Day-blindness

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Day-blindness a defect of vision, in which objects are best seen by a dim light
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Quotations

  • Helen Keller
    Helen%20Keller
    “My darkness has been filled with the light of intelligence, and behold, the outer day-lit world was stumbling and groping in social blindness.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Our fear that Communism might some day take over most of the world blinds us to the fact that anti-communism already has.”
  • Christina Rossetti
    Christina%20Rossetti
    “I might show facts as plain as day: but, since your eyes are blind, you'd say, Where? What? and turn away.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. dæg; Ger. tag; not conn. with L. dies.

Usage

In literature:

At last he got up, and opened the blinds to see if it was near day.
"Cruel As The Grave" by Mrs. Emma D. E. N. Southworth
Stuart rushed to his stateroom and described the prospects of a great day in the blinds with boyish enthusiasm.
"The Root of Evil" by Thomas Dixon
But his studies were, in his latter days, obstructed by cataracts in his eyes, which, at last, terminated in blindness.
"The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. in Nine Volumes" by Samuel Johnson
The range is empty and the trails are blind, And I don't seem but half myself to-day.
"Roosevelt in the Bad Lands" by Hermann Hagedorn
What if some day Floyd should become suddenly blinded by madame's fascinations?
"Floyd Grandon's Honor" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
He had no snow goggles and one day when the sun shone bright and he was hunting, he became utterly blind.
"A Treasury of Eskimo Tales" by Clara Kern Bayliss
She scorched something in the ironing that day because tears of joy were blinding her eyes.
"The heart of happy hollow" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
Then had followed days and nights of blind twisting and dodging and hiding, with the hunt growing warmer behind them all the time.
"The Escape of Mr. Trimm" by Irvin S. Cobb
A nurse told me how an officer who had been blinded and was about to be discharged and sent home, had committed suicide the other day.
"Trapped in 'Black Russia'" by Ruth Pierce
Sanguine and hopeful as he was, he could not blind himself to the fact that every day his father got weaker and weaker.
"Charlie Scott" by Unknown
Jack, some day you'll get the blind staggers from conceit.
"Representative Plays by American Dramatists: 1856-1911: The New York Idea" by Langdon Mitchell
Although Solomon had night eyes, he was not blind by day.
"Bird Stories" by Edith M. Patch
One day, when engaged in teaching him, I caught a man stealing the blind from my window.
"The Story of John G. Paton" by James Paton
Christopher felt a new heartache for the days when he could touch it without fear in the blind bravery of boyhood.
"Christopher Hibbault, Roadmaker" by Marguerite Bryant
A dark blind was pulled down inside, because it was Wednesday and early-closing day.
"Oswald Bastable and Others" by Edith Nesbit
Next day they did not go back to the fence, but worked at the gateway on the blind corrals.
"Valley of Wild Horses" by Zane Grey
One day he shot the keeper in the right eye, and blinded it.
"Literary Tours in The Highlands and Islands of Scotland" by Daniel Turner Holmes
Blind men and women were to be taught that they could do an honest day's work and earn their own living.
"Elizabeth Gilbert and Her Work for the Blind" by Frances Martin
The blind piper had been very restless all day.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Volume 20. July, 1877." by Various
Some day she shall see the great Friend in his glory, and then she shall be Blind Jennie no more.
"Out of Mulberry Street" by Jacob A. Riis
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In poetry:

The man of God, thy faithful friend
Of brighter days, and happier years,
Upon thy cheek, with holy lips,
A kiss imprints, 'mid blinding tears.
"Louis Riel" by Thomas Frederick Young
Father of lights! we bless each ray
Shot from thy throne to lead the blind;
With song we hail the holy day
That's dawning on the youthful mind.
"Hymns and Odes for Charity Occasions VII" by John Pierpont
And scarce by will or strength of ours
We set our faces to the day;
Weak, wavering, blind, the Eternal Powers
Alone can turn us from ourselves away.
"The Shadow And The Light" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Shut in a narrow cage, which bars
His eager flight,
Shut in the darker prison-house
Of blinded sight,
Alike to him are sun and stars,
The day, the night.
"A Blind Singer" by Susan Coolidge
"I froze him stiff and I fogged him blind,
And kicked him home with his road to find
By what he could see in a three-day snowy-storm.
All round the Sands!
"Frankie's Trade" by Rudyard Kipling
Wo for the sallow eves!
The troubled woods roar to the master winds:
Drift of the leaves, it blinds
The wildered day forlorn,—drift of the whirling leaves.
"Song The Tenth" by Thomas Aird

In news:

My blind date with a Republican--on Election Day.
John Mortimer's father was a blind barrister who used to commute into London each day by train.
Robert Downey Jr.'s camp is denying widespread speculation that he is the anonymous commenter who has been spreading dark Hollywood rumors on the blind item website Crazy Days and Nights.
Blind trust 12 days ago.
Blind people often find it hard to align their sleep-wake cycle with 24-hour day.
As part of a Veterans Day observance, a Winnetka man turned over a $10,000 donation to the Hadley School for the Blind to support its Blinded Veterans Initiative.
The showing of the movie "Going Blind " and White Cane Day are two important upcoming events that can and should increase public awareness of visual impairment.
Threats toward US embassy in Cairo demanding release of Blind Sheikh posted days before deadly consulate attack.
In the placebo-controlled, double-blind intervention study, 20 healthy men with an average fiber intake of 14 grams a day were given snack bars to supplement their diet .
Sandra thanked Jesse during her acceptance speech when she won an Oscar for her role in 'Blind Side', just days before the scandal broke about his infidelities.
Most Turn Blind Eye To ' Judgment Day ' Broadcaster's Apocalyptic Vision.
Most Turn Blind Eye To 'Judgment Day' Broadcaster's Apocalyptic Vision.
Long before the days of hospitals, Jesus reportedly healed the sick, made the blind to see and the lame to walk, and healed other illnesses.
Blindly, obstinately, each day, as though in the end It would relieve her to know the particulars.
Record Store Day weekend with the Sights , the Blind Eyes, LucaBrasi, Safety Words and more, Saturday and Sunday, April 16 and 17.
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In science:

Then the sun rises and blinds the telescope, or Venus sets, depending on the time of year.” The bit indicating that the synodic period of Venus is 365.34 days was, admittedly, outside the embedded quotation attributed to a planetary scientist at New Mexico State University.
Astrophysics in 2006
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