beholder

Part of speech: noun

An eye - witness; spectator.

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Usage examples "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", 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", 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", H. S. Caswell.