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spectacle as in:  made a spectacle of herself

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  • It made for an unforgettable sports spectacle.
    spectacle = an event that attracts attention
  • What a spectacle that would be for the sewing bees and Bible study groups.   (source)
    spectacle = event that attracts attention
  • It somehow made the event grander, a greater spectacle.   (source)
  • Lina turned away from the miserable spectacle.   (source)
  • I took off running, my sneakers splashing rainwater from puddles, the hand clutching the kite end of the string held high above my head. It had been so long, so many years since I'd done this, and I wondered if I'd make a spectacle of myself.   (source)
    spectacle = something that attracts attention
  • On a beach, they made a spectacle of themselves when Fred, feeling emasculated by the pity over his missing leg, flung away his crutches, hopped over to Louie, and tackled him.   (source)
  • My mind became unnaturally calm, as if part of me had lifted right up out of my body and was sitting on a tree limb watching the spectacle from a safe distance.   (source)
    spectacle = noteworthy thing to see
  • What a spectacle she made, her wide rear end sticking out, singing in that tuneless, nasal voice.   (source)
    spectacle = thing that attracts attention
  • The Devon's course was determined by some familiar hills a little inland; it rose among highland farms and forests which we knew, passed at the end of its course through the school grounds, and then threw itself with little spectacle over a small waterfall beside the diving dam, and into the turbid Naguamsett.   (source)
    spectacle = attraction of attention
  • And when, as on that day, nine of the greatest masked spirits in the clan came out together it was a terrifying spectacle.   (source)
    spectacle = event that attracts attention
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  • Always at night the alarm comes. Never by day! Is it because fire is prettier by night? More spectacle, a better show?   (source)
    spectacle = noteworthy (impressive or attention-getting)
  • Weren't they thrilled by the spectacle before them?   (source)
    spectacle = a notable or unusual event that attracts attention
  • Nat and the redheaded seaman who had painted the Dolphin's figurehead that morning on the river were cheerfully exchanging insults with a cluster of young bound boys who had stopped to enjoy the spectacle, the two culprits holding their own in an unchastened manner that delighted the onlookers.   (source)
    spectacle = something that attracts attention
  • People were coming from all over to see the spectacle, which featured Pompeii's champion fighter.   (source)
    spectacle = a notable or unusual event that attracts attention
  • FATHER-JACQUES: They're making a proper spectacle of themselves!   (source)
  • This happened about once a month, and was a popular spectacle.   (source)
    spectacle = event that attracts attention
  • The driver of the lorry pulled up at the side of the road and, with his two companions, stared open-mouthed at the extraordinary spectacle.   (source)
  • He spread out his hood more than ever, and Rikki-tikki saw the spectacle-mark on the back of it that looks exactly like the eye part of a hook-and-eye fastening.   (source)
    spectacle = thing that attracts attention
  • Perhaps there was a more real torture in her first unattended footsteps from the threshold of the prison than even in the procession and spectacle that have been described, where she was made the common infamy, at which all mankind was summoned to point its finger.   (source)
    spectacle = event that attracts attention
  • But I am a blasted tree; the bolt has entered my soul; and I felt then that I should survive to exhibit what I shall soon cease to be—a miserable spectacle of wrecked humanity, pitiable to others and intolerable to myself.   (source)
    spectacle = noteworthy thing to see
  • That superspectacle that Dirk Manleigh is starring in and then a good adventure show.†   (source)
  • FATHER JACQUES: Spectacle or no spectacle, it's the result that counts ….   (source)
    spectacle = a notable or unusual event that attracts attention
  • MOTHER-ROBERT: Roberta would never dream of making a spectacle of herself.   (source)
  • We march on the grass and pull the wagon behind us, around apple and cherry trees, which become skyscrapers soaring into clouds, heads poking out of thousands of windows to watch the spectacle passing below.   (source)
    spectacle = noteworthy thing to see
  • Still, the sight was a true spectacle.   (source)
  • Among ragged captives and guards in drab uniforms, Sasaki was a spectacle, dressing like a movie star and wearing his hair slicked back and parted down the middle, like Howard Hughes.   (source)
    spectacle = something that attracts attention
  • But the most terrifying spectacle of all was Boxer, rearing up on his hind legs and striking out with his great iron-shod hoofs like a stallion.   (source)
    spectacle = event that attracts attention
  • The spectacle of two young women giving breast to their babies made her blush and turn away her face.   (source)
  • For a moment the khaki mob was silent, petrified, at the spectacle of this wanton sacrilege, with amazement and horror.   (source)
  • Alas! if he discern such sinfulness in his own white soul, what horrid spectacle would he behold in thine or mine!   (source)
    spectacle = thing that attracts attention
  • Peradventure the guilty one stands looking on at this sad spectacle, unknown of man, and forgetting that God sees him.   (source)
    spectacle = event that attracts attention
  • When such personages could constitute a part of the spectacle, without risking the majesty, or reverence of rank and office, it was safely to be inferred that the infliction of a legal sentence would have an earnest and effectual meaning.   (source)
  • The scene was not without a mixture of awe, such as must always invest the spectacle of guilt and shame in a fellow-creature, before society shall have grown corrupt enough to smile, instead of shuddering at it.   (source)
  • We doubt whether any marked event, for good or evil, ever befell New England, from its settlement down to revolutionary times, of which the inhabitants had not been previously warned by some spectacle of its nature.   (source)
  • O piteous spectacle!   (source)
    spectacle = noteworthy event
  • were this a savage spectacle   (source)
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spectacle as in:  wore spectacles

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  • She used spectacles for reading.
