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    a few connotations of "prospect"

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?

    His eye discovers unaware the goodly prospect of some foreign land.

    The most striking prospect over sea and land burst upon us.

    prospect = that which is embraced by eye in vision; the region which the eye overlooks at one time; view; scene; outlook

    He was careless about his personal prospects.

    prospect = perspective; outlook

    The noblest prospect which a Scotchman ever sees, is the high road that leads him to England.

    prospect = spectacle; scene

    She naturally considered her friends her best prospects.

    prospect = someone who is considered for something (for an office or prize or honor or client etc.); a potential customer, client, or purchaser

    They have prospects for the future.

    Prospects are that the sutuation will improve.

    prospects = chances

    Oil companies spend much of their profit in prospecting for oil.

    prospect (v) = to search for or explore (a region) for mineral deposits or oil

    Him God beholding from his prospect high.

    prospect = a position affording a fine view; a lookout

    And their prospect was toward the south.

    prospect = relative position of the front of a building or other structure; face; relative aspect

    Is he a prudent man as to his temporal estate, that lays designs only for a day, without any prospect to, or provision for, the remaining part of life ?

    prospect = the act of looking forward; foresight; anticipation; as, a prospect of the future state

    These swell their prospected exalt their pride, when offers are disdained, and love denyed.

    prospect = that which is hoped for; ground for hope or expectation; expectation; probable result; as, the prospect of success.

    Thank you for your efforts.


    Last edited by vil; 19-Dec-2009 at 18:31.

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    Re: a few connotations of "prospect"

    That looks good.

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