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Origin of conspicuous
OTHER WORDS FROM conspicuouscon·spic·u·ous·ly, adverbcon·spic·u·ous·ness, con·spi·cu·i·ty [kon-spi-kyoo-i-tee], /ˌkɒn spɪˈkyu ɪ ti/, noun
Example sentences from the Web for conspicuous
It’s presumably to address this conspicuous absence that Robinson has now compiled “Nobody Ever Asked Me About the Girls,” a well-intentioned but slapdash attempt to give equal time to women in popular music.Beyoncé, Joni Mitchell and more: A veteran journalist tries to give female stars their due|Elizabeth Hand|November 12, 2020|Washington Post
After backlash from Fairfax residents and conspicuous lack of support from the school board, Brabrand backed away from that proposal.Fairfax families sue over changes to Thomas Jefferson High’s admissions|Hannah Natanson|November 5, 2020|Washington Post
The conspicuous marathon tourists, patrolling midtown in tracksuits, ready to gorge themselves on diner pasta.
Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and James Monroe are why Virginia’s stamp is so conspicuous in the national story.Four presidents who put Virginia’s stamp on early America|Andrew Burstein|October 30, 2020|Washington Post
Surveys consistently show conspicuous gaps between Republicans and Democrats.
Sabahi hoped to inspire young voters, but they are conspicuously absent at the polls.
Earlier, in 2004, the Bush re-election effort conspicuously rode the rails of anti-gay prejudice to drive voter turnout.
The middle class became more conspicuously consumptive than ever before.Farewell to Manmohan Singh, India’s Puppet Prime Minister|Kapil Komireddi|January 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So the Obama bill corrects what was conspicuously awful about the Bush bill.Enough Already on HealthCare.gov. Don’t You Remember Medicare Part D?|Michael Tomasky|October 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Did he have to be so conspicuously left out of the loop in his own White House?
Of the parts the young assistant of Nicolas Amati was allowed to put his individuality to, conspicuously stands the scroll.Antonio Stradivari|Horace William Petherick
But in nothing is the inartistic character of English smoking so conspicuously exemplified as in the use of 'lights.'
In every case, selfishness is the root of all ill-breeding, and it is never more conspicuously displayed than in traveling.The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness|Florence Hartley
He would hunt partridge industriously and conspicuously until men's minds were turned quite away from the subject of bear.Scattergood Baines|Clarence Budington Kelland
Galerius, an Illyrian herdsman, but exhibited more conspicuously upon the throne of empire the native barbarity of his character.The Catacombs of Rome|William Henry Withrow