  • When Harry had finished, he merely continued to peer at them through his spectacles.   (source)
  • August stared through her spectacles.   (source)
  • Sydelle turned to the group, one penciled eyebrow arched high over her red sequined spectacles.   (source)
  • She wore enormous spectacles, twice as thick and twice as large as Meg's, and she was sewing busily, with rapid jabbing stitches, on a sheet.   (source)
  • He smeared the sweat from his cheeks and quickly adjusted the spectacles on his nose.   (source)
  • Also he was not wearing his spectacles.   (source)
  • They look out of no face, but, instead, from a pair of enormous yellow spectacles which pass over a nonexistent nose.   (source)
  • When I try to imagine him as a boy I see him with gray whiskers and spectacles, just as he looks in Sunday school, only small.   (source)
  • "Not if they're smart, they won't," Morrow said, adjusting his wirerimmed spectacles.†   (source)
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  • "Spectacles," he repeated pensively, as if the idea of spectacles had just occurred to him.†   (source)
  • It is Andrey, as prompt as ever, with his Book in hand and a pair of spectacles resting on the top of his head.†   (source)
  • He studied them through his round spectacles.†   (source)
  • I slam my palm on the desk in front of him, and he jerks out of his daze, staring at me over his spectacles.†   (source)
  • I heard the merest clicking of claws against the bottom of the boat, no more than the sound of a pair of spectacles falling to the floor, and the next moment my dear brother shrieked in my face like I've never heard a man shriek before.†   (source)
  • She adjusted her spectacles.†   (source)
  • It catches the metallic rim of the basketball hoop, the chain link of the tire swings, the whistle hanging around Zaman's neck, his new, unchipped spectacles.†   (source)
  • He removed his spectacles.†   (source)
  • The crowd parted, and Phoebe appeared, her spectacles crooked, her face pale.†   (source)
  • Those are his purple spectacles you're wearing, aren't they?†   (source)
  • The spectacles twitched.†   (source)
  • There are letters from Confederate soldiers lying on a Federal desk, strategically placed antique spectacles and handkerchiefs.†   (source)
  • Horace Whaley's eyes bulged—his thyroid gland was overactive—and swam, too, behind his spectacles.†   (source)
  • The spectacles women used to make of themselves.†   (source)
  • His eyes brightened behind the spectacles.†   (source)
  • He took off his spectacles and wiped them with his handkerchief before putting them back on.†   (source)
  • Rodraguez is a soft-spoken woman with silver-rimmed spectacles and a gold cross on a chain around her neck.†   (source)
  • Comrade Pillai pushed his spectacles up into his hair in order to read aloud the text.†   (source)
  • In college, I even wore glasses for a bit, fake spectacles with clear lenses that I thought would lend me an affable, unthreatening vibe.†   (source)
  • Momma's spectacles dropped into her gravy.†   (source)
  • He was wearing a white button-down shirt, faded Levi's with threadbare knees, pliable gold-framed spectacles that wrapped around his ears.†   (source)
  • He's wearing a nightcap and a pair of spectacles on the tip of his nose like a storybook rat.†   (source)
  • His eyes glittered behind the glass of his spectacles.†   (source)
  • Finally, he laid down his quill, moved his spectacles high on his nose, and peered through them at me.†   (source)
  • He wore a pair of spectacles and a priest's robe.†   (source)
  • But his blue eyes behind the thick round spectacles were as mild and merry as ever, and he gazed from one of us to the other with frank delight.†   (source)
  • So he came with a big hat and spectacles and a coach box full of paper.†   (source)
  • Using the spectacles as magnifying glasses, Nick moved them across the wriggling, shifting words.†   (source)
  • He a little short shrunk up man with a bald head and gold spectacles.†   (source)
  • I told you, I wasn't wearing my spectacles and he looked just like a wharf rat runnin' through the kitchen.†   (source)
  • He was wearing spectacles, a bow tie, and a period vest.†   (source)
  • Instead, he carefully examined and then purchased a pair of spectacles from the can trader.†   (source)
  • Many of the people around them donned spectacles with blue lenses.†   (source)
  • "I'll wear mine," John told the salesman, a tiny round bald man with spectacles which quickly dropped to the end of his nose as he laced up the skates.†   (source)
  • I wondered what ghastly spectacles might have been staged here, but we didn't stay very long.†   (source)
  • He pushed his spectacles up; they slid down again instantly.†   (source)
  • "The spectacles," Dan said, pointing to the hook and the glasses.†   (source)
  • She wore gilt-rimmed spectacles and a white nurse's cap.†   (source)
