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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LANDMARK

In the morning some peak in the blue distance would be noted as a landmark.

And eagerly he recognized, and loved, every landmark on the road.

"Yander's Jemmy-Danny-Billy's," they would say, and steer home by that landmark.

Tom was at the masthead, endeavouring to pick up some landmark.

The church is cruciform, and its spire the landmark for the surrounding country.

They were determined to find that landmark and strike out for it.

They destroyed the aliso and there was no other landmark to steer by.

Why, if it had a landmark like that there should be no trouble.

It is a new thing in our history and a landmark in our progress.

At dusk the fog was so thick that every landmark had been blotted from sight.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English landmearc, from land (n.) + mearc (see mark (n.1)). Originally "object set up to mark the boundaries of a kingdom, estate, etc.;" general sense of "conspicuous object in a landscape" is from 1560s. Modern figurative sense of "event, etc., considered a high point in history" is from 1859.

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