Pisgah sight


Pis·​gah sight
: a distant view (as of an unobtainable objective)
only a Pisgah sight of the promised land of long-deferred discoveryI. B. Hart

Word History


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 19 Jul. 2024.

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