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Definition in line with the floor, horizon, or another flat base
  • Paintings in which horizontal lines dominate, tend to be relaxing.
horizontal = in line with the floor, horizon, or another flat base
  • The whole thing goes horizontally, too, at least it seems so, and I exhaust myself in trying to distinguish the order of its going in that direction.
    Charlotte Perkins Gilman  --  The Yellow Wallpaper
  • horizontally = in a manner that is in line with the floor, horizon, or another flat base
  • His face was striped horizontally with bands of blue and yellow.
    Katherine Applegate  --  Everworld - Search For Senna
  • Why did you hold the candle horizontally?
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • I'd draw six vertical lines and intersect them with six horizontal lines, and then I'd fill in every other little square with my pen.
    John Corey Whaley  --  Nogin
  • He held the bow horizontally in the usual ancient style.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • The word shaker and the young man climbed up to the horizontal trunk.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • A stainless steel door, with a wide horizontal handle.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • Objects were represented by their colors only; circular horizontal streaks of color—that was all he saw.
    Ambrose Bierce  --  An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge
  • Shadows from the legs of the kitchen table lay across the linoleum in horizontal stripes like the shadows of prison bars.
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • His neat pencil mustache divided his upper lip horizontally into half and ended exactly in line with the ends of his mouth.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • Keep your head horizontal for a minute so it will get the flow of blood.
    William Styron  --  Sophie's Choice
  • She looks to her left and right in the pew and turns the postcard from upright to horizontal, flattening it against the open book so no one can see.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • She couldn't get over the fact that Park spent most of his time in this room horizontal.
    Rainbow Rowell  --  Eleanor & Park
  • "Look at this — " He pointed to a box connected to his own by a horizontal line; it read: ASSISTANT TO COMMANDANT (Miss Kendrick).
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Starship Troopers
  • A long, black stream of carriages poured down the avenue, intersected here and there by other streams, tending horizontally.
    Willa Cather  --  Paul's Case
  • BELLO: (Ruthlessly) No, Leopold Bloom, all is changed by woman's will since you slept horizontal in Sleepy Hollow your night of twenty years.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • In its surface were two iron staples, distant from each other about two feet, horizontally.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Cask of Amontillado
  • The Lunar catapult is straight so far as the eye can see and so nearly horizontal that the barges just miss some peaks beyond it.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • At first sight it seemed that an enormous horizontal door was flying up the road toward them.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement

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