eye of the beholder

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Noun[edit]

eye of the beholder

  1. The subjective perception and judgement of the person seeing or considering something.
    • (Can we date this quote by Margaret Wolfe Hungerford and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
    • (Can we date this quote by Randall Vogt and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      Whether that was abusive or not, that is in the eye of the beholder.

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  • honi soit qui mal y pense(fr), approximately ‘anything shameful, if any, is in the eye of the beholder’(more literally, “shame be to him who thinks evil of it”)