  • She smiled so broadly that her cheeks became peach round, and her eyes behind her spectacles became slits of delight.†   (source)
  • When she looked out, her eyes blurred from her migraine, she did not recognize him because he had shaved his beard and was wearing spectacles.†   (source)
  • His body was bony and erect, his skin dark and clean-shaven, his eyes avid behind round spectacles in silver frames, and he wore a romantic, old-fashioned mustache with waxed tips.†   (source)
  • Junior adjusted his wire-rimmed spectacles and seemed to make a mental calculation.†   (source)
  • I had seen the stud bulls on my grandfather's ranch during breeding season and witnessed their spectacles among the cows.†   (source)
  • It's one of those true spectacles of civilization.†   (source)
  • Grandpa got tangled up in some underbrush, and lost his hat and spectacles.†   (source)
  • Along Elm all the stores were dark, the two banks were dimly lit, the neon spectacles in the window of the optical shop cast a gimmicky light on the sidewalk.†   (source)
  • The tall girl, with the bobbed hair and spectacles, wearing a long, loose coat, walked swiftly down the street.†   (source)
  • He was a handsome, sophisticated medical doctor with curly dark hair and round Fiorucci spectacles, a brilliant, ambitious man, charming and persuasive, with a quick, flaring temper, who had done extraordinary things in his career.†   (source)
  • On that day in March, as usual, Las Vegas was full of spectacles and name acts.†   (source)
  • The person looking for us was a small fellow with spectacles in a wizened face.†   (source)
  • Prudence Lemokouno in her hospital bed in Cameroon, untreated by the staff (Naka Nathaniel) Dr. Pipi was short and solidly built, with spectacles, a serious and intelligent manner, superb French—and a resentful contempt for local peasants.†   (source)
  • With his spectacles and fountain pens in his shirt pocket, he looked like a young railway clerk.†   (source)
  • Then, before retiring, she exchanged her ordinary glasses for a pair of reading spectacles.†   (source)
  • He wore iron-rimmed spectacles.†   (source)
  • Mrs. Nightwing glowers at us over the tops of her spectacles.†   (source)
  • In an office across the street, a man wearing spectacles and a business suit was standing by the window, doing some kind of tai chi routine.†   (source)
  • Gold-rimmed spectacles...†   (source)
  • For example, tonight will begin a series of games—spectacles for the populace.†   (source)
  • His eyes were amused behind his glinting rimless spectacles.†   (source)
  • Together, they sought out the spectacles that brought Christa so much pleasure.†   (source)
  • At age fifty she was a handsome woman, straight-backed and conscious of her breeding, her thick black hair pulled tightly into a bun, her hazel eyes appraising behind her round spectacles.†   (source)
  • Plenty of time to see the oddities, the freaks of nature, the spectacles!†   (source)
  • He wore a neatly trimmed, gray goatee, round spectacles, and a green plaid shirt.†   (source)
  • Lynch settled his spectacles on his nose.†   (source)
  • Jean Louise saw the glint of gold-rimmed spectacles slung across a sour face looking out from under a crooked wig, the twitter of a bony finger.†   (source)
  • The Cartographer lifted his spectacles and peered more closely at Bert.†   (source)
  • But as he would tellNabby in a letter, it was really the ladies "who are always to me the most pleasing ornaments of such spectacles."†   (source)
  • I had long disliked the spectacles that were enacted on this green, where our fellow villagers had been set in the stocks for swearing or scolding or ungodly behaviors.†   (source)
  • The other man was much older and wore steel-rimmed spectacles.†   (source)
  • Gold circles; the spectacles of the killer who had hunted him throughout the night.†   (source)
  • Newman lifted his blue eyes and peered over his wire-framed spectacles.†   (source)
  • When they were lucky enough to catch him head-on, all his features but that big shovel of a jaw vanished in the shade of his hat brim, so that all that appeared above his mouth were his spectacles, the lenses reflecting the photographer's image back at him.†   (source)
  • He took off his spectacles and wiped his eyes.†   (source)
  • I can tell he's special by the sparkle behind her spectacles.†   (source)
  • It was full of old brass keys, old receipts, yellowed letters tied in bundles, hairpins, tintypes, and at least a dozen pairs of gold-rimmed spectacles with bent or missing rims, and sonic with the glass missing.†   (source)
  • With proper left arm (number-three) and stereo loupe spectacles I could make untramicrominiature repairs that would save unhooking something and sending it Earthside to factory—for number-three has micromanipulators as fine as those used by neurosurgeons.†   (source)
  • The little red face moved closer, and tiny gray eyes blinked behind thick spectacles.†   (source)
