coup d'oeil

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n coup d'oeil a quick look
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Usage

In literature:

The first is figuratively expressed by the French phrase coup d'oeil.
"On War" by Carl von Clausewitz
One of them wrote an "ESSAY on the COUP-D'OEIL MILITAIRE," over which Retzow pretends to weep.
"History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XIX. (of XXI.) Frederick The Great--Friedrich Like to be Overwhelmed in The Seven-Years War--1759-1760" by Thomas Carlyle
The first coup d'oeil from the summit of the cliff 1500 feet above the level had suggested what a closer examination confirmed.
"In the Heart of Africa" by Samuel White Baker
These domes and arches of verdure and flowers presented an admirable coup-d'-oeil.
"The Private Life of Napoleon Bonaparte, Complete" by Constant
It presents a charming coup d'oeil.
"Frederick Chopin as a Man and Musician" by Frederick Niecks
Berriat de Saint-Prix, J., 'Jeanne d'Arc, ou Coup-d'oeil sur les revolutions de France au temps de Charles VI.
"Joan of Arc" by Ronald Sutherland Gower
COUP-D'OEIL OF THE CAMP.
"The War Trail" by Mayne Reid
Ah, c'etait un coup d'oeil ravissant.
"Forgotten Tales of Long Ago" by E. V. Lucas
Words cannot describe the coup d'oeil.
"Before and after Waterloo" by Edward Stanley
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