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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CONSPICUOUSNESS

This is readily accounted for not only by its frequency, but by its conspicuousness.

But conspicuousness would matter; this was a serious elopement.

It is a combination of power and conspicuousness which the man understands.

On two accounts, I think: its Power and its Conspicuousness.

She trembled with excitement, keenly aware of her conspicuousness in the light.

The conspicuousness of his perch and the intensity of the sunlight were distasteful to him.

The conspicuousness of the instrument alone does not suffice.

Strange as it is, the more glare and conspicuousness he has, the more he usually wants.

One was that her husband's law practice was somewhat increased by her conspicuousness and popularity.

The conspicuousness of astronomical lore in the poetry of Chaucer is due to its importance in the life of his century.

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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