coup d'oeil


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coup d'oeil

 (ko͞o′ dœ′yə)
n. pl. coups d'oeil (ko͞o′)
A quick survey; a glance.

[French coup d'œil : coup, stroke + de, of + œil, eye.]

coup d'oeil

(ku dœj)
n, pl coups d'oeil (ku dœj)
a quick glance
[literally: stroke of the eye]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.coup d'oeil - a quick lookcoup d'oeil - a quick look        
looking, looking at, look - the act of directing the eyes toward something and perceiving it visually; "he went out to have a look"; "his look was fixed on her eyes"; "he gave it a good looking at"; "his camera does his looking for him"
eye-beaming - a radiant glance of the eye; "he pretended profundity by eye-beamings at people"
side-glance, side-look - a glance sideways; "she shot him an impatient side-glance"
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Nothing remains but the COUP D'OEIL, the contemplative man's enjoyment, Mr.
All this confusion, seen by the moon's light, presented a striking coup d'oeil; the half shadow enlarged every detail, and the light, that flatterer which only attaches itself to the polished side of things, courted upon each rusty musket the point still left intact, and upon every rag of canvas the whitest and least sullied part.
The coup d'oeil of the Brussels opera-house did not strike Mrs.
WHAT do The Sword of Damocles, Morton Heilig's Sensorama, and the 18th century apparatus La Nature a Coup d'OEIL all have in common?
Le premier coup d'oeil capte des tetes remplacees par des medailles comme celles qu'on gagne lors de competitions sportives.
Miko Acaso, Jong Acaso, Nikka Lindoand RV Sanchez will not only present the viewers a coup d'oeil of their perception of reality, but will also make them question their current state of mind through the artists' painting and video installation.
Un coup d'oeil sur les stands permet de constater que les offres d'emploi sont nombreuses.
Imagine the power of thousands of drones gathering combat data in real time and the rapidity with which weak points in the enemy line could be calculated and exploited with a robotic coup d'oeil. Then imagine how quickly these same drones could concentrate in an attack on these points.
John Keegan, in The Mask of Command, observed that Grant possessed two great virtues as a general: he had the coup d'oeil (the ability to size up terrain and know instinctively what to do on it) and a clear, brisk style of communication that never left his subordinates in doubt of his wishes.
J'encourage tous les membres a jeter un coup d'oeil a la liste d'eminents conferenciers qui feront de ce congres une activite educative inegalee.
He is a recurring guest lecturer at the Creative and Strategic Leadership electives at the US Army War College, has written a Strategic Studies Institute monograph, Coup d'Oeil: Strategic Intuition in Army Planning, and worked with Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences.