salient

Definition: Standing out prominently; striking, remarkable

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Now it Can be Told - By Philip Gibbs
...XVI At the beginning of March there was a little affair--costing a lot of lives--in the neighborhood of St.-Eloi, up in the Ypres salient ....
Cease Firing - By Mary Johnston, Newell Convers Wyeth
...When the first pallid light came into the sky the guns were away from the salient, the point of the V. And a thousand yards in the forest lay, on their arms, waiting for the dawn, the Second and Ninth Army Corps ....
My Second Year of the War - By Frederick Palmer
...To listen to certain narrators you might think that it was the Allies who always got the worst of it in the Ypres salient, but the German did not like the salient any better than they ....
The Gentleman from Indiana - By Booth Tarkington
...Her face was rarely and exquisitely modelled, but, perhaps, just now the salient characteristic of her beauty -LRB- for the salient characteristic seemed to be a different thing at different times -RRB- was the coloring, a delicate glow under the white skin, that bewitched him in its seeming a reflection of the rich benediction of the noonday sun that blazed overhead ....
The Wanderings of a Spiritualist - By Arthur Conan Doyle
...I do not know if he was really forced to fight at Le Cateau, though our sympathies must always go to the man who fights, but I do feel that if he had had his way and straightened the salient of Ypres, there would have been a mighty saving of blood and tears ....
Fundamentals of Fiction Writing - By Arthur Sullivant Hoffman
...For example, in a certain successful series of novelettes and novels told in the first person but centering on another character, the narrator was almost entirely lacking in tags and salient character traits and did n't even have a name, or a past, or a body, or, often, clothes until well along in the series ....
Partial portraits - By Henry James
...His taste is for salient figures, and he has said to himself that there is no greater proof of being salient than being known ....
The War Romance of the Salvation Army - By Evangeline Booth, Grace Livingston Hill
...The Division Commander desires me to express to you his appreciation of the particularly valuable service that the Salvation Army, through you and your assistants, has rendered the Division during the recent operation against the St. Mihiel salient ....
Notes on Novelists - By Henry James
...His pages bristle with the revelation of the lingering earlier world, the world in which places and people still had their queerness, their strong marks, their sharp type, and in which, as before the platitude that was to come, the observer with an appetite for the salient could by way of precaution fill his lungs ....
The Call of the Wild - By Jack London, John Davis Batchelder Collection (Library of Congress), Philip R. Goodwin, Charles Livingston Bull, Charles Edward Hooper
...The salient thing of this other world seemed fear ....
Dracula - By Bram Stoker, Philip M. Parker, Poul Glargaard
...It seemed to me that we were simply going over and over the same ground again; and so I took note of some salient point, and found that this was so ....
The Last of the Mohicans - By James Fenimore Cooper
...Two little spotless flags were abroad, the one on a salient angle of the fort, and the other on the advanced battery of the besiegers; emblems of the truce which existed, not only to the acts, but it would seem, also, to the enmity of the combatants ....
Silas Marner - By George Eliot, Hannah Amelia Noyes Davidson, Bliss Carmen
...And perhaps one of the most salient features of this work, as of all her novels, is an ample Shakespearian humor ....
White Fang - By Jack London
...He looked over the remainder of the team with a speculative eye that summed up instantly the salient traits of each animal ....
As You Like it - By William Shakespeare, Samuel Thurber, Louise Wetherbee
...He likes to be with those who, though deserving the best, still have the worst; virtue wronged, buffeted, oppressed, is his special delight, because such moral discrepancies offer the most salient points to his cherished meditations ....
The Return of the Native - By Thomas Hardy, John William Cunliffe
...With nearer approach these fragmentary sounds became pieced together, and were found to be the salient points of the tune called `` Nancy 's Fancy . "...
The Portrait of a Lady - By Henry James
...It rested upon two figures which, in spite of increasing distance, were still sufficiently salient; they were recognisable without difficulty as those of Caspar Goodwood and Lord Warburton ....