  • This was like one of those Roman Coliseum spectacles where they threw the Christians to the lions.†   (source)
  • She peers at Iris over her spectacles.†   (source)
  • He paused and took off his spectacles.†   (source)
  • Have you never had spectacles?†   (source)
  • This night, at least, the sober-physician disguise of her severe clothes and steel-rimmed spectacles could not conceal the sparkling depths of Georgine Delmann's natural ebullience.†   (source)
  • He wore spectacles of great strength, yet the man still had to squint to see.†   (source)
  • In the bathroom mirror, he saw that even the rims of his nostrils had whitened; they looked like an oddly placed pair of spectacles.†   (source)
  • Then after stooping down and peering carefully through his spectacles, he broke into a laugh.†   (source)
  • Harrison smashed his headphones and spectacles against the wall.†   (source)
  • Karden asked, his eyebrows raised above the gold rims of his spectacles.†   (source)
  • Navot regarded Gabriel through his small rimless spectacles.†   (source)
  • Lee wiped his steel-rimmed spectacles on a dish towel.†   (source)
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  • The doctor has warned me about coffee, but he's only fifty — he goes jogging in shorts, making a spectacle of his hairy legs.†   (source)
  • The dogs all stood in their pens, gazes fixed on the spectacle of Glen Papineau crawling down the aisle.†   (source)
  • She had spared the bar the spectacle of trying to manage her dogs, but in their place she had brought along a round-faced fellow with a receding hairline for whom puppylike devotion seemed to come a little more naturally.†   (source)
  • But she hardly saw the spectacle through the tears running down her face.†   (source)
  • It was a spectacle wondrous and awe-inspiring.†   (source)
  • I grew anxious thinking about witnessing the spectacle of a man being electrocuted, burned to death in front of me.†   (source)
  • The man thought he seemed some sad and solitary changeling child announcing the arrival of a traveling spectacle in shire and village who does not know that behind him the players have all been carried off by wolves.†   (source)
  • Then, on Fridays, he went to Ghazi Stadium, bought a Pepsi, and watched the spectacle.†   (source)
  • He hardly heard what Professor McGonagall was telling them about Animagi (wizards who could transform at will into animals), and wasn't even watching when she transformed herself in front of their eyes into a tabby cat with spectacle markings around her eyes.†   (source)
  • And let me tell you, it's quite a spectacle.†   (source)
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  • As the booster soared, Mitch had no time to watch the spectacle on the main screen.†   (source)
  • I think everyone in the building has really appreciated the spectacle.†   (source)
  • Can't resist a spectacle, can you?†   (source)
  • Her gaze was a spectacle you couldn't look away from.†   (source)
  • I understood that I was supposed to be terrifled by this spectacle—these two demonic creatures on this dark, lonely road.†   (source)
  • No one would suspect her of cheating, because who in her right mind would make such a spectacle of herself if she intended to cheat?†   (source)
  • Even so, I'm glad I watched that spectacle (just as I'm glad I watched Triumph of the Will).†   (source)
  • None of them had seen the spectacle; none of them had seen the shadows in the gusting wind.†   (source)
  • Kohler was staring into the annihilation chamber with a look of utter amazement at the spectacle he had just seen.†   (source)
  • At this news-as Jordan had expected-there was a collective sigh from the media, all of whom had been hoping for a spectacle.†   (source)
  • Maven pretends to lament the lack of spectacle, if only to fill the silence.†   (source)
  • Drivers were only just registering the spectacle through their windscreens.†   (source)
  • The second was high and more powerful than the first, and the third was a spectacle.†   (source)
  • And what class of a spectacle you'd be strolling down the street, lopsided in Limerick.†   (source)
  • Pedro, too, was lucky enough to witness the spectacle, since he was just leaving the patio on his bicycle to go for a ride.†   (source)
  • He watched the spectacle for a while, then decided that the whippings were going too slow, so he had guards set up long tables and lined us up in rows, four across.†   (source)
  • As Ford gazed at the spectacle of light before them excitement burned inside him, but only the excitement of seeing a strange new planet; it was enough for him to see it as it was.†   (source)
  • It didn't fly too well-not even to the congregation, who sat in the audience staring wide-eyed at the spectacle-and the newspaper said things like "Though it was certainly interesting, it wasn't exactly the play we've all come to know and love..."†   (source)
