Their observations inform us that Abyssinia, where the Nile rises and waters vast
tracts of land, is full of mountains, and in its natural situation much higher than Egypt; that all the winter, from June to September, no day is without rain; that the Nile receives in its course all the rivers, brooks, and torrents which fall from those mountains; these necessarily swell it above the banks, and fill the plains of Egypt with the inundation.
By degrees the wind abated, vast
gray clouds rolled towards the west, and the blue firmament appeared studded with bright stars.
With this purpose in view, he sent a skilful architect to build him such a palace as should be fit for a man of his vast
wealth to live in.
Occasionally the monotony of this vast
wilderness is interrupted by mountainous belts of sand and limestone, broken into confused masses; with precipitous cliffs and yawning ravines, looking like the ruins of a world; or is traversed by lofty and barren ridges of rock, almost impassable, like those denominated the Black Hills.
In the vast
desolation of such a place as complied with the necessary conditions, there must have been such profusion of natural growth as would bar the progress of men formed as we are.
As far as I can see, Italy, for fifteen hundred years, has turned all her energies, all her finances, and all her industry to the building up of a vast
array of wonderful church edifices, and starving half her citizens to accomplish it.
After a thousand scenes of pillage, of vexation, and attacks by armed forces, their caravan arrived, in October, at the vast
oasis of Asben.
However, on we went, till we saw before us, and between ourselves and the peak, a vast
circular hole with sloping sides, three hundred feet or more in depth, and quite half a mile round.
It is a salutary discipline to consider the vast
number of books that are written, the fair hopes with which their authors see them published, and the fate which awaits them.
But make our fundamental convictions your own, join our brotherhood, give yourself up to us, let yourself be guided, and you will at once feel yourself, as I have felt myself, a part of that vast
invisible chain the beginning of which is hidden in heaven," said Pierre.
WHEN MAN first saw the Camel, he was so frightened at his vast
size that he ran away.
A TRAVELLER arriving at the capitol of the nation saw a vast
plain outside the wall, filled with struggling and shouting men.
It was indeed an enormous crowd which covered the whole vast
plain from the line of vineyards to the river bank.
there were vast
numbers of spectators who had not even taken their customary lunch
The eye caught the vast
outline of those immense depressions inappropriately called "seas," but they could not recognize their nature.