spectacle


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Synonyms for spectacle

an impressive or ostentatious exhibition

Words related to spectacle

something or someone seen (especially a notable or unusual sight)

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an elaborate and remarkable display on a lavish scale

a blunder that makes you look ridiculous

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The 27th of January, at the entrance of the vast Bay of Bengal, we met repeatedly a forbidding spectacle, dead bodies floating on the surface of the water.
The Spectacle has, indeed, an emotional attraction of its own, but, of all the parts, it is the least artistic, and connected least with the art of poetry.
A prolonged cry from the gardens attracted the superintendent to enjoy the spectacle.
The king has ordered some novel spectacle -- some gladiatorial exhibition at the hippodrome -- or perhaps the massacre of the Scythian prisoners -- or the conflagration of his new palace -- or the tearing down of a handsome temple -- or, indeed, a bonfire of a few Jews.
Let us, rather, hurry away from this revolting spectacle.
One was an elderly man, with white hair and large rimmed spectacles.
And suddenly that father whom she had judged would look for his spectacles in her presence, fumbling near them and not seeing them, or would forget something that had just occurred, or take a false step with his failing legs and turn to see if anyone had noticed his feebleness, or, worst of all, at dinner when there were no visitors to excite him would suddenly fall asleep, letting his napkin drop and his shaking head sink over his plate.
It was, indeed, a curious spectacle to see these two men at the windows of their several carriages; the one surrounded by his guards, and all powerful, the other a prisoner and miserable; the one going to mount a throne, the other believing himself to be on his way to the scaffold.
A stranger arriving at Stones Hill would have been surprised at the spectacle offered to his view.
When we had finished our prayers and viewed the spectacle, we turned in the direction of the city; and at that instant Polemarchus the son of Cephalus chanced to catch sight of us from a distance as we were starting on our way home, and told his servant to run and bid us wait for him.
The theater was full of people, enjoying the spectacle and laughing till they cried at the antics of the two Marionettes.
For my mother had no use of her spectacles could not put them on.
We found her, in her spectacles, sitting by the fire.
I kept, among other little necessaries, a pair of spectacles in a private pocket, which, as I observed before, had escaped the emperor's searchers.
and the King put on his spectacles and looked anxiously round, to make out who was talking.