  • Confronted with the spectacle of William Spiver, they had forgotten about Ulysses.†   (source)
  • In the early morning light, I see a bizarre spectacle.†   (source)
  • DeFrees, not quite so amused, standing behind Hobie and frowning slightly at the spectacle of my vodka-smelling guest rolling and tumbling with the dog on the carpet.†   (source)
  • The deep-swimming fish covered their mouths with their fins and laughed sideways at the spectacle.†   (source)
  • Chairman, do you mean ...making a public spectacle of myself?†   (source)
  • A crowd of kids gathered around to witness the spectacle.†   (source)
  • They were all looking forward to the night's spectacle.†   (source)
  • Then the strangest thing happened: The clouds parted and the sun burst out, flooding the spectacle.†   (source)
  • But having destroyed and consumed her, he moveson, not sufficiently touched, it seems to me, by the pathetic spectacle he has caused.†   (source)
  • The men all smiled and laughed at the spectacle.†   (source)
  • Slowly, no doubt embarrassed by the spectacle, Jacob walked into the Great Room.†   (source)
  • I tore my eyes from the spectacle as swiftly as I could, for Christoffels' expression forbade us to notice anything out of the ordinary.†   (source)
  • It took a moment for her to drag her eyes from the spectacle of Beloved's head to see what she was staring at.†   (source)
  • Nadia and her colleagues spent much of that day staring at the television next to their floor's water cooler, but by afternoon it was over, the army having decided any risk to hostages was less than the risk to national security should this media-savvy and morale-sapping spectacle be allowed to continue, and so the building was stormed with maximum force, and the militants were exterminated, and initial estimates put the number of dead workers at probably less than a hundred.†   (source)
  • There was nothing, nothing, Gatlin loved better than a spectacle.†   (source)
  • But the children soon came back, unable to resist the scene of such a spectacle.†   (source)
  • "What a spectacle!" wrote Ray Stannard Baker in his American Chronicle.†   (source)
  • I didn't think about the spectacle I would have to star in much too soon.†   (source)
  • But this is sure to be another sad spectacle, and a man wanders over to see just how bad I'm willing to let myself look in public.†   (source)
  • On the field below, the two groups of boys watched the spectacle with craned necks, and from different perspectives.†   (source)
  • And what a spectacle he must have been!†   (source)
  • It would make you throw up to see how these girls make a spectacle of themselves in church.†   (source)
  • It was as if we were a provincial audience, New Haven to the real world's New York, where history could try out its next spectacle.†   (source)
  • The spectacle that the twins had invented when they became aware that they were equal was repeated in honor of the new arrival.†   (source)
  • But she sensed also the undercurrent of crowd excitement, their enjoyment of the spectacle.†   (source)
  • You've ruined the spectacle!†   (source)
  • As Mandy would have said, I was a spectacle.†   (source)
  • He twisted his neck in an attempt to get an unobstructed view, but the spectacle had already vanished into the dark.†   (source)
  • Lencho invited his cronies from the Berets to come witness his spectacle.†   (source)
  • She would chain herself with other ladies to the gates of Congress and the Supreme Court, setting off a degrading spectacle that made all their husbands look ridiculous.†   (source)
  • The crowd laughed and ate baklava and enjoyed the whole spectacle.†   (source)
  • "A spectacle," Doc said.†   (source)
  • I've witnessed this spectacle every September for twenty-one years.†   (source)
  • You can put any kind of spin on it you like, but you end up with the same unbearable spectacle.†   (source)
  • The mountain displayed a constantly changing face of weather and shadow, rain and sun, a spectacle of African light.†   (source)
  • I am quite aware it would take a far wiser head than mine to answer such a question, but if I were forced to hazard a guess, I would say that it is the very lack of obvious drama or spectacle that sets the beauty of our land apart.†   (source)
  • The worker watched the spectacle with great interest.†   (source)
  • It was a grisly spectacle that made South Africa appear as if it was on the brink of internal war.†   (source)
  • I didn't even have the strength to feel chagrin at embarrassing my queen and staunchest defender once again by providing a spectacle for the entire court of Eddis.†   (source)
  • Abruptly the sound and spectacle were gone and the night was silent.†   (source)
  • Atlee's lazy, like most judges, and he wants this spectacle of a case right here in his courtroom.†   (source)
  • After all: who doesn't wish to make a spectacle of his loneliness?†   (source)
