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skyscraper

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Buildings
skyscrapersky‧scrap‧er /ˈskaɪˌskreɪpə $ -ər/ noun [countable]  skyscraper.jpg TBBa very tall modern city building
Examples from the Corpus
skyscraperThe objective of the competition is to give Glasgow a central skyscraper which would reflect the city's new vigour and status.To this day the building has a remarkable power in a modern city of concrete skyscrapers and oppressive traffic.It's similar to staggering shell-shocked in alien territory occupied solely by foreboding empty skyscrapers.Elsewhere in Beirut, gleaming steel and glass skyscrapers are rising.For a moment she wished she were on the top floor of a very, very high skyscraper.It could be the inside of a submarine or the backside of skyscraper.Human creatures under the warm shadows of skyscrapers feeling the heavy pleasure of their nature, and yielding.His office looked out on the other skyscrapers of downtown Dallas.The moon and the star are personified, the skyscraper is a human skeleton with bones and ribs.
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