Examples from literature
- The course now lay from point to point, in order to avoid being becalmed within the indentations of the coast.
- The day passed without any change in the positions of the vessels, for they still lay becalmed.
- They were often becalmed and took months to cross the ocean.
- We mustn't show more lights than we can help, when becalmed at night so near the land.
- What if we should be becalmed?