Usage examples for scenic

  1. The perpetual festas of the church made the streets constantly picturesque with their processions of monks, and friars, and priests, and these wonderful blendings of color and scenic effect stimulated the artistic sense. – Italy, the Magic Land by Lilian Whiting
  2. A few trees were scattered about in front of the houses, and, though the painting was not of the highest order of scenic art, the general effect was very good, and won a round of applause from the aristocratic audience. – Captain Fracasse by Theophile Gautier
  3. It is artless art and monstrous innovation to present so wilful a figure, but were I to create a striking fable for him, and set him off with scenic effects and contrasts, it would be only a momentary tonic to you, to him instant death. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  4. But the scenic presentation and the dramatic structure are to express not only an external conflict between hero and counter- force, but an inner struggle of the hero himself. – Tragedy by Ashley H. Thorndike
  5. At all shows, whether of scenic artists, fighting men or speeding horses, the Vestals had specified seats, as good as the best. – The Unwilling Vestal by Edward Lucas White
  6. Outside in the dark the great scenic sweep of northern wilderness was fleeing behind, mile on mile. – Every Man for Himself by Hopkins Moorhouse
  7. They presented Mysteries, and often at great expense; and reliques of this system still remain in the south of Europe, and indeed throughout Italy, where at Christmas the convents and the great nobles rival each other in the scenic representation of the birth of Christ and its circumstances. – Literary Remains, Vol. 2 by Coleridge
  8. The Eternal City is a wonderful scenic setting for the human drama. – Italy, the Magic Land by Lilian Whiting
  9. It was through her influence, joined to that of the Comte de Lauraguais, that the absurd custom of allowing the more distinguished members of the audience seats upon the stage itself- a custom which seriously hampered the movements of the players and was utterly destructive of all scenic illusion- was finally abolished. – Queens of the French Stage by H. Noel Williams
  10. The whole of the book, very nearly, is scenic, from the opening page to the last; it is a chain of particular occasions, acted out, talked out, by the crowd of people concerned. – The Craft of Fiction by Percy Lubbock
  11. May 27, 1861.- This has been a scenic Sabbath. – Strange True Stories of Louisiana by George Washington Cable
  12. I only mention it because it seems to illustrate, like Anna Karenina, his instinctive evasion of the matter that could not be thrown into straightforward scenic form, the form in which his imagination was evidently happiest. – The Craft of Fiction by Percy Lubbock
  13. Each day was marvelous because each day they could be together, but the most imposing scenic view or the most majestic mountain meant less to them than a moon or star- lit evening when they could walk beneath soft light and be away on the magic wings that are granted all young lovers. – The Lost Wagon by James Arthur Kjelgaard
  14. But the production of such a history requires a rare combination of mental gifts; the vivid imagination required in scenic description is not usually found associated with philosophic depth. – Elementary Guide to Literary Criticism by F. V. N. Painter