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conspicuous
used in The Remains of the Day

8 uses
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Definition
easily noticed — typically attracting attention such as by being large, flashy, or unusual
  • ...his talk was conspicuous for an eagerness to apply military similes to a very wide variety of matters.
    1e — Day 1 - Evening (87% in)
conspicuous = easily noticed

(editor's note:  A simile is a figure of speech that expresses a resemblance between things of different kinds (usually formed with "like" or "as") — such as "like looking for a needle in a haystack". Similes are typically compared to metaphors which are similar, but which don't use words such as "like" or "as". Metaphors assume the reader will understand that the meaning should not be taken literally. "She is like a diamond in the rough" is a simile; while "She is a diamond in the rough" is a metaphor.)
  • Now I do not doubt that Mr Neighbours had good organizational skills; he did, I understand, mastermind a number of large occasions with conspicuous style.
    1e — Day 1 - Evening (33% in)
  • Most conspicuously, in virtually the central spot of the otherwise empty and highly polished floor, lay the dustpan Miss Kenton had alluded to.
    2m — Day 2 - Morning (14% in)
  • It struck me as a trivial, but irritating error; the dust-pan would have been conspicuous not only from the five ground-floor doorways opening on to the hall, but also from the staircase and the first-floor balconies.
    2m — Day 2 - Morning (14% in)
  • Mr Lewis apart, however, the other guests, perhaps through awe, perhaps through a sense of antagonism, kept a wary distance from M. Dupont, a fact that was conspicuous even in that generally guarded atmosphere, and which seemed to underline all the more the feeling that it was M. Dupont who somehow held the key to the outcome of the following days.
    2m — Day 2 - Morning (71% in)
  • Not only was the conversation flowing more freely and loudly, we found ourselves serving out wine at a conspicuously increased rate.
    2m — Day 2 - Morning (81% in)
  • This being a thatch-roofed cottage by the roadside, it had looked a conspicuously attractive prospect from the Ford as I had approached in the last of the daylight.
    3m — Day 3 - Morning (1% in)
  • At such a time of night, one's footsteps descending the back staircase are bound to be conspicuous and: no doubt they were responsible for arousing Miss Kenton.
    4a — Day 4 - Afternoon (90% in)

There are no more uses of "conspicuous" in The Remains of the Day.

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