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coup d'oeil

[koo dœ-yuh; English koo dey] /ku ˈdœ yə; English ˈku ˈdeɪ/
noun, plural coups d'oeil. French.
1.
a quick glance.
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  • The first coup d'oeil from the summit of the cliff 1500 feet above the level had suggested what a closer examination confirmed.

    In the Heart of Africa Samuel White Baker
  • I should like to see the display upon a grand stage, and enjoy it in a coup d'oeil.

    Saunterings Charles Dudley Warner
  • But I doubt whether the townsfolk have ever seen anything to equal the coup d'oeil engineered by d'Amade.

  • All this you have at one coup d'oeil in entering the garden, which is truly great.

  • Of course, to me, the coup d'oeil of Rich Bar was charmingly fresh and original.

    The Shirley Letters from California Mines in 1851-52 Louise Amelia Knapp Smith Clappe
  • Many teachers of the Art of War then gave this limited signification as the definition of coup d'oeil.

    On War Carl von Clausewitz
  • I walked the whole length of the route before the procession moved, and the coup d'oeil was perfect.

  • It is, therefore, not only the physical, but more frequently the mental eye which is meant in coup d'oeil.

    On War Carl von Clausewitz
British Dictionary definitions for coup d'oeil

coup d'oeil

/ku dœj/
noun (pl) coups d'oeil (ku dœj)
1.
a quick glance
Word Origin
literally: stroke of the eye
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