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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder

This page is about the saying "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder"

Possible meaning:
Different people see beauty in different ways. What one person finds beautiful may not appeal to another person.

beholder (noun) = person who beholds | behold (verb) = look at; observe

Quick Quiz

"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder" usually means that

a. people who behold tend to be more beautiful

b. what one person thinks is beautiful, another may think is ugly

c. the eye is beautiful

Saying of the Day

Contributor: Josef Essberger