Quotes of conspicuous

  1. For the stage displays the first vigorous expression, as the natural thing and without conspicuous restraint, of private individuality. – Lascelles Abercrombie
  2. A place is an area within an environment that has been altered in such a way to make the general environment more conspicuous – Carl Andre
  3. An inability to stay quiet is one of the conspicuous failings of mankind. – Walter Bagehot
  4. If Bill Finger created Batman, where is Bill Finger's byline on my strip? It is conspicuous by its absence. – Bob Kane
  5. Good men, whether they be Christians or rationalists, do not desire to discriminate between races, but the distinctions implanted by Nature are too conspicuous to escape the observation of our senses. – Arthur Keith
  6. The sense of humor has other things to do than to make itself conspicuous in the act of laughter. – Alice Meynell
  7. Individual scientists like myself- and many more conspicuous pointed to the dangers of radioactive fallout over Canada if we were to launch nuclear weapons to intercept incoming bombers. – John Charles Polanyi
  8. Let them be reassured, it has never been one of our intentions to ban religion in society, but solely to protect the national education system from any conspicuous display of religious affiliation. – Jean-Pierre Raffarin
  9. Wealth is conspicuous but poverty hides. – James Reston
  10. Conspicuous consumption of valuable goods is a means of reputability to the gentleman of leisure. – Thorstein Veblen
  11. The basis on which good repute in any highly organized industrial community ultimately rests is pecuniary strength; and the means of showing pecuniary strength, and so of gaining or retaining a good name, are leisure and a conspicuous consumption of goods. – Thorstein Veblen
  12. Time has the same effect on the mind as on the face; the predominant passion and the strongest feature become more conspicuous from the others' retiring. – Mary Wortley Montagu

Usage examples for conspicuous

  1. I know a spot not quite so conspicuous as this." – Virgin Soil by Ivan S. Turgenev
  2. The packing industry was a conspicuous case of the " new course" in industrial relations. – A History of Trade Unionism in the United States by Selig Perlman
  3. In a conspicuous town she lives, And to the poor her money gives. – Stories of Childhood by Various
  4. Here certainly was a great change of face on the part of one so conspicuous and hitherto so consistent, in the ranks of Netherland patriots, and it is therefore necessary, in order thoroughly to estimate both the man and the crisis, to follow carefully his steps through the secret path of negotiation into which he now entered, and in which the Antwerp drama was to find its conclusion. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  5. Simply this and nothing more- propose to yourself a brilliant and conspicuous goal, and go towards it secretly; let no one see your methods or your progress. – Eve and David by Honore de Balzac
  6. Am I never to hear that song of Wiriwilta, in which I play such a conspicuous part? – Mr. Hogarth's Will by Catherine Helen Spence
  7. By this arrangement the two Emperors found themselves in such a conspicuous position that it was impossible for them to make a movement without being seen by every one. – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  8. It was an easy matter to pick the conspicuous ones. – The Crisis, Volume 6 by Winston Churchill
  9. Captain Dalton had, apparently, not proposed to Honor, and it was high time that he ceased making her conspicuous by his attentions. – Banked Fires by E. W. (Ethel Winifred) Savi
  10. A motor car was a conspicuous way for a man to come out from New York and return, if he wished to keep his visit secret. – The Gold Bag by Carolyn Wells
  11. To her maid Aunt Alice also explained that second- class was less conspicuous – Christopher and Columbus by Countess Elizabeth Von Arnim
  12. Nowhere do we see them more conspicuous than in poetry. – The Age of Tennyson by Hugh Walker
  13. The only other conspicuous object in view was a high peak to the north- north- east. – Australia Twice Traversed, The Romance of Exploration Australia Twice Traversed. The Romance Of Exploration, Being A Narrative Compiled From The Journals Of Five Exploring Expeditions Into And Through Central South Australia, And Western Australia, From 1 by Ernest Giles
  14. " The second flight," remarked Basil to his brother, as both followed at a loose gallop, now with their eyes anxiously watching the dog, and now halting a moment by some conspicuous tree to " blaze" their way, by breaking one of its branches. – The Boy Hunters by Captain Mayne Reid
  15. Seen from here, the bull would be in the open, conspicuous against white grass and sand. – Ranching for Sylvia by Harold Bindloss
  16. The campaign of 1777 thus ended for the British with a conspicuous disaster, and with an apparent success which was as disastrous as a failure. – The Major Operations of the Navies in the War of American Independence by A. T. Mahan
  17. Naturally the step was opposed in the States- General; two deputies in particular making themselves conspicuous – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  18. On general principles, as a case to point at, it would be a conspicuous pity. – The Pool in the Desert by Sara Jeanette Duncan
  19. But, all the same, I am not supposed to know anybody in the hotel, and I come down to dinner as a matter of course, I am glad the place is so crowded, Gerald, it will make us less conspicuous – The Mystery of the Four Fingers by Fred M. White
  20. The aspect of the house from the N. is not so imposing; but there is a noble view over the grounds from the N. terrace, and the central clock tower is a conspicuous object from the most distant spots in the park. – Hertfordshire by Herbert W Tompkins