  • I don't normally care, but after the talk with Hector, I want to go home, not be a spectacle.†   (source)
  • Why is this spectacle being made of me?†   (source)
  • Ghosh kept nodding his head, a big smile on his face, waving, keeping up an agitated chatter, "I know, I know, you unkempt rascal, good morning to you, too, yes indeed, I have come to delight in this heathen spectacle ....Let's hang you, by Jove, it certainly is most civilized of you to do this, thank you, thank you," and inching forward.†   (source)
  • My stomach drops, and I turn from the spectacle.†   (source)
  • And Perry could remember many another rodeo spectacle-see again his father skipping about inside a circle of spinning lassos, or his mother, with silver and turquoise bangles jangling on her wrists, trick-riding at a desperado speed that thrilled her youngest child and caused crowds in towns from Texas to Oregon to "stand up and clap†   (source)
  • The alternatives, he says, will be the obtaining of Professional status, or, by 1971, reduction to the role of spectacle-sellers.†   (source)
  • Anytime the president of the United States drives through a crowded city, there is a careful balance between protecting his life and ensuring the spectacle of the chief executive intermingling with the American people.†   (source)
  • You're just making a spectacle of yourself.†   (source)
  • I'm afraid I may have to take the fireplace poker to my brother to silence this spectacle.†   (source)
  • Mark poked his head out to watch the continuation of the spectacle.†   (source)
  • It's a spectacle.†   (source)
  • The idea was for a group of important Western intellectuals to march to the Cambodian border and by means of this great spectacle performed before the eyes of the world to force the occupied country to allow the doctors in.†   (source)
  • My impression was that the youthful aristocracy of every country often made of itself a spectacle unseemly.†   (source)
  • Marcus and his brother will enjoy such a spectacle.†   (source)
  • I prayed that Mahtob would never be subjected to such a spectacle.†   (source)
  • Dad listened to the radio with a drink in his hand and watched what I now know was a pitiful spectacle.†   (source)
  • He knew he was making a spectacle of himself.†   (source)
  • All along the benches men put down their cups and spoons to turn and gape at the grisly spectacle.†   (source)
  • The next day, up in the more affluent North Division, Jonas Hutchinson was numbed by the spectacle he beheld: "As far as the fire reached, the city is thronged with desperadoes who are plundering and trying to set new fires....Several were shot and others hung to lampposts last night....The like of this sight since Sodom and Gomorrah has never met human vision."†   (source)
  • Mostly, though, what united them was the spectacle they'd witnessed in the Russian gulag.†   (source)
  • It was a spectacle such as could only have been imagined until that morning.†   (source)
  • Yossarian's heart pounded with fright and horror at the pitiful, ominous, gory spectacle of the broken corpse.†   (source)
  • His images startle, but Rowell always felt they failed compared to the experience of simply standing there, dwarfed by the spectacle of what he considered the most beautiful place on earth, a place he dubbed "the throne room of the mountain gods.†   (source)
  • He and I make a great spectacle of leaving the tent.†   (source)
  • Gasping for air, I reminded myself that I'd come here to be normal, not a spectacle.†   (source)
  • And then the treetops began filling as well, as if a hundred thousand Shataiki had been called to witness a great spectacle, and the black trees were their bleachers.†   (source)
  • Right in the middle of all the pretense, it's an even more pretentious spectacle.†   (source)
  • I see it in my mind's eye as a spectacle: Sukeena in front of him by a few steps, my husband's slightly drunken gait following a few paces behind.†   (source)
  • It was a rare spectacle, and I stood on the hill in the apple orchard, transfixed by the slowing advancing columns of white outlined against the black clouds behind.†   (source)
  • Make a spectacle of it.†   (source)
  • And I wondered, Are they all Clifton's friends, or is it just for the spectacle, the slow-paced music?†   (source)
  • They were treated to quite a spectacle.†   (source)
  • Now look at the spectacle of your life.†   (source)
  • They certainly provided a spectacle of squirming on the grand scale.†   (source)
  • An awesome spectacle that I was a part of.†   (source)
  • These knights had been there the whole time, watching the spectacle.†   (source)
  • Food Street encompassed the crushing spectacle of some 30 restaurants within the stretch of two blocks.†   (source)
  • Drizzt and several other drow witnessed the spectacle.†   (source)
  • By then we had blown our noses and quit making an open spectacle of ourselves.†   (source)
  • Tappan was used to such treatment and spectacle.†   (source)
