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synonyms for lay of the land

  • how the land lies
  • how things stand
  • lay
  • lie
  • look of things
  • orientation
  • picture
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How to use lay of the land in a sentence

A small book, bound in full purple calf, lay half hidden in a nest of fine tissue paper on the dressing-table.
HILDA LESSWAYSARNOLD BENNETT
Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
Then with your victorious legions you can march south and help drive the Yankee invaders from the land.
THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
The seed of discontent was again germinating under the duplicity of the Spanish lay and clerical authorities.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
It is a lofty and richly-decorated pile of the fourteenth century; and tells of the labours and the wealth of a foreign land.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 60, NO. 372, OCTOBER 1846VARIOUS
Worst danger zone, the open sea, now traversed, but on land not yet out of the wood.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
At the sight, Felipe flung himself on his knees before her; he kissed the aged hands as they lay trembling in her lap.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
It was more like the boarding of a ship than any land fight I had ever seen or imagined.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
Alone Orlean lay trying vainly to forget something—something that stood like a spectre before her eyes.
THE HOMESTEADEROSCAR MICHEAUX
Sometimes the child lay so still that Aristide arose to see whether he was alive.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
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WORDS RELATED TO LAY OF THE LAND

  • big picture
  • full particulars
  • ins and outs
  • lay of the land
  • the score
  • whole picture
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