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Definition something very important


something easily recognized (such as a monument, building, or geographic feature) — especially one that helps one to know where she is; or that is a tourist destination
  • It was a landmark Supreme Court decision.
landmark = very important
  • the church steeple provided a convenient landmark
  • a landmark day in the history of this great institution
  • As Antonia said, the whole world was changed by the snow; we kept looking in vain for familiar landmarks.
    Willa Cather  --  My Antonia
  • But the stately head of this old pine towered above them all and made a landmark for sea and shore miles and miles away.
    Sarah Jewett  --  A White Heron
  • landmark = something easily recognized (such as a geographic feature) — especially one that helps one to know where she is
  • The first landmark was that day in the woods with the dog.
    Robert Cormier  --  I Am the Cheese
  • landmark = something very important
  • so that if they had once left behind the pool that led to our own world without making some sort of landmark, the chances would have been a hundred to one against their ever finding it again.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Magician's Nephew
  • landmark = something easily recognized
  • In Roman mythology, Terminus was the god who presided over boundaries or landmarks.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • This was my first time in the Quarter, so I didn't know any landmarks, nor would I have noticed any.
    Peter Jenkins  --  A Walk Across America
  • At the end it was cut short off by a wooden gate, beyond which was a pasture and then a deep ditch which was a town landmark.
    William Faulkner  --  Light in August
  • Then models, to scale, of various notable buildings, ships and landmarks.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • Jenks saw a landmark he recognized.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • The wrought-iron fence held a plaque declaring that this was a San Francisco landmark, erected as an orphanage after the Great Earthquake.
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter's Daughter
  • Swiftly he descended, almost always sure of his memory of the landmarks.
    Zane Grey  --  The Lone Star Ranger
  • This was a new place with no signs or landmarks.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • About noon Mudge perceived by certain landmarks that he was crossing the Platte River.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • I could remember hardly any exact details from that night, in the way of landmarks, and of course there were precious few there to begin with.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Bean Trees
  • But now those landmarks in their courtship have faded, have given way to the occasion they are now celebrating.
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
  • Like distant landmarks you are approaching, cause and effect begin to align themselves, draw closer together.
    Eudora Welty  --  One Writer's Beginnings
  • Without landmarks, I'm geographically dyslexic.
    Chris Crutcher  --  Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes

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