  • This, too, how the love works and then doesn't: a mutual spectacle of imagination.†   (source)
  • Miracles and paradoxes could be explained by the marvelously independent courses of their elements, and perhaps real beauty could be partially understood in that it was not just a combination, but a dissolution; that after the threads were woven and tangled they then untangled and continued on their separate ways; that the trains that pulled into the station in a riveting spectacle as clouds of steam condensed in the midnight air, then left for different destinations and disappeared; that the drama of a striking clock was impossible without the silence that was both its preface and epilogue.†   (source)
  • It isn't the prettiest spectacle ....seeing a couple of middle-aged types hacking away at each other, all red in the face and winded, missing half the time.†   (source)
  • I thought of children like my own Damon and Jannie, watching this spectacle in their homes.†   (source)
  • Mi querido Gustavo, Zaida Puente changed all my plans for Lourdes's wedding and arranged a spectacle instead at the Tropicana Club.†   (source)
  • The little man was there: a soggy spectacle on a pale and spattered horse.†   (source)
  • Before the service started, Lou asked Cotton about this spectacle.†   (source)
  • All nations are watching the awful spectacle.†   (source)
  • As for the train ride to New York — famous mountains lumbered by, famous rivers, plains, canyons, the whole holy American spectacle, without his looking up once.†   (source)
  • Stories, more even than stars or spectacle, are still the currency of life, or commercial entertainment, and look likely to last longer than the euro.†   (source)
  • What are you thinking, you spectacle?†   (source)
  • It was too nerve-wracking, a shocking spectacle, like seeing an old, calm friend go insane.†   (source)
  • I'd forgotten-you performed a dramatic spectacle on the way.†   (source)
  • It was the middle of rush hour, Oedipa was appalled at the spectacle, having thought such traffic only possible in Los Angeles, places like that.†   (source)
  • It was an embarrassing spectacle.†   (source)
  • I stared up at him, not recognizing him, and felt my face flush with the embarrassment of being a public spectacle.†   (source)
  • In the Century first-row balcony, where their seats always were, I'd be sitting beside my father at this hour beyond my bedtime carried totally away by the performance, and then suddenly the thought of my mother staying home with my sleeping younger brothers, missing the spectacle at this moment before my eyes, and doing without all the excitement and wonder that filled my being, would arrest me and I could hardly bear my pleasure for my guilt.†   (source)
  • I felt a quaking in the knees, my parched mouth gave forth a string of senseless vocables, and then I found myself lurching toward the men's room, blessed sanctuary from a spectacle of hatred and cruelty such as I had never conceived I would witness firsthand.†   (source)
  • Nevertheless, to human observers the spectacle was disturbingly schizophrenic.†   (source)
  • For perhaps a minute the spectacle numbed reaction.†   (source)
  • With the body definitely not being the self, and not the spectacle of the senses, so it also was not the thought, not the rational mind, not the learned wisdom, not the learned ability to draw conclusions and to develop previous thoughts in to new ones.†   (source)
  • A sweet spectacle for me!†   (source)
  • [He goes once more to the various exits, but the spectacle of the rhinoceros halts him†   (source)
  • Vasia was tired from walking to see it, to experience the joy and terror of the spectacle.†   (source)
  • promising what spectacle Gabriel could not imagine, nor could he imagine how she had escaped her young man of the evening.†   (source)
  • The courage of life is often a less dramatic spectacle than the courage of a final moment; but it is no less a magnificent mixture of triumph and tragedy.†   (source)
  • Powell stood quietly, enjoying the spectacle.†   (source)
  • There is no point in making a spectacle of yourself, Janine, said Aunt Lydia.†   (source)
  • Perhaps, I said; thinking what a spectacle I made, with a smirking ruffian to either side.†   (source)
  • From the tip burst three silver cats with spectacle markings around their eyes.†   (source)
  • Up and down the street, people have settled on the sidewalks and rooftops to watch the spectacle.†   (source)
  • You could feel the energy in the room pick up, from the sheer spectacle of it all.†   (source)
  • And if we refuse to cooperate with your spectacle?†   (source)
  • Now we're ready to create the greatest spectacle Rome has ever seen—and the last!†   (source)
  • Now that Macon had come out, so to speak, he seemed to enjoy making a spectacle of himself.†   (source)
  • Our spectacle—the destruction of Rome—will go on for one full month until Gaea awakens.†   (source)
