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a view of a possible future
  • But for the south porch, the Maycomb County courthouse was early Victorian, presenting an unoffensive vista when seen from the north.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
vista = view
  • I have taken a moment here to rest, to steal a view of the glorious vista that surrounds me, to look back on the distance I have come.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • Unlike the one in the foyer, it was hardly professional, with no dramatic vista behind us.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Just Listen
  • In one moment, Sarayu's words opened up a new vista into Kate's struggle.
    William P. Young  --  The Shack
  • And now a new vista of peril opened before her.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • Full souls are double mirrors, making still An endless vista of fair things before, Repeating things behind.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • It was the most forbidding vista Eragon had clapped eyes upon.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • It has a screen with a programmable vista: You can jog through the woods, or run the New York Marathon.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • Then he came to a place where the timbered slope fell away steeply and a wide vista opened to the north and the west.
    Hal Borland  --  When the Legends Die
  • At Buona Vista, Wimbledon.
    Agatha Christie  --  Early Cases Of Hercule Poirot
  • I held her and looked across the long vista of the room to where Claudia stood, with that strange coffin, watching me.
    Anne Rice  --  Interview with the Vampire
  • The vista coming over the mountains was quite stunning.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • The vista into depth closes over.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • And then down the vista of the counters came a bawling of 'Here he is!'
    H.G. Wells  --  The Invisible Man
  • Piper tried to remember the vista in her dreams.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • As we passed Dundas Island, though, the vista suddenly widened.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • Summer had come and the advanced grade and the glowing, incalculable and unlimned vista of the school vacation-that had remained unlimned.
    Henry Roth  --  Call It Sleep
  • Some way down the central vista was a little table of white metal, laid with what seemed a meal.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Time Machine
  • Far, far down a vista of intolerable light, a tiny daub of black cotton, Twosie had stationed herself at the edge of things, and slept and fished.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • On this strange sort of school-but-not-school day, and with the snowy vista outside, Emily Sue's kitchen seemed twice as welcome, and warm, and fun.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky

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