Usage examples for conspicuous

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. I know a spot not quite so conspicuous as this." – Virgin Soil by Ivan S. Turgenev
  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. On general principles, as a case to point at, it would be a conspicuous pity. – The Pool in the Desert by Sara Jeanette Duncan
  6. 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
  7. " 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
  8. 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
  9. In a conspicuous town she lives, And to the poor her money gives. – Stories of Childhood by Various
  10. 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
  11. Seen from here, the bull would be in the open, conspicuous against white grass and sand. – Ranching for Sylvia by Harold Bindloss
  12. 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
  13. Nowhere do we see them more conspicuous than in poetry. – The Age of Tennyson by Hugh Walker
  14. 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
  15. To her maid Aunt Alice also explained that second- class was less conspicuous. – Christopher and Columbus by Countess Elizabeth Von Arnim
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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