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heave into sight

To move or rise into view, especially from a distance. We'd been walking for hours in the barren desert when finally a small town heaved into sight.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

heave into sight

Rise or seem to rise into view. For example, We waited and waited, and finally the rest of our party heaved into sight. This expression was at first used for ships rising over the horizon. [Late 1700s]
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

heave into

sight/view
To rise or seem to rise over the horizon into view, as a ship.
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American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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