catch sight

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Verb1.catch sight - see something for a brief time
see - perceive by sight or have the power to perceive by sight; "You have to be a good observer to see all the details"; "Can you see the bird in that tree?"; "He is blind--he cannot see"
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When we had finished our prayers and viewed the spectacle, we turned in the direction of the city; and at that instant Polemarchus the son of Cephalus chanced to catch sight of us from a distance as we were starting on our way home, and told his servant to run and bid us wait for him.
I would catch sight of it from time to time with a distinct feeling of satisfaction till, one day, I perceived with horror that there were two old pens in there.
The cranes mated at the RSPB site in Lakenheath Fen, near Thetford, Norfolk - with travellers on an adjacent rail line able to catch sight of the new brood.
"LM3LLEM" singer Saad Lamjarred will be joining her on stage that night, but it's uncertain if we'll catch sight of him on Periscope.
ISLAMABAD -- Sizzling beauty Model Ayyan Ali took the media men by surprise when she came, surveyed parking place of Supreme Court (SC) with her slanting, searching and calculating eyes to catch sight of her lawyer Sardar Latif Khosa and disappeared in a blink of eye.
Named the 'Nike Ordem 3', it is described by the manufacturer as follows: "(The ball helps players) catch sight of the ball quicker, facilitating rapid decision-making, instant reactions and, ultimately, enhanced performance."
KEEP an eye on the skies above South Wales tomorrow and you may catch sight of one of the last flights of a Cold War bomber.
Great - but I might have to haud my wheesht if I catch sight of an artificial (especially if it's blue) Christmas tree.
In fact, one of the most surprising finds down in the sewers turns out to be a camera used by a natural history film maker hoping to catch sight of some fantastically horrible beast that lurks down there.
He pointed to a sack of dry cat food, but I didn't catch sight of any of Plovdiv's "Roman Cats" for the rest of the afternoon.
"Most actresses catch sight of themselves occasionally and think, 'ouch!
A CELEBRATION weekend at the Glaslyn osprey project could be the last chance for visitors to catch sight of the birds.