Pisgah sight

noun Pis·gah sight \ˈpizgə\

Definition of Pisgah sight

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of 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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to cast off or become cast off

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