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Airborne ActivityPlay
Use 'aloft' for things flying or suspended in the air, like kites or clouds. SlideThe kites were kept aloft by a strong breeze.
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Not for PeoplePlay
'Aloft' is rarely used for people unless they're in flight, like pilots or astronauts. SlideThe pilot climbed into the cockpit and soon was aloft.
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Metaphorical UsePlay
Sometimes, 'aloft' can be used metaphorically to describe high spirits or hopes. SlideHer spirits soared aloft after receiving the good news.