119 Metaphors for  sight

119 Metaphors for sight

[Illustration: Where the Queen Played] CHAPTER VIII MARIE ANTOINETTE Stereotyped sights are rarely the most engrossing.

Our Sight is the most perfect and most delightful of all our Senses.

She forgot the crumbs and the robins for, although her letter was two days old and she knew exactly what it contained, the very sight of the written words was joy to her.

The sight of gross faults is rather a poison than a remedy.

The great sight of his place, however, was the hero's private den at the bottom of the garden.

"But I would not let you go," he replied, "you must never leave us again, and besides I cannot fancy that sight is such a very precious thingdescribe to me what it is."

Daily he attended the sales at the Board, with apparently exhaustless resources, bearing pitilessly, triumphantly, until the unlucky bulls came to think the sight of his face was an ill omen.

But from a New England perspective, the sight of Brady wearing another team’s colors is a big jarring.

The outline of a leafy forest is in comparison hard, gross and blotchy; the clouds of night do not more certainly obscure the moon than those green and monstrous clouds obscure the tree; the actual sight of the little wood, with its gray and silver sea of life, is entirely a winter vision.

The sight he saw was our starry firmament!

However, the most spectacular sight is the Darbar Sahib (Golden Temple), Amritsar, which as on Diwali Night looks like a floating palace of a million multi-coloured lights.

But the dismallest sight was a bloody shape, with face to the ground, fingers clutching the grass with aimless eagerness, and shivering silently with an invisible wound.

The sight of her uncle,generally so cheerful, so elastic, so full of bright thoughts and beautiful words,so utterly cast down, was both a mystery and a terror to Agnes.

"A sight" was a prospect for a robbery, and to commit it was, to "raise the sight," or if it was a burglary or a highway robbery, the man robbed was "raked down."

There were many reasons which influenced him: the sight of that immense battlefield, strewn with the bodies of the slain, the determined resistance of the Austrian soldiers, the difficulties which would have to be faced in the Quadrilateral, the hostile attitude of Prussia, were all motives which combined to sway the French Emperor's mind.

The traveller was hungry; but this sight was a damper upon his appetite.

But the grandest sight was the cavalry, comprising the flower of the French aristocracy, and displaying finely wrought weapons, mantles of gorgeous brocade, velvet banners embroidered with gold, chains of gold, and other precious ornaments.

But the most wonderful sight of the day, after all, though Luigi and his fellows did so well, was to see a poor fisherman, named Antonio, in his bare head and naked legs, a man of seventy years, and with a boat no better than that I use to carry liquors to the Lido, entering on the second race, and carrying off the prize!"

When Napoleon's Old Guard was advancing up the hill, the only sight they could see was the duke and a few mounted officers, till a voice was heard, "Up, guards, and at them!"

Except in the well-kept palaces of the great, houses in Italy are more like dens than habitations, and a sight of them is a sufficient reason to the mind of any inquirer, why their vivacious and handsome inhabitants spend their life principally in the open air.

After many years living close to the street such a sight would have been a tremendous blessing to his family and friends.

The old man used to say that the prettiest sight he ever saw was the smoke arising from a 'Snake' branding-iron.

The dial-sight was a complicated affair of prisms and lenses which probably cost the Bosch about sixty pounds, and we felt a little sick at having overlooked such a find.

I am upland bred, and to me, too, the sight was a comfort as I stood beside him.

The most stirring sight by far which she witnessed while in London, was a review of 20,000 volunteers by the Queen in Hyde Park, on the 23d of June.

A gay sight were famous Finsbury Fields on that bright and sunny morning of lusty summertime.

The sight was a cause for celebration: a juvenile humpback whale stationed near the entrance of New York Harbor was yet another sign that the waters surrounding New York City are vastly cleaner than they were a decade ago.

Her sight became dim.

she interrupted, and a fair sight also, grievous to Irby, startling to Anna, were this pair, standing eye to eye.

To see that mountain monarch had been the chief object of my climb, so, recognising that the sight of him was a hope deferred, I made haste to scramble down to the tarn below, stopping here and there to fill my pith hat with wild rhubarb, and to pick or admire the new and always fascinating wild flowers as I passed.

Later we are to see several thousand French prisoners; but now the sight is at once a sensation and a novelty to us.

The mere sight of the blue-white beams was the best possible stimulus to call him to himself.

The most interest sight in Larissa is the ancient theater which is located in the center of the city.

The sight of a boarded house or glass window was a great rarity; a cordial welcome to any connected with the American army still greater.

A large proportion of the prisoners work in a stone quarry without the walls; and the most painful sight I saw at Sing Sing were the sentinels placed on prominent points commanding the prison, with loaded muskets and fixed bayonets, who have orders at once to shoot a convict who may attempt to escape, if he does not obey the order to return.

A sight of the treasure would be another matter.

One sight of the place is the medieval Lärbro Church.

A welcome sight was the snug rest-house, perched upon a hillock above a fussy little stream and surrounded by a fine clump of deodars.

Most famous sight of the town is the beautiful town hall.

A sadder sight to the tourist on the Hudson, but one which is of necessity full of interest, is the Sing Sing Prison, just below Croton Point.

"Second sight," Mr. Pennant tells us, "is a power of seeing images impressed on the organs of sight, by the power of fancy; or on the fancy, by the disordered spirits operating on the mind.

Of one thing only must he be quite certain: that under no circumstances will he discover any lack of worth in himself when the veil is raised; the sight of it would be the Gorgon that would kill him.

And the sight was an astonishment and an uplifting, that indeed there was so mighty a thing in all the earth.

But far beyond and above was a stranger, wilder sight still; the strangest and wildest of all; one of the strangest and wildest, surely, that human eyes ever rested upon.

For when extended to things external, it looks to externals, or rather it looks to colored body, but does not see itself, because sight itself is neither body nor that which is colored.

He takes himself in hand on Saturdays and in vacation time, and accomplishes a good deal, notwithstanding the fact that his sight is a trifle impaired already, and his hearing grown a little dull, so that Dame Nature works at a disadvantage, and begins, doubtless, to dread boys who have enjoyed too much "schooling," since it seems to leave them in a state of coma.

The sight of the normal human life is the best remedy against phantasms like these.

Not but what he had been very happy and contented before; but sight was a new pleasure to him now; a sort of treat, like a birthday or Christmas present, which puts every one into high spirits.

The most welcome sight was Julius, who came down in dismay as soon as he could leave the Hall.

After having been shut up among rocky ranges for a month, the sight of the sea horizon was a novelty, and the cool, refreshing breeze, as it came sweeping over the unbroken expanse of waters, created in us very pleasing sensations.