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promontory

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Definition a high point of land or rock that overlooks land at lower elevation — often a rocky one that juts out into the sea
  • 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
  • Redd stood before them on the jagged promontory of Mount Isolation.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • promontory = a high point of rock that overlooks land at lower elevation
  • The checkered land stretched before them, the promontory of Mount Isolation visible in the middle distance.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • promontory = a high point of rock that overlooks land at lower elevation
  • He took the path by the sombre promontory that contained the royal tombs.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • Then a stone church hove into view, on a lovely promontory high above the lake.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • This 1,400 acre promontory overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge was home to the Western Regional Finals.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • He made a dark, powerful figure, and he fitted that wild promontory.
    Zane Grey  --  The Light of Western Stars
  • It was like a promontory above the surf.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • And they had come upon a low promontory that separated one part of the beach from the next.
    Dave Eggers  --  Zeitoun
  • Leaving the promontory, Roran walked back to his makeshift tent, enjoying deep breaths of the salty air.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • At Lekton promontory, from the sea they veered inland and upland.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • 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
  • On all sides were capes and promontories and enormous cliffs, partially worn by the eternal breaking of the waves, through countless ages!
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • It had projections and angles and black holes, the lower sides of roofs, bays, and promontories.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • 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

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