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It was a landmark Supreme Court decision.
  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
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landmark landmarks landmarked landmarking
Strongly Associated with:   hallmark
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  • It was a landmark Supreme Court decision.
  • 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

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  • The first landmark was that day in the woods with the dog.
    Robert Cormier  --  I Am the Cheese
  • 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
  • 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
  • This was a new place with no signs or landmarks.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • I’m not sure what the point of the landmark was except to serve as a vague symbol of the middle of the country: You Are Here.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • She walks quickly—without even a faint hint of the limp she had when she left—and purposefully, like New Yorkers do, pointing out landmarks here and there like a professional tour guide.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went

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  • No exteriors of the houses, no addresses or street signs or landmarks.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • There are landmarks and signposts for those who know what to look for.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • The only real landmarks were bizarre and colorful lawn ornaments, of which Circle Village was a veritable open-air museum.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • It wasn’t until 1967 that the United States Supreme Court finally struck down anti-miscegenation statutes in Loving v. Virginia, but restrictions on interracial marriage persisted even after that landmark ruling.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • Over two hundred feet from one bank to another, and arching more than sixty feet at its peak, Stonebridge had more stories and legends surrounding it than any other University landmark.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • My first landmark would be the elves’ Forest.
    Gail Carson Levine  --  Ella Enchanted
  • Even in the rain he could make out the landmarks, looking surprisingly the way the books had pictured them—the Lee Mansion high on the hill, the bridge, and twice around the circle, so he could get a good look at Abraham Lincoln looking out across the city, the White House and the Monument and at the other end the Capitol.
    Katherine Paterson  --  Bridge to Terabithia
  • The tall spires of churches, the Courthouse dome, the stately blocks that were the pride of the city and the admiration of visitors, the noted landmarks . everything had disappeared.
    Jim Murphy  --  The Great Fire
  • Measurements had been done to all relevant landmarks and other objects in the rooms.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • He imagines two observers in a field pacing out the distance between them, then leveling their eyes on a far-off landmark: a sailing ship or a smokestack.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • I went from bank to bank, blind as a shorn Samson, searching for landmarks that would set my course aright.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • BOAR’S HEAD INN, read the Old English letters around the china rim, AN AMERICAN LANDMARK.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • The Athena Parthenos was the tallest landmark for miles around.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • When he got out of the subway, he looked up and found his landmark: the two silver buildings jutting into the sky.
    Lauren Tarshis  --  I Survived: The Attacks of September 11, 2001
  • Though we’d been driving a while, there were no landmarks, and it was impossible to say where we were going or in which direction.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • He points out landmarks as we pass, explaining what seems like every statue and street corner.
    Victoria Aveyard  --  Red Queen
  • Jenks saw a landmark he recognized.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • She tried to remember landmarks as they rode placidly along the hard path, through the deep green woods, along the dark hum of the river.
    Nora Roberts  --  Dark Witch
  • Soon, a familiar landmark rose above the industrial wasteland.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  Uglies
  • A gold plaque declares it a historical landmark.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • I found my landmark, the local post office, pulled in behind the building, and parked.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • Mariam concentrated on these things, these landmarks.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • About noon Mudge perceived by certain landmarks that he was crossing the Platte River.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • I pointed to the landmark that used to serve as a guide for me when I was a kid.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • It is only by remembering certain complex landmarks that I am able to do it.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • When they flew back beneath the clouds a little while later, they had to squint through the darkness for a landmark they knew.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • It was shapeless and yet significant: like a landmark, or a guarding finger, or more like a warning.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
  • One of the few landmarks in town.
    Jay Asher  --  Thirteen Reasons Why
  • The book was full of detailed information on Japan’s ports, the ships in its harbors and the fuels they used, and the distances between cities and landmarks.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • 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
  • Every decade has had its landmark moments in HeLa research, and the connection between HPV and cervical cancer was only one of several in the eighties.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • The French government taxes him at absurd rates because he bought a historic landmark.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • Two wits engaged in a duel, butting each other in the belly with famous spires, great landmarks of the city that greet the ships approaching from across the ocean.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • I followed the map to a tee, pacing my steps, trying to identify the landmarks that my squad leader had highlighted.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • The constancy of the place brought back a flood of memories, and she felt her insides tighten as one by one she recognized landmarks she’d long since forgotten.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Notebook
  • I walked up toward the river, trying to pick out specific landmarks, but all I recognized was a small rise where Jimmy Cross had set up his command post that night.
    Tim O’Brien  --  The Things They Carried
  • The City Hall subway station had been out of use since 1945, though the city still kept it in order as a landmark; the 6 train ran through it on occasion to make a turnaround, but no one ever stood on this platform.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • Milam Park, surrounded by the neat houses of old Clarkston, was one of the few defining landmarks of the town, and seeing its pristine fields overrun with soccer players would be an alarming sign for some in town.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • It was a natural landmark where campers often rendezvoused on hunting expeditions, but now there was nobody around.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Battle of the Labyrinth
  • All the roads were hidden, not a single landmark was visible, only a waste of snow with trees rising out of it.
    Helen Keller  --  Story of My Life
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