Example sentences of "as far as the eye could " in BNC.Next page
|Outside the kitchen were brambles and thistles as far as the eye could see .
|Loud music flooded the room ; on the screen people were dancing , as far as the eye could see .
|There were green fields as far as the eye could see .
|On either side as far as the eye could see , long lines of children , dwarfed by the adults stooped over the restless machinery , reached or crawled , snatched or darted , in and out of the network of rattling belts and hissing pipes , playing a constant game with death .
|As far as the eye could see , the water was a dirty mud colour .
|The plain stretched north and south as far as the eye could see and there was no sign of either vegetation or habitation — nothing but dust , rock and sand .
|I was sailing the Pacific , or a character in a surrealist painting ; often I was walking over the red shale past one football pitch after another , with goal-posts stretching as far as the eye could see , like white crosses over the fields of Arnhem .
|The land was not flat now but undulating , rising no more than a few feet in various shades of brown and gold as far as the eye could see .
|My method was to look ahead as far as the eye could see , work out the route mentally , then , leaving the wheelbarrow , test the ground in small sections and mark the way with my feet .
|Flat fields interspersed by dykes gleaming in the June sunshine spread as far as the eye could see and skylarks hovered and trilled overhead , but Nails , cautiously taking it all in , was given no time for comment .
|I remembered arriving in Cross the previous day on the school bus noticing the universal teatime re-fuelling of hundreds of fires and stores ; fresh puffing chimneys as far as the eye could see .
|… imagine a fairy chain stretched from mountain peak to mountain peak , as far as the eye could reach , and paid out until it touched the ‘ high places ’ of the earth at a number of ridges , banks , and knowls .
|As far as the eye could see the earth was brown : there were white pockets of unmelted snow , and sombre green pine thickets on the ridges , but no leaves on the deciduous trees and no bright green shoots in the withered remains of last year 's grass .
|The moors stretched before her as far as the eye could see , in fold after fold of snow-covered dunes .
|The whole of the vale of Pickering lay spread out before the two riders , stretching as far as the eye could see .
|He began to retrace his tracks , drawing as he went , back over that country around Zweeloo that was entirely covered , as far as the eye could see , ‘ with young corn , the very , very tenderest green I know . ’
|They debouched from this second strait into a broad body of water which stretched as far as the eye could see toward the setting sun …
|The show was all around , as far as the eye could see , any direction .
|No other vehicle was in sight as far as the eye could see .
|In front of him , as far as the eye could see , was the serenity of Lake Champlain , and all about him were the lush verdant forests of southern Vermont .
|Cross-references to this appendix are given by italic numbers , ( eg 16 ) From Joseph Conrad , The Secret Sharer On my right hand there were lines of fishing-stakes resembling a mysterious system of half-submerged bamboo fences , incomprehensible in its division of the domain of tropical fishes , and crazy of aspect as if abandoned forever by some nomad tribe of fishermen now gone to the other end of the ocean ; for there was no sign of human habitation as far as the eye could reach ( 1 ) .
|The " eye " , as if with a will of its own , becomes the subject-agent in " as far as the eye could reach " ( 1 ) , " My eye followed the light cloud " ( 6 ) , " the only thing on which the eye could rest ( 4 ) .
|In the fierce noon-day sun the water stretched as far as the eye could see , in every shade of blue from palest turquoise to the deepest indigo of the horizon .
|Cars , cars , cars , as far as the eye could see .
|The tumbled surface of the sea looked blue-green , with white horses as far as the eye could see .
|Beyond the placid waters of a small lake , a golden forest of trees stretched as far as the eye could see .
|The grassy countryside was flat on either side , stretching away as far as the eye could see .
|Knots of horsemen , as far as the eye could see , were moving along the banks of the Tay , firing the jetties that were not already broken , and two ferry boats crowded with men were in midstream on the Tay , hazed with smoke as they struck tinder into their torches .
|As soon as she drew up to the roundabout at the top of Woodstock Road , she found herself in traffic which stretched as far as the eye could see , and when she switched on the car radio , she discovered that the only sound it would make was an assortment of squeaks and crackles .
|Down below , as far as the eye could see , the hills and valleys were covered in trees .