- to outline (something) against the sky.
Origin of skyline
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Examples from the Web for skyline
The absence of the Twin Towers in the skyline was jarring, as was the sight of tanks and humvees posted along Park Row.The Resilient City: New York After 9/11
September 11, 2014
Now I was content to sit next to Dad on his bed and look out the window at the orange light bouncing off the New York skyline.
I sat next to Dad on his bed and looked out the window at the orange light bouncing off the New York skyline.
But “Roar” is an impossibly catchy song, and the Manhattan skyline behind her was beautiful.VMAs 2013 Wildest Moments: Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus & More (VIDEO)
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The sandal is pictured in cartoon-form against the New York skyline on a wheeled plank, held up by wires emerging from the ground.Carla Bruni-Sarkozy Might Model for Bulgari; Beyoncé's H&M Campaign Drops
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With one hand she indicated the prairie that billowed away to the skyline.A Breath of Prairie and other stories
Then, free of New York's skyline, the flying building was gone with a rush.Lords of the Stratosphere
Arthur J. Burks
To the left of Fricourt, the spur rises slowly into a skyline.
The whitish parapet makes the skyline to observers in the English line.
In an old engraving, dated 1815, two figures are still to be seen on the skyline.Hampton Court
- the line at which the earth and sky appear to meet; horizon
- the outline of buildings, mountains, trees, etc, seen against the sky
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Word Origin and History for skyline
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