What does the word beholder mean?

Usage examples for beholder

  1. Light and sunshine are ever lovely; so is colour; but here was light and colour co- mingled in a transformation scene so grand, so vast, that it struck the heart of the beholder with a species of wonder not unmixed with awe. – Annie o' the Banks o' Dee by Gordon Stables
  2. It is a spectacle which, apprehensible to the mind alone, enables the beholder to create, not phantoms, but verities, and in so doing, to merit immortality, if mortal may. – Historia Amoris: A History of Love, Ancient and Modern by Edgar Saltus
  3. The view which my uncle's residence afforded of the surrounding country was very pleasing to the beholder. – The Path of Duty, and Other Stories by H. S. Caswell
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