foreground

Part of speech: noun

That part of a landscape nearest the spectator.

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Usage examples "foreground":

  1. In the full foreground there are placed two figures. - "Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Vol III.", John Symonds.
  2. " Who I was," thought Arthur, his fall never far from the foreground of his mind. - "The Second Generation", David Graham Phillips.
  3. The Sailor Language is good in its way; but as wrongly used in Art as real clay and mud would be, if one plastered them in the foreground of a landscape in order to attain to so much truth, at all events- the true thing to endeavour is the making a golden colour which shall do every good in the power of the dirty brown. - "The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett, Vol. 1 (of 2) 1845-1846", Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett.