SPECTACLE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of SPECTACLE
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spectacle
 n.  a public event or show that is exciting to watch; an exciting appearance
Classic Sentence: (180 in 13 pages)
1  Now she had lost and, greater than her sense of loss, was the fear that she had made a public spectacle of herself.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
2  He went about his campaign slowly, subtly, not arousing the suspicions of Atlanta by the spectacle of a leopard trying to change his spots overnight.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LII
3  Mrs. Trenor paused to enjoy the spectacle of Miss Bart's efforts to unravel her tangled correspondence.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 4
4  Thus adjured, Lily turned her eyes on the spectacle which was affording Mr. Dorset such legitimate mirth.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 5
5  Supplied with these facts, Lily leaned awhile over the side, giving herself up to a leisurely enjoyment of the spectacle before her.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 2
6  Lily, lingering for a moment on the corner, looked out on the afternoon spectacle of Fifth Avenue.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 11
7  That immaculate manliness we feel within ourselves, so far within us, that it remains intact though all the outer character seem gone; bleeds with keenest anguish at the undraped spectacle of a valor-ruined man.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 26. Knights and Squires.
8  And what with the standing spectacle of the black terrific Ahab, and the periodical tumultuous visitations of these three savages, Dough-Boy's whole life was one continual lip-quiver.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 34. The Cabin-Table.
9  It was the same in all the packing house cities; and suddenly the newspapers and public woke up to face the gruesome spectacle of a meat famine.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 26
10  Duncan cast the wide shawl of Cora before a spectacle he so much loved to contemplate, and then suffered his own head to seek a pillow on the rock.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 7
11  "Give him, in pity, give him the contents of another rifle," cried Duncan, turning away his eyes in horror from the spectacle of a fellow creature in such awful jeopardy.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 8
12  But the spectacle which most concerned the young soldier was on the western bank of the lake, though quite near to its southern termination.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 14
13  Insensibly the young man drew nigher to the swarthy lines of the Hurons, and scarcely breathed, so intense became his interest in the spectacle.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 23
14  The woman was commencing a low and plaintive howl at the sad and shameful spectacle, when the chief put forth his hand and gently pushed her aside.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 23
15  He passed a hand before his eyes, as if to exclude the least evidence of so shameful a spectacle, while he repeated, in his low, guttural tones, the words he had just heard.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 30
Example Sentence:
1  The spectacle of Xerxes's defeat tremendously reinforced the traditional conviction that pride goes before a fall.
2  I need to buy new spectacle frames but I will keep the old lenses.
3  It was a strange spectacle to see the two former enemies shaking hands and slapping each other on the back.
4  The display of fireworks on New Year's Eve is a fine spectacle.
5  The ceremonial opening of Parliament was a fine spectacle.
6  Viewed from the top of Mount Tai , the sunrise was indeed a spectacle.
7  Hangings took place outside the prison as a public spectacle.
8  For I knew Diana and Mary would derive more pleasure from seeing again the old homely tables than from the spectacle of the smartest innovations.
9  It's Children's Day today; already they're limbering up to show off the dances that make this event such a spectacle.
10  A church tower protruding from the ground offers the incongruous spectacle to visitors.
11  The River Thames was the centre of a daft spectacle yesterday as a giant 50 foot rubber duck swam down it to celebrate the launch of Jackpotjoy.com's new Facebook FUNdation, a bursary granting funds.