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prospect

[′prä‚spekt]
(mining engineering)
To search for minerals or oil by looking for surface indications, by drilling boreholes, or both.
A plot of ground believed to be mineralized enough to be of economic importance.

prospect

A scenic view, usually from an elevated position.
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Columbia, and that he had taken charge of the Point Prospect Mission Church for the summer.
It was now the middle of May, and the morning was remarkably serene, when Mr Allworthy walked forth on the terrace, where the dawn opened every minute that lovely prospect we have before described to his eye; and now having sent forth streams of light, which ascended the blue firmament before him, as harbingers preceding his pomp, in the full blaze of his majesty rose the sun, than which one object alone in this lower creation could be more glorious, and that Mr Allworthy himself presented--a human being replete with benevolence, meditating in what manner he might render himself most acceptable to his Creator, by doing most good to his creatures.
The prospect of a supply of food stimulated them to new exertion, and they continued on as fast as the enfeebled state of themselves and their steeds would permit.
Before we had been long in our new abode, an unexpected change in our prospects took place.
Vanstone's boisterous rejoicings over his new prospects with a mild and mute surprise.
This was a prospect to be dwelt on with a fondness that could be but half acknowledged.
What were the difficulties to be overcome before he could profit by the golden prospect which his brother had offered to him?
The members of the council were young; their daring digestions contemplated without fear the prospect of eating their own amateur cookery.
Maggie jumped up to kiss Tom as he entered, with strong feeling, at this first meeting since the prospect of returning to the Mill had been opened to him; and she kept his hand, leading him to the chair by her side.
With thy dear name as text, though bidden by thee, I can not write-I can not speak or think-- Alas, I can not feel; for 'tis not feeling, This standing motionless upon the golden Threshold of the wide-open gate of dreams, Gazing, entranced, adown the gorgeous vista, And thrilling as I see, upon the right, Upon the left, and all the way along, Amid empurpled vapors, far away To where the prospect terminates-thee only!
The Ass came to the place of meeting, overjoyed at the prospect of a royal alliance.
What were her prospects (if she lived through it) when the war was over?