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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HORIZON

No sooner was the first light streaking the horizon to the east than Andrew wakened.

He kept his eyes upon the Star, where it burned white on the horizon.

Above the horizon is a goddess who holds in her left hand an ear of corn.

And almost immediately the rim of the sun showed above the horizon.

Those that sit on the edge of the horizon are huge and golden, like desert watch-fires.

Fancy seeing this temple, of all others, without an Anthony of any sort on the horizon!

Next day several icebergs and hummocks were noticed on the horizon.

But the night was black as ink, the darkness had submerged the horizon.

And between ourselves what dupery there is in science, how it narrows our horizon!

A slight drizzle of rain had set in, and the horizon was not many miles from the ship.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., orisoun, from Old French orizon (14c., Modern French horizon), earlier orizonte (13c.), from Latin horizontem (nominative horizon), from Greek horizon kyklos "bounding circle," from horizein "bound, limit, divide, separate," from horos "boundary." The h- was restored 17c. in imitation of Latin.

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