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  • can see it from Promontory Point
  • The castle looms up on a craggy promontory above the North Sea.
  • a towering promontory that commands a magnificent view of the Colorado River canyon
  • As the car rushed along, the trees grew thicker and taller and leafier until, just as they’d hidden the sky completely, the forest abruptly ended and the road bent itself around a broad promontory.
    Norton Juster  --  The Phantom Tollbooth

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  • For three thousand years, this little promontory has known sieges.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • Serene and triumphant, framed in a golden aureole of light, the child smiled down at Sophie, securely perched on a mossy promontory, clutching the sprig of edelweiss.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • This quarter occupied, with its streets, squares, docks, and warehouses, all the space between the "promontory of the Treaty" and the river.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • 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.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • If these Afghans blew the whistle on us, we might all be killed, right out here on this rocky, burning-hot promontory, thousands and thousands of miles from home, light-years from help.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • The car was parked on a promontory where Perry and Dick had stopped to picnic.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood

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  • Redd stood before them on the jagged promontory of Mount Isolation.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • One of its chiefs, who understood Provencal, begged the commune of Marseilles to give them this bare and barren promontory, where, like the sailors of old, they had run their boats ashore.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • It had projections and angles and black holes, the lower sides of roofs, bays, and promontories.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Saw the cunning thoughts race in and out through the caves and promontories of his mind long before they darted out of the tunnel of his mouth.
    Zora Neale Hurston  --  Their Eyes Were Watching God
  • I could see the cool green tree-tops swaying together in the breeze, and I felt sure I should make the next promontory without fail.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Treasure Island
  • Leaving the promontory, Roran walked back to his makeshift tent, enjoying deep breaths of the salty air.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • It had the same long regularly graded retreating slope from above the brows, which were likewise very projecting, like two long promontories thickly wooded on top.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • It was not built on the shore, though there were a few huts and buildings there, but right out on the surface of the lake, protected from the swirl of the entering river by a promontory of rock which formed a calm bay.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Hobbit
  • One is alive, a castaway at sea; the other, Aias, perished with all hands- though first Poseidon landed him on Gyrai promontory, and saved him from the ocean.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • It was like a promontory above the surf.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • The shore that they were walking on drew nearer and nearer to the opposite shore, and as they came round each promontory the children expected to find the place where the two joined.
    C.S. Lewis  --  Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia
  • — My gentle Puck, come hither: thou remember’st Since once I sat upon a promontory, And heard a mermaid, on a dolphin’s back, Uttering such dulcet and harmonious breath, That the rude sea grew civil at her song, And certain stars shot madly from their spheres To hear the sea-maid’s music.
    William Shakespeare  --  A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • He started the engine and drove on another mile or more before stopping again, climbing out, carrying his lunch bucket, and walking to a little promontory where he could look back at that dusty city.
    Ray Bradbury  --  The Martian Chronicles
  • Scripturally, flight is one of the temptations of Christ: Satan asks him to demonstrate his divinity by launching himself from the promontory.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • Before us stretched a wide and lovely bay, fringed with yellow sands, either side extending into the distance, and almost lost to view in two shadowy promontories; enclosed by these two arms lay a sheet of rippling water, which reflected in its depths the glorious sun above.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • In the car, with Dick driving, they followed the little promontories of the lake, catching the burn of light and water in the windshield, tunnelling through cascades of evergreen.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • These inclinations are not whimsical usually, but their form, size, and direction are determined by the promontories of the shore, the ancient axes of elevation.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • The waves of this crowd, augmented incessantly, dashed against the angles of the houses which projected here and there, like so many promontories, into the irregular basin of the place.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • On February 6 the Nautilus cruised in sight of the city of Aden, perched on a promontory connected to the continent by a narrow isthmus, a sort of inaccessible Gibraltar whose fortifications the English rebuilt after capturing it in 1839.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • About 4:45 P.M when I reached the Balcony -the promontory at 27,600 feet on the Southeast Ridge where I’d sat watching the sunrise with Ang Dorje-I was shocked to encounter Beck Weathers, standing alone in the snow, shivering violently.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • Then a stone church hove into view, on a lovely promontory high above the lake.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • We were now within the embrace of a broad bay flanked on either hand by a low promontory.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Island of Dr. Moreau
  • This castle, through which the child was running to bring the good news of their mother’s love to his brothers, had begun, in the mists of the past, as that strange symbol of the Old Ones—a promontory fort.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • The fog of sultriness still hung over the city, but ahead lay a fresh world of ruffled waters, and distant promontories with light-houses in the sun.
