Long-sighted

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Long-sighted Able to see objects at a great distance; hence, having great foresight; sagacious; farseeing.
    • Long-sighted Able to see objects distinctly at a distance, but not close at hand; hypermetropic.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • long-sighted Able to see objects at a great distance; hence, having foresight; of acute intellect; sagacious; far-seeing.
    • long-sighted Able to see objects distinctly at a distance, but not close at hand; presbyopic or hypermetropic; far-sighted.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Long-sighted able to see far but not close at hand: sagacious
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Quotations

  • Thomas Kempis
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    “When a man is out of sight, it is not too long before he is out of mind.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. lang; Ger. lang, Ice. langr.

Usage

In literature:

It does not take a quick-sighted woman long to comprehend the true marital standing of the friend in whom she feels an interest.
"The Hand But Not the Heart" by T. S. Arthur
Slingerland was not long in sighting buffalo.
"The U.P. Trail" by Zane Grey
He's got the snuggest kind of a little nest here, but he won't come back to it so long as it is right out in plain sight.
"Whitefoot the Wood Mouse" by Thornton W. Burgess
He caught sight of her just as her long arm shot out like a wooden beam.
"Nomads of the North" by James Oliver Curwood
Bunty's throat swelled at the sight of them, he had never seen Judy cry as long as he could remember.
"Seven Little Australians" by Ethel Sybil Turner
The old lady continued to stand by the gate and shake her broom threateningly as long as there was a child in sight.
"Brother and Sister" by Josephine Lawrence
Time went very swiftly now: years were not as long as they used to be, one birthday was in sight of another.
"The Story Of Julia Page" by Kathleen Norris
Rogero plunged after him, but the long legs of the giant carried him forward so fast that the paladin could hardly keep him in sight.
"Legends of Charlemagne" by Thomas Bulfinch
On the 23rd we sighted, and steered for, a very prominent headland in a gap in a long range of cliffs.
"Spinifex and Sand" by David W Carnegie
It was not long before they came in sight of a long, high hedge.
"The Rover Boys in New York" by Arthur M. Winfield
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In poetry:

And now, where'er my feet may roam,
At sight of stranger hill
A new sense of the old delight
Springs in my bosom still,
And longings for the high unknown
Their ancient channels fill.
"The Hills" by George MacDonald
And now the voice was still: and lo,
With eyes that stared on naught but night,
He saw?—what none on earth shall know!—
Was it the face that far from sight
Had lain here, buried long ago?
"Eidolons" by Madison Julius Cawein
And no day can have so long a growth
That evening cannot be sighted,
Its light and its setting sun are both
What God in his church has lighted;
But ever again it dawns anew
For hearts who in morn delighted!
"“The bright blessed day with joy we see”" by Nicolaj Frederik Severin Grundtvig
'Tis sixteen years since, trustful, unafraid,
In her full noon of light,
She passed beneath the grass's curtaining shade,
Out of our mortal sight;
And springs and summers, bearing gifts to men,
And long, long winters have gone by since then.
"Mary" by Susan Coolidge
Oh! summer is a pleasant time, with all its sounds and sights;
Its dewy mornings, balmy eves, and tranquil calm delights;
I sigh when first I see the leaves fall yellow on the plain,
And all the winter long I sing — Sweet summer, come again.
"Summer Song Of The Strawberry-Girl" by Mary Botham Howitt
These know: on these look long and well,
Cleansing thy sight by prayer and faith,
And thou shalt know what secret spell
Preserves them in their living death:
Through sevenfold flames thine eye shall see
The Saviour walking with His faithful Three.
"Nineteenth Sunday After Trinity" by John Keble

In news:

When 23-year-old Bill met 21-year-old Bennie Todd from the Long Creek community it was love at first sight .
Love at first sight , but for a long-term relationship.
"It was a terrible sight," said Ray West, who arrived at the bloody scene not long after the attack.
It's been a long trip but the end is in sight.
There was a time not so long ago when Matt Kemp came to the ballpark and couldn't stand the sight of Los Angeles Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti.
In place of a long-time neighborhood eyesore is soon to be a sight for sore eyes.
It didn't take long for investigators to set their sights on Supervisor Jerry Eaves .
Love at first sight, but for a long-term relationship.
Republicans are getting queasy at the gruesome sight of their party eating itself alive, savaging the brand in ways that will long resonate.
As a long-time Oxford resident, 29 years and counting, I have become accustomed to celebrity sightings and the filming of movies in and around our community.
Long lines and packed courtrooms are common sights at the Victorville courthouse, while defendants and victims often have to wait months or years to get their cases resolved.
4 Syracuse sets sights on Long Beach State.
Long-term lakeshore residents are sighting rocks and rubble off shore that they haven't seen visible in over 40 years.
This week's long-form good reads look at 'out of sight, out of mind' environmental costs of energy extraction, animals' ' moral ' behavior, and the hard work of a luxury repo man.
The long-awaited reopening of College Avenue is within sight.
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In science:

NaI column density) along 250 parsec long lines-of-sight based on the inverted cubes, here represented in Aitoff coordinates.
Spatial distribution of interstellar dust in the Sun vicinity, comparison with neutral sodium-bearing gas
At first sight, σSE may seem of little use for protocols (such as our type B protocol) where a true strange eigenmode is not present because of regions of slow stretching that trap fluid particles for long times .
Measures of mixing quality in open flows with chaotic advection
This line of sight pierces the base of the ScutumCentaurus Arm, where it intersects the Galaxy’s Long Bar, and also contains the W43 starburst region.
Red Eyes on Wolf-Rayet Stars: 60 New Discoveries via Infrared Color Selection
In this case, the pro jection of aCM along the line of sight to the Earth will change considerably over the long term, producing an effective second derivative of the pulse period.
Testing General Relativity with Pulsar Timing
We should emphasize that this is true only in low dimension and the experimental realization of a clean 3-dimensional (3D) electron gas (EG) in the quantum regime is in fact still out of sight, as is the long sought 3D Wigner crystal.
Charge and spin correlations of a one dimensional electron gas on the continuum
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