ho·​ri·​zon·​less hə-ˈrī-zᵊn-ləs How to pronounce horizonless (audio)
: having no horizon

Examples of horizonless in a Sentence

a horizonless array of opportunities for a young, ambitious person at the new company
Recent Examples on the Web Public health officials who don't understand how much many people loathe wearing face coverings for more than a few minutes at a time aren't doing anyone any favors by offering no conceivable respite from this grim, horizonless expanse of mask-wearing. David Faris, The Week, 25 Aug. 2021 The world of this Macbeth feels as horizonless as the king-to-be’s prospects. K. Austin Collins, Rolling Stone, 15 Jan. 2022 In front of us, there is nothing but horizonless blue ocean. James Nestor, Scientific American, 12 Feb. 2018 The austere landscape surrounding Albuquerque finds its way into his light-filled, horizonless canvases, soaked in the palette of the Southwest. Julia Couzens, sacbee, 26 Oct. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1839, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of horizonless was circa 1839

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“Horizonless.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/horizonless. Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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