the horizon

noun

: the line where the earth or sea seems to meet the sky
The sun rose slowly over/above the eastern horizon.

Examples of the horizon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Port Townsend The breathtaking views and opportunities to see local wildlife like orcas are reason enough to visit Port Townsend, which juts out into the whale-rich waters of the Puget Sound, with jagged mountains slicing the horizon. Zoe Baillargeon, Travel + Leisure, 10 May 2024 Look for the horizon: The northern horizon, that is. Alex Groth, Journal Sentinel, 9 May 2024 From the road, it can be identified only from its logo: an illuminati eye nestled into a pyramid, which sheds a tear into a river that vanishes into the horizon. Renée Reizman, Los Angeles Times, 8 May 2024 Latitude, the parallel lines that measure a north-south position on Earth’s surface, can be derived fairly easily from the length of the day or the height of the sun and other stars above the horizon. Yaakov Zinberg, Smithsonian Magazine, 4 Apr. 2024 In the rural area along the Straits, where birch and cedar trees line single-lane highways and the next bend in the road might offer a glimpse of shimmering blue lake waters stretching to the horizon, the fate of Line 5 is weighing on residents. Dionne Searcey, New York Times, 27 Mar. 2024 With little warning, the clouds cluttering the horizon start to vanish before your eyes. Ayurella Horn-Muller, CNN, 30 Mar. 2024 The mountains would be an excellent place to enjoy the 360-degree sunset that turns the horizon pinkish in all directions. Jamie Carter, Travel + Leisure, 27 Mar. 2024 Massive plumes of smoke choked the horizon as the flames drove toward the town of 1,700. Melissa Gomez, Los Angeles Times, 15 Mar. 2024

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“The horizon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20horizon. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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