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Below you will find the definition of yonder, followed by 37 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(adjective) - distant but within sight (`yon' is dialectal)
EXAMPLES - Yonder in a Sentence
- Prepares, in yonder copse, to take his morning spring. (source)
- Wolf! "he exclaimed," look yonder, that is the house of (source)
- The 'spring of holed palms' shall they name yonder well. (source)
- But I hear the roll-call yonder, and I go with willing feet (source)
- But I hear the roll call yonder and I go with willing feet -- (source)
- I see nothing, O _'tis yonder, 'tis yonder, 'tis yonder_, says he! (source)
- "He is in that cottage yonder, which is at present our quarters," Captain (source)
- "As true as that I have perforated with my sword yonder scoundrel's tripes." (source)
- 'It is milk, my son,' replied the old woman; 'I got it yonder from a milken pond.' (source)
- 'True,' replied I; 'yet it is not like my house yonder, which is both surer and fitter for us.' (source)
- "Are you going to be sensible enough to make no trouble, or shall I have to call yonder officer?" (source)
- There she goes smack into that house over yonder, which is -- let's see, now -- Why, that is Major (source)
- "Deerfoot is called yonder," was the reply, pointing south of the path which lay before the others. (source)
- 1073 From the word yonder it would appear that the prayer is to be repeated at the rising of the Sun. (source)
- Some fool will hear you calling, see a dark mass in yonder tree, and all of a sudden you are the target. (source)
- I suppose you know, Littlepage, that the church upon the hill, yonder, which is called St. Peter's, though (source)
- Shaykh, thou knowest this garden of thine to be a goodly place; but the pavilion yonder is old and ruinous. (source)
- "Then this one peeping in at the smoke-hole yonder is my dear old grandfather," muses the young woman, in long-drawn-out words. (source)
- Here comes a troop of horses, then a line of baggage-waggons of crazy form and uncertain motion; yonder is a train of a hundred mules. (source)
- Sharrkan turned to his brother addressing him and said, Were not this holy man a miracle worker, he had never slain yonder furious knight. (source)
- 'Run! run!' panted the tiger; 'there's the very devil of a horseman in yonder fields, who thinks nothing of eating three tigers for breakfast!' (source)
- They took the road that led toward the setting sun, thinking it was the East, and said among themselves, "See, yonder is the way the kings will ride." (source)
- Many lie in yonder graves; some of us have seen them: they dot yonder Western front; they are your memorials; you will keep them in most loving and reverential affection. (source)
- Come down from thy bauble of a chair and thou and I will try, even in your circus yonder, which is the better boy, and which should rightly be hostage for faith and promise given (source)
- 'He won't stay to ask that', said the Princess, 'for he'll take you without law or leave; but as you won't go, just try if you can brandish that sword yonder, which the Troll wields in war.' (source)
- As the chosen head of the city committee of the party with which he acted, I had called a public meeting in yonder hall for the evening preceding the convention and had invited several gentlemen of note to make addresses. (source)
- But lift yet thy mask an inch higher, and tell me thy real reason for pressing upon the Council that Northern Englishman, or Scot, or whatever you call yonder Knight of the Leopard, to carry their proposals for a treaty? '' (source)
- 'He is half of a combat truly,' said he, 'who so comes there; he is a fence (?) of battle, he is fierce rage of a bloodhound; Rochad Mac Fathemain from Bridamae, your son-in-law, is that, who wedded your daughter yonder, that is, (source)
- When I say _this orange, yonder orange, one orange_, the words _this, yonder_, and _one_ do not tell the kind, but simply point out or number the orange, and limit the application of the word to the orange pointed out or numbered. (source)
- Although there appears to be no one in yonder plain, yet we cannot make certain that an enemy is not hidden under its bushes, and that half an hour would not change all this peace and calm into the fearful scenes of a desperate battle. (source)
- We will come hither again with a host when we have duly questioned these men who have sought refuge with us: and let us call yonder height the Burg of the Runaways, and it shall be a landmark for us when we are on the road to Rose-dale. ' (source)
- I am inclined to call yonder speck Dante -- Dante Alighieri, of whom we do know that he received during his exile much hospitality from many hosts and repaid them by writing how bitter was the bread in their houses, and how steep the stairs were. (source)
- Wherefore, if Filippo should go abroad anywhither to-day, do thou contrive to accost her on some pretext or other and touch her; then betake thyself to the barn yonder, which is the best place here for thy purpose, for that no one ever frequenteth there. (source)
- "If you can do that," said Joses, "perhaps we can hold out; but it don't seem likely that we shall get much salmon from down in the canyon yonder, which is a pity, for I've took to quite longing for a bit of that; and if the Apache don't take care, I shall have some yet." (source)
- There, down goes one, then another, and still another, in a few minutes twenty are dead on the field; yonder is an Indian driving his Buffalo towards our line of march, he approaches nearly to Old Guineo, and down goes his Buffalo; this is done to get the assistance of his squaw to help butcher it. (source)
- The British flag floats in yonder city on the hills of Judea, and from David's Tower itself, -- the only bit of the ancient fortifications left standing by Titus as an example of the strength of the defences which his forces had overthrown, as a protection to the Tenth Legion of Roman soldiers left in garrison. (source)
- One person says to another, "If that wild horse there was conscious of the amount of his strength, his owner would have no business with him in that vehicle: such light reins and harness, too -- if he knew, he could snap them asunder in a minute, and be as free as the air we breathe;" and, "That horse yonder, that is pawing and fretting to follow the company that is fast leaving him -- if he knew his strength, he would not remain long fastened to that hitching post so much against his will, by a strap that would no more resist his powerful weight and strength than a cotton thread would bind a strong man." (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 37 example sentences provided below is 69.0, which suggests that "yonder" is a standard word that is understood by individuals with a high school diploma or degree, and can be found in news articles, books, magazines and other places.
We have 7 synonyms for yonder.
away, beyond, distant, farther, further, remote, yon
We have 3 antonyms for yonder.
close, near, nearby
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of yonder from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (adverb) In or at that indicated place: the house over yonder.
- (adjective) Being at an indicated distance, usually within sight: "Yonder hills,” he said, pointing.
- (pronoun) One that is at an indicated place, usually within sight.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (adverb) In a distant, indicated place; over there.
- (determiner) Distant but within sight
- (noun) Something that is distant but within sight.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (adverb) At a distance, but within view.
- (adjective) Being at a distance within view, or conceived of as within view; that or those there; yon.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) At or in that (more or less distant) place; at or in that place there.
- (None) Chaucer uses the adverb frequently before the noun, and preceded by that or the: a use indicating the transition to the adjective use:
- (None) Being at a distance within view, or as conceived within view; that or those, referring to persons or things at a distance.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (adjective) distant but within sight (`yon' is dialectal)
- (adverb) at or in an indicated (usually distant) place (`yon' is archaic and dialectal)