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beholder

  
  ( beholders    plural  )
1    If you say that something such as beauty or art is in the eye of the beholder   , you mean that it is a matter of personal opinion.      
in the eye of the beholder             phrase   v-link PHR  
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.     
2       n-count   Thebeholder of something is the person who is looking at it.  
OLD-FASHIONED   usu the N in sing  
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beholder     ( beholders    plural  )
1    If you say that something such as beauty or art is in the eye of the beholder, you mean that it is a matter of personal opinion.  
in the eye of the beholder      phrase   v-link PHR  
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.     
2       n-count   Thebeholder of something is the person who is looking at it.  
OLD-FASHIONED   usu the N in sing  

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beholden, behold, beheld, behove

Collaborative Dictionary     English Cobuild
adj.
perceived visually
E.g. How much of the info taken in by the eye do we memorize? (meaning: How much of what we see do we remember?)
n.
The specular reflection of light from the surface of an eye in a photograph visible as a bright white spot on the eye.
The separate lights of the studio flash kit should be positioned so that the portrait exhibits only one catchlight per eye.
n.
brothers of the blue eye
n.
celui qui souffle la poussière s'en remplit les yeux
n.
ce n'est qu'avec les yeux des autres que l'on peut bien voir ses défauts
n.
ce que les yeux ne voient ne fait pas mal au coeur
n.
Mydriasis Unilateral : because medication, loss of Eye inervation . Bilateral profound pupillary areflexia isssen in very profound Coma , Cardiac Arrest or in Death
medical term
n.
c'est le nez qui reçoit le coup et ce sont les yeux qui pleurent
exp.
aie un oeil sur tes affaires
exp.
coeur oublie ce qu'oeil ne voit pas
ce proverbe signifie que l'absence tue l'amour
n.
deux ennemis ont l'un pour l'autre des yeux de lynx
n.
des yeux échangent leurs regards et les êtres existent
exp.
un oeil au vendeur, cent à l'acheteur
n.
au cas que lucas n'ait qu'un oeil, sa femme aurait épousé un borgne
n.
au pays des aveugles, qui n'a qu'un oeil est appelé monsieur
exp.
cultiver les sciences et ne pas aimer les hommes, c'est allumer un flambeau et fermer les yeux
ce proverbe signiffie que le savoir est inutile s'il n'est pas au service de l'homme
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