[ UK /məɹˈuːnd/ ]
[ US /mɝˈund/ ]
  1. cut off or left behind
    travelers marooned by the blizzard
    several stranded fish in a tide pool
    an isolated pawn
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How To Use marooned In A Sentence

  • Patients are marooned on trolleys because there are no available beds even though there are plenty of beds available in private nursing homes.
  • These nine were, according to the barbarous practice of those kind of people, marooned, that is, set on shore on an uninhabited island. Lives of the Most Remarkable Criminals Who have been Condemned and Executed for Murder, the Highway, Housebreaking, Street Robberies, Coining or other offences
  • The restaurant is marooned on an island and accessible only by foot. Times, Sunday Times
  • Four people are marooned on an Icelandic rock outcrop in terrible weather. Times, Sunday Times
  • 'Lord of the Flies' is a novel about English schoolboys marooned on a desert island.
  • I was marooned on a lonely country road.
  • Its acoustic tones were marooned amid the increasingly electronic textures of their music. Times, Sunday Times
  • She likes to go on holiday by herself and says she would be happy marooned on a desert island. Times, Sunday Times
  • The book opens with the introduction of a small group of English boys that are marooned on an island.
  • His vessels, rotted by shipworm, were abandoned in Jamaica, where Columbus was marooned for a year.
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