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a sight/wonder to behold

Definition of a sight/wonder to behold

formal + literary

  1. :  a wonderful or impressive thing to see <The huge crowd that gathered at the stadium was a sight/wonder to behold.>



Word by Word Definitions

sightplay
  1. :  something that is seen :  spectacle

    :  something ludicrous or disorderly in appearance

    :  a great number or quantity

  1. :  to get or catch sight of

    :  to look at through or as if through a sight

    :  to test for straightness

  1. :  based on recognition or comprehension without previous study

    :  payable on presentation

wonderplay
  1. :  a cause of astonishment or admiration :  marvel

    :  miracle

    :  the quality of exciting amazed admiration

  1. :  to be in a state of wonder

    :  to feel surprise

    :  to feel curiosity or doubt

  1. :  wondrous, wonderful: as

    :  exciting amazement or admiration

    :  effective or efficient far beyond anything previously known or anticipated

beholdplay
  1. :  to perceive through sight or apprehension :  see

    :  to gaze upon :  observe

    : used in the imperative especially to call attention


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