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Definition 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
  • It was a landmark Supreme Court decision.
landmark = very important
  • 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
  • The dish, one of the most distinctive landmarks on the Fairbanks skyline, had been erected to collect data from satellites equipped with synthetic aperture radar of Walt McCandless's design.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • landmarks = something easily recognized
  • 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
  • landmark = something easily recognized (such as a geographic feature) — especially one that helps one to know where she is
  • The first landmark was that day in the woods with the dog.
    Robert Cormier  --  I Am the Cheese
  • landmark = something very important
  • 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
  • landmark = something easily recognized
  • In Roman mythology, Terminus was the god who presided over boundaries or landmarks.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • This was my first time in the Quarter, so I didn't know any landmarks, nor would I have noticed any.
    Peter Jenkins  --  A Walk Across America
  • At the end it was cut short off by a wooden gate, beyond which was a pasture and then a deep ditch which was a town landmark.
    William Faulkner  --  Light in August
  • Then models, to scale, of various notable buildings, ships and landmarks.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • Jenks saw a landmark he recognized.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • The wrought-iron fence held a plaque declaring that this was a San Francisco landmark, erected as an orphanage after the Great Earthquake.
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter's Daughter
  • Swiftly he descended, almost always sure of his memory of the landmarks.
    Zane Grey  --  The Lone Star Ranger
  • This was a new place with no signs or landmarks.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • About noon Mudge perceived by certain landmarks that he was crossing the Platte River.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • 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
  • But now those landmarks in their courtship have faded, have given way to the occasion they are now celebrating.
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
  • Like distant landmarks you are approaching, cause and effect begin to align themselves, draw closer together.
    Eudora Welty  --  One Writer's Beginnings

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