So the Obama bill corrects what was conspicuously awful about the Bush bill.
But the young people whose protests started this political transition are conspicuously absent from that loyal consensus.
You'll recall that when the Akin story broke, Romney conspicuously stopped short on calling on Akin to withdraw.
conspicuously missing from that list: a requirement that a candidate has any real chance of winning.
Sabahi hoped to inspire young voters, but they are conspicuously absent at the polls.
There is a purple tinge that is too conspicuously artificial.
They are in the fashion; too much in the fashion even to be conspicuously fashionable.
This was conspicuously the case in the Indian seas in 1782 and 1783.
Hedwig had taken up her position by a window, and was conspicuously silent.
This puerile feature in a nature which was conspicuously manly had often given rise to comment and conjecture.
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."