Pisgah sight

Pis·​gah sight | \ ˈpizgə \

Definition of Pisgah sight

: a distant view (as of an unobtainable objective) only a Pisgah sight of the promised land of long-deferred discovery— I. B. Hart

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History and Etymology for Pisgah sight

from Mt. Pisgah, Palestine, from which Moses was allowed to see the Promised Land according to Deuteronomy 3:27

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“Pisgah sight.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pisgah%20sight. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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