" whenever the names of Norris, La Follette and their supporters were mentioned.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • …money under false pretences, forgery, embezzlement, misappropriation of public money, betrayal of public trust, malingering, mayhem, corruption of minors, criminal libel, blackmail, contempt of court, arson, treason, felony, mutiny on the high seas, trespass, burglary, jailbreaking, practice of unnatural vice, desertion from armed forces in the field, perjury, poaching, usury, intelligence with the king’s enemies, impersonation, criminal assault, manslaughter, wilful and premeditated…
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • When the reader remembers the vast extent of the American wilderness, at that early day, he will perceive that it was possible for even a tribe to remain months undiscovered in particular portions of it; nor was the danger of encountering a foe, the usual precautions being observed, as great in the woods, as it is on the high seas, in a time of active warfare.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Deerslayer
  • It pointed to the shore instead of to the high seas.
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • Ladies and adventure on the high seas, eh!
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Hound of Rowan
  • A ship being on the high seas for two years, changing names and crews—that’s just a story too.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • Naturally, we will not simply be bystanders with regard to piratical acts by American ships on the high seas.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • He remains calm in the face of adversity, whether a fourhorse team blocking the road or a storm on the high seas.
    Stephen King  --  Rose Red
  • The hard sailing was made more difficult because the tribesmen were terrified by the high seas and roaring winds.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • Both reforms met with wide approval; the exactions of the English, particularly on the high seas, were beginning to break up the British party.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • All its phases were familiar enough to me, every characteristic, all the alternatives which were likely to face me on the high seas—everything!
    Joseph Conrad  --  The Secret Sharer
  • Of course you know a capture on the high seas is piracy, unless your boat is regularly commissioned, either as a public or a private armed cruiser.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pathfinder
  • In the sixteenth century, Spain was still a power upon the high seas, and the tales of her conquests and treasures in the New World were like tales of romance.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • Clara ran her eyes over everything and found it all quite lovely, just as she had politely approved of a sunset on the high seas, the Piazza San Marco, and her diamond jewelry.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • Trust a boat on the high seas to bring out the Irrational that lurks at the bottom of every thought, sentiment, sensation, emotion.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Lord Jim
  • A definition of felonies on the high seas is evidently requisite.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • Dutch prosperity depended in large measure on British support for Dutch trade on the high seas.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • But the strong Earthshaker had him under his eye, and nodded as he said: "Go on, go on; wander the high seas this way, take your blows, before you join that race the gods have nurtured.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.
    Thomas Jefferson et al.  --  The Declaration of Independence
  • Piracies, Felonies on High Seas
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • …Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries; To constitute Tribunals inferior to the supreme Court; To define and punish Piracies and Felonies committed on the high Seas, and Offences against the Law of Nations; To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water; To raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of Money to that Use shall be for a…
    United States ’Founding Fathers’  --  The Constitution of the United States
  • Nor by your streams alone, you rivers, By you, your banks Connecticut, By you and all your teeming life old Thames, By you Potomac laving the ground Washington trod, by you Patapsco, You Hudson, you endless Mississippi—nor you alone, But to the high seas launch, my thought, his memory.
    Walt Whitman  --  Leaves of Grass
  • …Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries; To constitute Tribunals inferior to the Supreme Court; To define and punish Piracies and Felonies committed on the high Seas, and Offences against the Law of Nations; To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water; To raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of Money to that Use shall be for a…
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2
  • You’re some skipper of profiteers,
    roving the high seas in his scudding craft,
    reckoning up his freight with a keen eye out
    for home-cargo, grabbing the gold he can!
    You’re no athlete.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • He confronted savages on tropical shores, quelled mutinies on the high seas, and in a small boat upon the ocean kept up the hearts of despairing men—always an example of devotion to duty, and as unflinching as a hero in a book.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Lord Jim
  • It was a chilly night and the desert breeze was blowing, making the old wooden ceilings creak and the curtains swell like black sails on the high seas.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • He addressed the matter of prizes taken at sea by American privateers, and gave all possible attention to the vexing issue of what to do about American prisoners of war held by the British and those British prisoners taken on the high seas who were being held in France.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • People say they’ve sighted this slippery beast again in the Pacific high seas—I’m truly willing to believe it, but two months have already gone by since then, and judging by your narwhale’s personality, it hates growing moldy from hanging out too long in the same waterways!
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • Carried by the Ganges to the high seas, these were deceased Indian villagers who hadn’t been fully devoured by vultures, the only morticians in these parts.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • Emerging from the Strait of Gibraltar, the Nautilus took to the high seas.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • A definition of "felonies on the high seas" is required.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
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