horizon

noun
1 line where earth and sky meet
ADJECTIVE
northern, southern, etc.
distant, far

The sea stretched away to the distant horizon.

VERB + HORIZON
scan

The captain scanned the horizon for any sign of other vessels.

PREPOSITION
above the horizon

I watched the pale sun climb over the horizon.

below the horizon

The sun was sinking rapidly below the western horizon.

beyond the horizon

Land was still out of sight beyond the horizon.

on the horizon

A cloud of dust on the horizon announced the arrival of the cavalry.

over the horizon

The moon was rising over the horizon.

2 horizons limits to knowledge/experience
ADJECTIVE
limited, narrow
new
cultural, intellectual, musical, political

Her trips to Asia have broadened her cultural horizons.

VERB + HORIZONS
broaden, expand, open up, widen

It is hoped that the course will open up new horizons for students.

limit, narrow

Their horizons were limited to events within the town community.

HORIZONS + VERB
stretch

His horizons didn't stretch beyond his next game.

PREPOSITION
beyond your horizon

They had become aware of possibilities beyond their own limited horizons.


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