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promontory
used in A Room With A View

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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
  • 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.
    Chapter 6 (90% in)
  • A hollow like a great amphitheatre, full of terraced steps and misty olives, now lay between them and the heights of Fiesole, and the road, still following its curve, was about to sweep on to a promontory which stood out in the plain.
    Chapter 6 (59% in)
  • It was this promontory, uncultivated, wet, covered with bushes and occasional trees, which had caught the fancy of Alessio Baldovinetti nearly five hundred years before.
    Chapter 6 (59% in)
  • Seated on a promontory herself, she could see the pine-clad promontories descending one beyond another into the Weald.
    Chapter 10 (53% in)
  • Seated on a promontory herself, she could see the pine-clad promontories descending one beyond another into the Weald.
    Chapter 10 (53% in)

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