One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A breeze blowing towards the land from the sea, especially during the day owing to the relative warmth of the land.
- ‘A warm sea breeze blew off the ocean in Charleston, South Carolina.’
- ‘The salty sea breeze blew her dirty hair back from over her face and flapped wildly in the wind.’
- ‘The sea breeze blew softly across the bay, its scent salty and fresh.’
- ‘It also speaks to the senses, the smell of the sand and the sea breeze, the warmth of the air.’
- ‘She had never smelled such a strong sea breeze, touched water so cool, slept so soundly and felt petals so silky.’
- ‘I walk against this salty sea breeze all the way to the end of the pier, where it stops suddenly, as if signaling me.’
- ‘Their bodies were left to sway with the sea breeze in order to serve as a reminder to anyone who dared fight the Spaniards.’
- ‘Unconnected wires hang from the roof, and a chilly sea breeze blows through the unfinished walls.’
- ‘The first thing she noticed was the faint smell of sea breeze.’
- ‘The dress code was rather different and the refreshing sea breeze was replaced with painful gusts flung directly off the icecap, which looked very much like a frozen ocean.’
- ‘The sea breeze again blew the blanket off his shoulder.’
- ‘For most of the year, the climate is benign - glorious autumns and springs - while in summer the light is surgery-white and hot: most afternoons the sea breeze howls in.’
- ‘With its colonial architecture, the sea breeze coming off the Indian ocean, its spice-trade history and not least its exotic name, Zanzibar is a must see.’
- ‘The chants of ‘more, more, more’ rang into the cold sea breeze long after the gig had finished, as fans registered their approval.’
- ‘Plus the fact that when I turn it on I can smell something like the sea breeze, albeit electronically generated, and I seem to feel good after wearing it on long flights or in traffic.’
- ‘The wind never left, still relentlessly blowing, the sea breeze refreshing during the beautiful setting of the sun.’
- ‘The long grass ripples like the ocean waves under the surprisingly gentle sea breeze.’
- ‘Her long hair fluttered as the sea breeze flowed by.’
- ‘Each of the hotel's 339 rooms offers a waterfront vista with a panoramic view of Tokyo Bay, made more accessible by large bay windows which partially open to allow a sea breeze.’
- ‘From the top, a large metal tower protruded, replete with viewing platforms and a proud pennon snapping in the sea breeze.’
2A cocktail typically consisting of vodka, grapefruit juice, and cranberry juice.
- ‘I had a Sea Breeze and a Mike's Hard Ice Tea (that I wanted to try and it was really good).’
- ‘Between us, we had a sea breeze, a margarita and a negroni.’
- ‘Ms Knox had the sea breeze, and so when the bill for €89.90 arrived we were totally nonplussed.’
- ‘Student bar staff don't know the difference between a sea breeze and a martini!’
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