HORIZONTAL in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of HORIZONTAL
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horizontal
 a.  flat; level; parallel to or in a base line
Classic Sentence: (26 in 2 pages)
1  Whereas, among spouting fish the tail, though it may be similarly shaped, invariably assumes a horizontal position.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32. Cetology.
2  Strictly speaking, this horn is but a lengthened tusk, growing out from the jaw in a line a little depressed from the horizontal.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32. Cetology.
3  a spouting fish, with a horizontal tail.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32. Cetology.
4  In profile, you plainly perceive that horizontal, semi-crescentic depression in the forehead's middle, which, in man, is Lavater's mark of genius.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 79. The Prairie.
5  By great exertion, Tashtego at last succeeded in planting one iron; but the stricken whale, without at all sounding, still continued his horizontal flight, with added fleetness.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 84. Pitchpoling.
6  The fibres in the upper and lower layers, are long and horizontal; those of the middle one, very short, and running crosswise between the outside layers.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 86. The Tail.
7  First: Being horizontal in its position, the Leviathan's tail acts in a different manner from the tails of all other sea creatures.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 86. The Tail.
8  We could find out whether they ran straight down, or were horizontal, like mole-holes; whether they had underground connections; whether the owls had nests down there, lined with feathers.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: VII
9  They were thick and almost horizontal, emphasizing the depth of her eyes.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In II
10  The billowing smoke was filled with horizontal flashes.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 4
11  A direct fall from upright to horizontal, which was the end of the other fighting characters, was not an elegant or decorous part for a girl.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: 5 Through the Moonlight
12  The sun had already gone below the horizon and the west was flaming gold, touched with some horizontal bars of purple and crimson.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In IV
13  Swinging myself in, I found it was the aperture of a narrow horizontal tunnel in which I could lie down and rest.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In VI
14  The sky was clear, remote, and empty save for a few horizontal bars far down in the sunset.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In VII
15  The horizontal slats were missing here and there and had been naively replaced with boards nailed on perpendicularly; so that what began as a blind ended as a shutter.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER I—MASTER GORBEAU
Example Sentence:
1  The board consists of vertical and horizontal lines.
2  Draw a horizontal line across the bottom of the page.
3  The plumbline is always perpendicular to the horizontal plane.
4  He shifted his position from the horizontal.
5  It is very hard to get that horizontal surface.
6  Consider, for example, an ion which crosses the horizontal plane at the point K, where its velocity is entirely vertical.
7  Hold your hoop horizontally, with its opening in front of you, so that it is touching your back.
8  They drilled horizontally, then pummelled shale with sand and water, a process known as fracking, until the rock relinquished its oil and gas.