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Synonyms for horizon

Synonyms for horizon

the extent of one's perception, understanding, knowledge, or vision

Synonyms for horizon

the line at which the sky and Earth appear to meet

the range of interest or activity that can be anticipated

a specific layer or stratum of soil or subsoil in a vertical cross section of land

the great circle on the celestial sphere whose plane passes through the sensible horizon and the center of the Earth

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Unless our philosophy hears the cock crow in every barnyard within our horizon, it is belated.
The sea stretched away to the south-west, to rise into a sharp bright horizon against the wan sky.
The troop of friends saw it gain the opposite bank; the figures were defined like black shadows on the red-tinted horizon.
In another direction were to be seen some of the sources of the Oregon, or Columbia, flowing to the northwest, past those towering landmarks the Three Tetons, and pouring down into the great lava plain; while, almost at the captain's feet, the Green River, or Colorado of the West, set forth on its wandering pilgrimage to the Gulf of California; at first a mere mountain torrent, dashing northward over a crag and precipice, in a succession of cascades, and tumbling into the plain where, expanding into an ample river, it circled away to the south, and after alternately shining out and disappearing in the mazes of the vast landscape, was finally lost in a horizon of mountains.
The next day there were very few ships in sight from our mast-heads - seven at most, perhaps, with a few more distant specks, hull down, beyond the magic ring of the horizon.
From that place you will see, as a Paradise, the black trees of Belle-Isle against the sky; you will see the white line of the castle, which cuts the horizon of the sea like a blade.
Far off in the west they descried a range of lofty mountains printing the clear horizon, some of them evidently capped with snow.
From the middle of the building an ugly flat-topped octagonal tower ascended against the east horizon, and viewed from this spot, on its shady side and against the light, it seemed the one blot on the city's beauty.
For a long while his quest was fruitless; the wind carried him toward the west until he came in sight of the famous Mountains of the Moon, which grouped themselves in a semicircle around the extremity of Lake Tanganayika; their ridges, but slightly indented, stood out against the bluish horizon, so that they might have been mistaken for a natural fortification, not to be passed by the explorers of the centre of Africa.
At his feet, some chickens were searching the thickets and pecking, enamelled beetles ran about in the sun; overhead, some groups of dappled gray clouds were floating across the blue sky; on the horizon, the spire of the Abbey Saint-Victor pierced the ridge of the hill with its slate obelisk; and the miller of the Copeaue hillock was whistling as he watched the laborious wings of his mill turning.
But scarcely half an hour after the sail had been hoisted, the rowers became inactive, reclining on their benches, and, making an eye-shade with their hands, pointed out to each other a white spot which appeared on the horizon as motionless as a gull rocked by the viewless respiration of the waves.
The whole sun appeared on the horizon and disappeared behind a long narrow cloud that hung above it.
Fortunately the small boats presented a rather poor target, which, combined with the bad marksmanship of the Germans preserved their occupants from harm; and after a few minutes a blotch of smoke appeared upon the eastern horizon and the U-boat submerged and disappeared.
Look," said the girl dully, indicating the horizon with an apathetic gesture.
From the pebbled beach to the horizon there was nothing to break the monotony of that empty waste of waters.