- conspicuity tape,
- conspicuous by its absence,
- conspicuous consumption,
- conspiracy of silence
Origin of conspicuous
Examples from the Web for conspicuously
Sabahi hoped to inspire young voters, but they are conspicuously absent at the polls.
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
It could resist the cultural dominant, but not conspicuously enough.Constructive Criticism: Reviewing the Idea of Reviewing|Ben Greenman|May 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
So now the magic Democratic number is 17—and Pelosi is at it again, with conspicuously boundless energy and determination.Nancy Pelosi Becoming House Speaker Again Would Be Sweet Justice|Robert Shrum|April 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Most conspicuously missing,” Frankel writes, “is any sustained examination of Soviet motives for the rape of Eastern Europe.
The British Empire is a large and comparatively simple fact, now conspicuously before the world for a long time.Modern Essays|John Macy
We have been able to trace this mode of inauguration quite as conspicuously in young men as in young women.Tics and Their Treatment|Henry Meigne
At this period of his life, the fertility of his mental resources showed itself most conspicuously.My Miscellanies, Vol. 2 (of 2)|Wilkie Collins
We shall find him conspicuously at work upon Mulvaney, Ortheris and Learoyd.Rudyard Kipling|John Palmer
The divine in human nature nowhere shines out so conspicuously as in Michelangelo's achievements.The Century of Columbus|James J. Walsh
Word Origin for conspicuous
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."