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Catch sight of

Definitions

  • The dragon catches sight of its reflection in the mirror
    The dragon catches sight of its reflection in the mirror
  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Catch sight of suddenly to get a glimpse of
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
From O. Fr. cachier—Late L. captiāre for captāre, inten. of capĕre, to take. See Chase.

Usage

In literature:

At that moment Crazy Jane catching sight of Harriet and her companions, bounded toward them.
"The Meadow-Brook Girls Under Canvas" by Janet Aldridge
Catching sight of Lulu's flushed, angry face, she asked what was the matter.
"Elsie's New Relations" by Martha Finley
One keeps catching sight of it and being made to feel different by it.
"Balloons" by Elizabeth Bibesco
Through the looms I catch sight of Upton's, my landlord's, little child.
"The Woman Who Toils" by Mrs. John Van Vorst and Marie Van Vorst
It was almost time to catch the first sight of his birthplace.
"A Country Doctor and Selected Stories and Sketches" by Sarah Orne Jewett
On catching sight of me, they threw themselves on all fours, their faces touching the floor.
"Madame Chrysantheme" by Pierre Loti
Suddenly, away down the line we catch sight of one of our men climbing over the parapet.
"Private Peat" by Harold R. Peat
I would like to catch sight of the saint who could work a miracle on papa!
"Marzio's Crucifix and Zoroaster" by F. Marion Crawford
All hoped to catch a glimpse of the "Majestic," but she was down the Narrows and out of sight.
"The Harris-Ingram Experiment" by Charles E. Bolton
Then, catching sight of the boy's angry face, he laughed.
"I.N.R.I." by Peter Rosegger
He was waiting to catch sight of some familiar liveries.
"A Lost Leader" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
Upon catching sight of her, Alresca's face broke into an exquisite, sad smile.
"The Ghost" by Arnold Bennett
Lord Evelyn was in the act of turning the gas higher, when he happened to catch sight of his friend.
"Sunrise" by William Black
No sooner did she catch sight of him over the heads of those in front of her, than her face brightened up.
"The Awakening" by Leo Nikoleyevich Tolstoy
The moment they catch sight of us you can give a cheer.
"The Queen's Cup" by G. A. Henty
Then catching sight of her woe-begone face, he laughed.
"Maida's Little Shop" by Inez Haynes Irwin
But knowing people were so close at hand, where they might catch sight of him, the Donkey dared not move.
"The Story of a Nodding Donkey" by Laura Lee Hope
Sometimes they would lose sight of the steamer altogether, and again they would catch a fleeting glimpse of her.
"The Moving Picture Girls at Sea" by Laura Lee Hope
Catching sight of them from some distance, I foresaw the meeting before I could reach them.
"The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story" by Various
Then, catching sight of the points of fire running all over the floor, he stopped dead on the landing and fell a-trembling in every limb.
"The Well of Saint Clare" by Anatole France
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In poetry:

I, lingering in your palaced town,
Asudden, 'neath some beetling pile,
Catch sight of Dante's awful frown,
Or Vinci's enigmatic smile;
"Florence" by Alfred Austin
Yes; I forgot; a change there is;
Was it of that you bade me tell?
I catch at times, at times I miss
The sight, the tone, I know so well.
"What News" by Walter Savage Landor
Re-roaming through this palaced town,
I suddenly, 'neath grim-barred pile,
Catch sight of Dante's awful frown,
Or Leonardo's mystic smile;
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin
Often me too the Living voices call
In many a vulgar and habitual place,
I catch a sight of lands beyond the wall,
I see a strange god’s face.
"Our Daily Bread" by C S Lewis
Whose unknown nature, blessed with keener sense
Catches its breath in wonder at the sight
And feels its being flood with that immense
Epiphany of light?
"Ode On The Death Of Pius The Twelfth" by A D Hope
How swiftly I ran up the mountain's steep height,
To catch the last glimpse of an object so dear!
And, when I no longer could keep her in sight,
I thought on her promise,...."In May I'll be here."
"Song. "Low hung the dark clouds"" by Amelia Opie

In news:

We're disappointed when we catch sight of the first dish to come our way at the new Cava on Capitol Hill.
IN EFFECT UNTIL OCT 15, 6:00 a.m. David Legault saw this sight in Sebastian of a dolphin playing with its catch.
Watch the tides to catch some of the best sight-fishing of the year.
At summer ball games and community events, we catch sight of billowing flags and take in the hum of the national anthem.
Catching bed bug s ahead of a guest sighting/attack is clearly the best possible outcome.
Mr Baksh made bird calls to draw out the game from thickets and trees, and he did identify birds by sound, even before catching sight of them.
With motorists and state officials catching sight of the deers' tragic leap and fall off High Bridge, just east of Boise, witnesses are rallying for some way to prevent their tragic deaths.
Fish that grow up in protected reserves are more naïve than ones in regularly fished areas and are easier to catch, since they don't turn tail at the first sight of humans.
Not only are the sight and sound of water in your backyard soothing, but ponds and other water features also create an eye-catching focal point in the landscape.
) Catch a rare sighting of this mythical beast below.
Across the state, drivers should be putting away their cell phones to focus on the road, and will now likely catch sight of signs reminding them of the cost of getting caught texting while driving.
Waldo has been on the run in Zimmerman this month, and people have been out to catch sight of him in stores and shops around town.
Florida Sportsman member pezvela and crew accomplished something that many South Floridian anglers can only dream of, catch a blue marlin within sight of the inlet.
(WTVR)–Sightings of sturgeon upriver from the 14th Street (Mayo) Bridge brought nature lovers out Monday to try to catch a glimpse of the giant, prehistoric fish that saved the Jamestown settlers from starvation.
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