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The Aeneid
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  • Before the gate stood Pyrrhus, threat’ning loud, With glitt’ring arms conspicuous in the crowd.
  • Young Pallas shone conspicuous o’er the rest; Gilded his arms, embroider’d was his vest.
  • The Thracian bard, surrounded by the rest, There stands conspicuous in his flowing vest; His flying fingers, and harmonious quill, Strikes sev’n distinguish’d notes, and sev’n at once they fill.
  • Halesus, next, the bold Aurunci leads: The son of Neptune to his aid succeeds, Conspicuous on his horse.
  • Him from afar she spied, in arms unknown: O’er his broad back an ox’s hide was thrown; His helm a wolf, whose gaping jaws were spread A cov’ring for his cheeks, and grinn’d around his head, He clench’d within his hand an iron prong, And tower’d above the rest, conspicuous in the throng.
  • A crowd of chiefs inclose the godlike man, Who thus, conspicuous in the midst, began: "Our toils, my friends, are crown’d with sure success; The greater part perform’d, achieve the less.

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  • She tried not to look conspicuous as she slipped into class after the tardy bell.
  • She is the most conspicuous person on the President’s cabinet. She is constantly interviewed on television.

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