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Hobbs had seemed more of the craven type which Stryker graced so conspicuously.

Why, then, have we retired from this field in which we were once conspicuously successful?

Among his other lackings Lute was conspicuously short of tact.

The operation of this peculiar cause is conspicuously plain.

Where the Duke of Bourbon had failed, Dragut had conspicuously succeeded.

Now the tall man, the one conspicuously dressed, had been Trencher.

He conspicuously displayed one of the weapons which had captured the castle.

I want to make good, conspicuously good, at the start—understand?

They are in the fashion; too much in the fashion even to be conspicuously fashionable.

Hedwig had taken up her position by a window, and was conspicuously silent.

WORD ORIGIN

1540s, from Latin conspicuus "visible, open to view, striking," from conspicere "to look at, observe, see, notice," from com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + specere (see scope (n.1)). Phrase conspicuous by its absence (1859) is said to be from Tacitus ("Annals" iii.76), in a passage about certain images: "sed præfulgebant ... eo ipso quod effigies eorum non visebantur."

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