on the horizon

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When yester-eve the moon arose, then did I fancy it about to bear a sun: so broad and teeming did it lie on the horizon.
With further price hikes on the horizon, customers searching for peace of mind can still fix their rate until 2014.
As a CEO, I have to look far out on the horizon, at what I am trying to accomplish in the long run, and what the business will eventually look like.