Horizon in a sentence

The word "horizon" in a example sentences. Learn the definition of horizon and how to use it in a sentence.

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Definition of Horizon

  • The line which bounds that part of the earth's surface visible to a spectator from a given point; the apparent junction of the earth and sky.
  • A plane passing through the eye of the spectator and at right angles to the vertical at a given place; a plane tangent to the earth's surface at that place; called distinctively the sensible horizon.
  • A plane parallel to the sensible horizon of a place, and passing through the earth's center; -- called also rational horizonorcelestial horizon.
  • The unbroken line separating sky and water, as seen by an eye at a given elevation, no land being visible.
  • The epoch or time during which a deposit was made.
  • The chief horizontal line in a picture of any sort, which determines in the picture the height of the eye of the spectator; in an extended landscape, the representation of the natural horizon corresponds with this line.
  • The limit of a person's range of perception, capabilities, or experience; as, children raised in the inner city have limited horizons.
  • A boundary point or line, or a time point, beyond which new knowledge or experiences may be found; as, more powerful computers are just over the horizon.
  • the range of interest or activity that can be anticipated
  • the line at which the sky and Earth appear to meet
  • the great circle on the celestial sphere whose plane passes through the sensible horizon and the center of the Earth
  • a specific layer or stratum of soil or subsoil in a vertical cross section of land

How to use horizon in a sentence. Horizon pronunciation.

Before her, east, west, and north, lay the wooded landscape, soft of hue beneath the summer sky, spreading its tranquil beauty far away to the mists of the horizon.
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Gorki came up on the literary horizon like an evil storm, darkening the sky, casting an awful shadow across the world's mirth and laughter, and making us shudder in the cold and gloom..
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The officers are a collection of hideously selfish, brutal, drunken, licentious beasts; their mental horizon is almost inconceivably narrow, far narrower than that of mediaeval monks in a monastery.
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The island was barely descried on the horizon, and was not to be noticed at all; but as Sir Thomas looked at it, he was _seized by an unaccountable desire to steer toward it_.
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Her eyes rested upon a frightful mass of wild storm-clouds, covering the western horizon, and approaching with rapid fury.
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From the top of the Lane, where Champion Hill enjoys an aristocratic seclusion, is obtainable a glimpse of open fields and of a wooded horizon southward.
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Wandering on to an eminence, his discouraged eye swept but a fresh horizon of apple-trees and heads of barley, and he was about to turn back when a strange sound suddenly arrested his steps.
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Ere the showery fire-flies have ceased to shine, and the blue lights to play about the tremulous horizon, amid the voices of a thousand birds, the dancers solace themselves with the rarest fruits, the most delicate fish, and the most delicious wines; but flesh they love not.
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The sky was cloudless, except in the direction to which he was driving; but even as Popanilla observed, with some misgivings, the mass of vapours which had there congregated, the great square and solid black clouds drew off like curtains, and revealed to his entranced vision a magnificent city rising out of the sea. Tower, and dome, and arch, column, and spire, and obelisk, and lofty terraces, and many-windowed palaces, rose in all directions from a mass of building which appeared to him each instant to grow more huge, till at length it seemed to occupy the whole horizon.
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The run from Cork to Liverpool would be slower, but the wind might veer a little, and in four-and-twenty hours the Welsh mountains would begin to show above the horizon.
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The darkness of the night and the almost round moon high in the southern horizon suited his mood.
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And he loved this country, this poor Western plain with shapely mountains enclosing the horizon.
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He stood watching the moon setting high above the south-western horizon.
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For from the setting of the sun till it had come again to the eastern horizon, he stood all night with hands uplift to heaven, neither soothed with sleep nor conquered by fatigue.
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About sixty years ago Bahá’u’lláh appeared upon the eastern horizon.
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His Holiness Bahá’u’lláh has risen from the eastern horizon.
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Just as the phenomenal sun shines upon the material world producing life and growth, likewise the spiritual or prophetic Sun confers illumination upon the human world of thought and intelligence, and unless it rose upon the horizon of human existence the kingdom of man would become dark and extinguished.
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Souls who focus their vision upon the Sun of Reality will be the recipients of light no matter from what point it rises, but those who are fettered by adoration of the dawning-point are deprived when it appears in a different station upon the spiritual horizon.
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Be as lights of the world which cannot be hid and which have no setting in horizons of darkness.
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From another horizon we see Muḥammad the prophet of Arabia appearing.
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Examples of Horizon

Example #1
In vivacious company she would have called it, and perhaps have thought it, a charming view; alone, she had no eye for such things-an indifference characteristic of her mind, and not at all dependent upon its mood.
Example #2
Louise noticed them, only to think for a moment what ugly trees they were.
Example #3
Gorki completely satisfied that strange but almost universal desire of well-fed and comfortable people to go slumming.
Example #4
He was a new sensation, he shocked us, and gave us strange thrills, after the manner of new and unexpected sensations.
Example #5
The soldiers are in worse plight than prisoners, being absolutely at the mercy of the alcoholic caprices of their superiors.
Example #6
Among these Russian officers and soldiers there is not one gleam of patriotism to glorify the drudgery; there is positively no ideal, even dim-descried.