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Definitiona natural elevation — often a rocky one that juts out into the sea
- The most violent storm hung exactly north of the town, over the part of the lake which lies between the promontory of Belrive and the village of Copet.Chapter 7 (47% in)
- In one spot you view rugged hills, ruined castles overlooking tremendous precipices, with the dark Rhine rushing beneath; and on the sudden turn of a promontory, flourishing vineyards with green sloping banks and a meandering river and populous towns occupy the scene.Chapter 18 (72% in)
- I carefully traced the windings of the land and hailed a steeple which I at length saw issuing from behind a small promontory.Chapter 20 (84% in)
- As I turned the promontory I perceived a small neat town and a good harbour, which I entered, my heart bounding with joy at my unexpected escape.Chapter 20 (86% in)
There are no more uses of "promontory" in Frankenstein.
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