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There’s nothing for the snow to bond to except for itself and granite.

To my back was an outrageous view of the Sphinx, a massive granite sentinel that towers ominously over the entire valley.

Yosemite features some of the world’s tallest granite walls, a parade of thundering waterfalls, and colossal domes and peaks carved in part by the ferocious power of ancient glaciers and volcanoes.

In summer and fall, rock climbers go to City of Rocks National Reserve in southern Idaho—about three hours north of Salt Lake City or ten-plus hours from Seattle—to scale the granite faces the park is known for.

Most—though not all—activities involve finding ways to engage with it, whether that’s hiking along the coast, climbing the many pink granite cliffs, or kayaking or sailing to its offshore islands.

After that granite band is filled in, there are seven more blank ones on the next block.

Republican Scott Brown, the former Massachusetts senator now running in the Granite State, is the best conveyor of the message.

He was told it had gone well, he said, and he has already received two more invitations to the Granite State.

Two hours east of Dallas, sun-drenched granite cliffs loom high above the cloudy waters of Possum Kingdom Lake.

The sand on its namesake beach turns gray as the sun dips behind the Two Brothers, twin granite spires at the far side of the bay.

Why not have sought out the pure white lime-rocks of the flat country, or the grey granite of the hills?

On the opposite side of the stream, set back about thirty paces from the brink, stood a granite boulder.

The Piedmont also has a great variety of rocks, including granite and soapstone which are currently commercially important.

It is protected by a stupendous granite breakwater, costing many millions and affording a delightful promenade on a fine day.

The hills of Mount Upstart are of primitive form, and were judged to be composed of granite.


On this page you'll find 34 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to granite, such as: ash, ashen, battleship, cinereal, clouded, and dingy.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.