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Horizon

The length of time an investment is intended to last, usually expressed in years. Having a horizon helps an investor set his/her short-term and long-term investment plans. See also: Horizon analysis, Horizon return.

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Despite the outpouring of patriotism, many commentators have questioned whether Americans have the attention span to pursue the long, horizonless war we have declared.
As usual, we were working through another horizonless, dark-as-anything night.
Our curiosity was not limited, but was as wide and horizonless as that of Darwin.
The reassurance is soon needed, because before we can shorten our leathers, Nick has turned left through the beech trees and led us off at a canter across the vast, and practically horizonless, grass expanse of Southfields.
Many years later, writing for the first time about my grandfather Jeronimo and my grandmother Josefa (I haven't yet said that she was, according to many who knew her when young, a woman of uncommon beauty), I was finally aware that I was transforming the ordinary people they were into literary characters: this was, probably, my way of not forgetting them, drawing and redrawing their faces with the pencil that ever changes memory, coloring and illuminating the monotony of a dull and horizonless daily routine as if creating, over the unstable map of memory, the supernatural unreality of the country where one has decided to spend one's life.
The existence of a distinct surface soil root layer (less than [approximately equal to]1 cm in thickness), more pronounced in the HEM than LEM plots, lying over a horizonless, sandy mineral soil, and a concentration of fine roots with ectomycorrhizas near the surface in, or just below, that layer, strongly suggests that most decomposition and mineralization, or removal of nutrients from fallen litter, occurred in this biologically active layer.
Suburbia as a grid of right angles, suburbia as life in a honeycomb, suburbia as a horizonless cemetery, orderly, stultifying and well groomed.
As "the bloody work goes on," alphabets of people race across a whitened horizonless expanse.