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(noun) a high point of land or rock projecting into a body of water / (noun) a prominent mass of land overlooking or projecting into a lowland / (noun) a bodily prominence

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promontory



And so went the great unlocking of the fortress desk, promontory from which my father spent his life surveying his family and his money.

—p.164 [7] Money (149) by Ellen Ullmann
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6 years, 8 months ago


A rocky hill stands tall on a promontory jutting out to sea at the southernmost edge of the town; along with two other rocky atolls nearby, it is a recognisable landmark

—p.78 Chapter 2 – Harbour-making (49) by Laleh Khalili
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3 months ago


what it must be like to stand on this promontory of years, looking out. Promontory or proscenium, maybe: it is a subset of course of the dramatic monologue

—p.105 Poetry Lessons from the Advanced in Age (102) by Michael Hofmann
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2 years, 6 months ago


from a high promontory, hurled their cloaks and pots into the sea

—p.140 by Eduardo Galeano
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2 years, 4 months ago