  • "Well, this spectacle will be even better," Ephialtes promised.†   (source)
  • You may have ruined my spectacle, but Gaea will still destroy your world!†   (source)
  • After a moment, everyone turned their backs on the spectacle.†   (source)
  • Creeping to the hill's summit, the boys looked out upon a baffling spectacle.†   (source)
  • Imagine what Nicky said, watching this spectacle.†   (source)
  • Bloom and the ACLU take a grave matter and turn it into a spectacle.†   (source)
  • Adams could well have gloated over the spectacle of Jefferson under fire.†   (source)
  • The mere spectacle of Yuga had overwhelmed their senses.†   (source)
  • It was quite a spectacle, not all at once or to one region, of course.†   (source)
  • He did his earnest best, though, and seemed oblivious to the spectacle he was making of himself.†   (source)
  • It was turning out to be the spectacle I'd hoped.†   (source)
  • I feel it's a spectacle, even though no one's watching.†   (source)
  • Emma and I slipped in among them and huddled in a corner, eyes glued to the unfolding spectacle.†   (source)
  • "Why are they yelling that?" asked Max, deeply disturbed by the spectacle.†   (source)
  • As more troops followed, a naval spectacle of more than ninety vessels filled the Narrows.†   (source)
  • Woolf felt the spectacle was worth the price of new paint and a furious agent.†   (source)
  • The less a job pays, Bronzini thought, the harder the work, the more impressive the spectacle.†   (source)
  • I had no idea that you've met that many of my relatives, spectacle," she said.†   (source)
  • But for the "straggling and loitering" to be seen, it would have been an encouraging spectacle.†   (source)
  • But it was not this gruesome spectacle that made Max's blood run cold.†   (source)
  • The nervous feline bolted away at the spectacle, but no magical bolts struck it, or even near it.†   (source)
  • Thomas sat with Rachelle and his lieutenants in one of the gazebos overlooking the spectacle.†   (source)
  • It is a spectacle of this kind that makes one feel the insignificance of man.'†   (source)
  • Sit still, watch the unfolding spectacle, pay attention.†   (source)
  • The SS men who were watching were greatly amused by the spectacle.†   (source)
  • Diamondnodded shyly to all, as though being scrubbed and shod made him a circus spectacle of sorts.†   (source)
  • A NATION without a NATIONAL GOVERNMENT is an awful spectacle.†   (source)
  • Yes, she said it was a most marvelous spectacle.†   (source)
  • Now wot would Missus Nightwing say if she was to see you makin' such a spectacle o' yerself?†   (source)
  • "Making a spectacle of yourself," as if there's something wrong in the mere act of being looked at.†   (source)
  • They collapsed in a riffling click of doom, but Pedi didn't notice the spectacle.†   (source)
  • It was a spectacle that never would have happened if Mallos hadn't orchestrated it.†   (source)
  • years later, I witnessed a similar spectacle in Aden.†   (source)
  • The spectacle of his suffering does not make me compassionate, but ruthless.†   (source)
  • The whole drama of the world is such tragedy that I am weary of the spectacle.†   (source)
  • This-thought Dagny, with a sickened amusement-was the spectacle of the sincerity of the dishonest.†   (source)
  • Steam rose from the chasm, adding a surrealistic flavor to the spectacle.†   (source)
  • He admired the man's determination, but it was a mortifying spectacle.†   (source)
  • All except Lou, who just sat there with her arms crossed pretending to ignore this spectacle.†   (source)
  • The spectacle's so dazzling they can't take it all in.†   (source)
  • We've received our souvenir program for tonight's spectacle.†   (source)
  • I told you it would be a spectacle, and wasn't I right?†   (source)
  • She is making a spectacle of herself, at last, and I am in control.†   (source)
  • Drizzt jumped to the side, more curious than afraid, and watched the growing spectacle.†   (source)
  • It is to be a masked ball, a jolly spectacle of costume, held on May Day for patrons and parents.†   (source)
  • I keep thinking that this was what she would have enjoyed-the spectacle of those passengers tonight.†   (source)
  • Max had never been in this part of the palace before, and the spectacle took his breath away.†   (source)
  • The Drury Lane is known for its spectacle, and we are not to be disappointed.†   (source)
  • This is the kind of thing I should look out for crying without reason, making a spectacle of myself.†   (source)
  • Several goblins in line behind the ogres had watched the spectacle in blank amazement.†   (source)
  • Even Nightwing allows herself to observe the jolly spectacle of a cockfight.†   (source)
  • The cobblestones are coated with paper adverts for a spectacle of some sort.†   (source)
  • And I know how dearly you love this sort of spectacle!†   (source)
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