    Edith Wharton  --  The Age of Innocence
  • The pond is not a large one - a quarter of a mile around its perimeter perhaps - so that by stepping out to any promontory, one can command a view of its entirety.
    Kazuo Ishiguro  --  The Remains of the Day
  • Beyond their buildings the forest thinned, and I saw that we were high on a promontory overlooking the island’s windward shore.
    Kenneth Oppel  --  Airborn
  • He took the path by the sombre promontory that contained the royal tombs.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • They were those which treat of the haunts of sea-fowl; of "the solitary rocks and promontories" by them only inhabited; of the coast of Norway, studded with isles from its southern extremity, the Lindeness, or Naze, to the North Cape — "Where the Northern Ocean, in vast whirls, Boils round the naked, melancholy isles Of farthest Thule; and the Atlantic surge Pours in among the stormy Hebrides."
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • At Lekton promontory, from the sea they veered inland and upland.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • It exactly answers my idea of a fine country, because it unites beauty with utility—and I dare say it is a picturesque one too, because you admire it; I can easily believe it to be full of rocks and promontories, grey moss and brush wood, but these are all lost on me.
    Jane Austen  --  Sense and Sensibility
  • Above the dark margin of the earth appeared foreshores and promontories of coppery cloud, bounding a green and pellucid expanse in the western sky.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • They were nearing the edge of the promontory, and the view was stealing round them, but the brown network of the bushes shattered it into countless pieces.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Room With A View
  • I have of late,—but wherefore I know not,—lost all my mirth, forgone all custom of exercises; and indeed, it goes so heavily with my disposition that this goodly frame, the earth, seems to me a sterile promontory; this most excellent canopy, the air, look you, this brave o’erhanging firmament, this majestical roof fretted with golden fire,—why, it appears no other thing to me than a foul and pestilent congregation of vapours.
    William Shakespeare  --  Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
  • He spent an hour scrambling up a slope of scree, hoping for a vantage point above the boulders and icebergs, a place where he might snare the landmark he was looking for, the great rocky promontory of Urdukas, which thrust out onto the Baltoro like a massive fist, and haul himself back toward the trail.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • And they had come upon a low promontory that separated one part of the beach from the next.
    Dave Eggers  --  Zeitoun
  • Later I carried Alpha’s body to the promontory where I had buried Tuk so many weeks earlier.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • In the sea five years he sojourned, Waited five years, waited six years, Seven years also, even eight years, On the surface of the ocean, By a nameless promontory,Near a barren, treeless country.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • Behind the houses, reaching to the sky, rose a promontory of uncultivated highland with a wrought-iron cornice at the edge of the precipice.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • Meanwhile, the wind having changed we were compelled to head for the land, and ply our oars to avoid being driven on shore; but it was our good fortune to reach a creek that lies on one side of a small promontory or cape, called by the Moors that of the "Cava rumia," which in our language means "the wicked Christian woman;" for it is a tradition among them that La Cava, through whom Spain was lost, lies buried at that spot; "cava" in their language meaning "wicked woman," and "rumia"
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • …To hear the solemn curfew; by whose aid,— Weak masters though ye be,—I have bedimm’d The noontide sun, call’d forth the mutinous winds, And ’twixt the green sea and the azur’d vault Set roaring war: to the dread rattling thunder Have I given fire, and rifted Jove’s stout oak With his own bolt: the strong-bas’d promontory Have I made shake; and by the spurs pluck’d up The pine and cedar: graves at my command Have wak’d their sleepers, op’d, and let them forth By my so potent art.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Tempest
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