n. plan for anticipated course of action; thing that extends outward beyond a prevailing line or surface
However, his projection is always a delusion, not a reality.
Sentence in Classic:
Tientietnikov in no way regretted this, for he could now devote himself wholly to the projection of a great work on Russia.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol Context
I saw the fingers and toes grasp the corners of the stones, worn clear of the mortar by the stress of years, and by thus using every projection and inequality move downwards with considerable speed, just as a lizard moves along a wall.
To climb a vertical surface, and to find points of support where hardly a projection was visible, was play to Jean Valjean.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo Context
The ladies had passed near it in their way along the valley, but it was screened from their view at home by the projection of a hill.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen Context
This bossy projection of earth above its natural level occupied the loftiest ground of the loneliest height that the heath contained.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy Context
At a short distance from the shore they turned, and were soon concealed by the projection of the bank, under the brow of which they moved, in a direction opposite to the course of the waters.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper Context