Examples of terra firma in a Sentence
after that nightmarish storm, the sailors were grateful to reach terra firma
Recent Examples of terra firma from the Web
At 2-5, losing three of its last four and coming off a 35-3 stomping at Boston College, Florida State increasingly resembles a Coyote (Loseibus Vulgaris) plunging toward terra firma.
Visual stimulation runs rampant: A huge rear wing and various vents and slats all over the body do their best to keep this Vette on terra firma.
While his previous novels were peopled with telepathic children, vengeful jinns, and levitating gardeners, The Golden House is tethered to terra firma.
On those barrier islands, some of the country's most expensive real estate sits on a narrow spit of land, with sometimes just a few hundred feet of terra firma separating the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway.
There’s also a mailbox located on terra firma at the resort that will mail the waterproof postcards.
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Origin and Etymology of terra firma
First Known Use: 1638See Words from the same year
TERRA FIRMA Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of terra firma for English Language Learners
: dry and solid ground as compared to air or water
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