However, the regime, frightened by the spectacle, saw the student movement as a threat to the stability of the state.
By now, we are all familiar with the spectacle of the disgraced husband and the long-suffering wife.
The picture turned his private assignation into a spectacle for all the world—and his wife—to see.
It was a performance, but it was also a spectacle of some kind.
Observer Editor Kyle Pope, presiding over the spectacle, got right to the point.
Never was a spectacle of a like nature, more awful yet more magnificent, beheld.
The spectacle as night fell was strange, ominous, but not unpicturesque.
I spoke of this spectacle in my short article in the Century.
He saw himself as he was—or nearly—and the spectacle did not please him.
Being hymns of joy, they called forth all the ceremony and spectacle of ecclesiastical 532 / 472 pomp.
mid-14c., "specially prepared or arranged display," from Old French spectacle, from Latin spectaculum "a show, spectacle," from spectare "to view, watch," frequentative form of specere "to look at," from PIE *spek- "to observe" (see scope (n.1)).