Escarpment in a sentence 🔊

Definition of Escarpment

A steep descent or declivity; steep face or edge of a ridge; ground about a fortified place, cut away nearly vertically to prevent hostile approach.

Short Example Sentences for Escarpment

  • 1. Boyce turned to the escarpment and pointed at it. 🔊
  • 2. To keep on schedule, they had to scale the escarpment walls by evening. 🔊

How to use Escarpment in Sentences?

  • 1. They sat on the southern part of the escarpment and stared at the awesome sight. 🔊
  • 2. They began to climb the escarpment which was almost a straight vertical rise of brittle rock. 🔊
  • 3. Two or three miles along the top of the escarpment the mullah sent back word that he wanted the hakim to be beside him. 🔊
  • 4. They came over a rise and there they rested because, across the small aspen rose an escarpment a few hundred meters in height. 🔊
  • 5. The escarpment was damaged, the protecting walls of the left flank battery destroyed, and the shutters of the windows pierced. 🔊
  • 6. Behind us the land sloped gradually for thirty or forty miles toward a sharp escarpment that overlooked the level land beside the lake. 🔊
  • 7. After two or three more miles over an expanse of parched turf, we reached what geologists would call the bluff escarpment of the stratum. 🔊
  • 8. We advanced slowly, making frequent halts, and at last reached the plateau which overlooks the second escarpment of the Rouges rocks. 🔊
  • 9. Another pair of lines was run in a grassy area two miles south of the northern escarpment of Wetherill Mesa. 🔊
  • 10. The defenders had abandoned it, and they could scarcely believe their eyes when they saw the dangerous mountain escarpment by which they had escaped in the night. 🔊
  • 11. Another unfavourable circumstance was that all the places of the escarpment where shelter could be obtained were full of smoke from the shells which had burst either in the protecting wall or in the ditches. 🔊
  • 12. Consequently the climate is not so severe as that of localities situated a few miles farther from the lake and above the Niagara escarpment at higher altitudes. 🔊
  • 13. The northern escarpment and southern flanks of the hills are clothed in vast forests of beech which add that grandeur to the great ramparts of chalk which the eastern ranges lack. 🔊
  • 14. The two men spent the day on the escarpment looking at the land that stretched for miles on each side of the precipice, but their main interest was in the land that was set directly ahead. 🔊
  • 15. They rose to a pitch incredible; they seemed to involve every accent of human grief and torture, and to wrap the rock escarpment completely in an agonizing appeal. 🔊
  • 16. It is not known, however, how much of the escarpment is due to the upheaval of the west side of the belt of fracture, or how much to the sinking of the eastern side. 🔊
  • 17. Beyond this hill there was another eminence sloping gradually to the north, till it dropped into the valley of Jehoshaphat with an escarpment of two hundred feet. 🔊