clear-sighted

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj clear-sighted mentally acute or penetratingly discerning "too clear-eyed not to see what problems would follow","chaos could be prevented only by clear-sighted leadership","much too perspicacious to be taken in by so spurious an argument"
    • adj clear-sighted having sharp clear vision
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Clear-sighted having sharp clear vision.
    • Clear-sighted Seeing with clearness; acutely perceptive, discerning; as, clear-sighted reason.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • clear-sighted Having clear or acute vision; hence, having acuteness of mental discernment; discerning; perspicacious; judicious: as, clear-sighted reason; a clear-sighted judge.
    • clear-sighted Specifically, clairvoyant.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Clear-sighted having clearness of sight: discerning
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Quotations

  • Agnes Repplier
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    “The clear-sighted do not rule the world, but they sustain and console it.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. clair—L. clarus, clear.

Usage

In literature:

No quiz; Clear to sight.
"Pepper & Salt" by Howard Pyle
Yet when he learned that the woman was not without merit in the sight of his clear-eyed hero, he, too, gave her his favour.
"The Seeker" by Harry Leon Wilson
Now Annette thought of many things in her quiet, clear-sighted way.
"A Loose End and Other Stories" by S. Elizabeth Hall
Musha, turn round a little, Owen, for 'fraid Frank 'ud get too clear a sight of your face at first.
"Phelim O'toole's Courtship and Other Stories Traits And Stories Of The Irish Peasantry, The Works of William Carleton, Volume Three" by William Carleton
Obviously, such an innovation could not pass without opposition from clear-sighted men.
"Modern Spanish Lyrics" by Various
Are you going to be honest and be as clear-sighted about what happened after she ran away?
"The Judge" by Rebecca West
It seemed minutes that the Indian sighted as he knelt there in the clearing.
"The Gun-Brand" by James B. Hendryx
Where was your clear sight, Mr. Mangan?
"Prince Fortunatus" by William Black
So quickly did he go that there was little chance of seeing anything clearly; but he had glimpses of many strange sights.
"A Book for Kids" by C. J. (Clarence Michael James) Dennis
Women, who bear such an important part in parentage, should be the most clear-sighted students of nature in these things.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. IV. October, 1863, No. IV." by Various
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In poetry:

Of that angel spirit telling,
Noble, clear and bright,
In thy "inner temple" dwelling,
Veiled from mortal sight!
"N. P. Rogers" by Effie Afton
"When lo! array'd in robes of light,
A nymph celestial came,
She clear'd the mists that dimm'd my sight--
Religion was her name.
"Sir Eldred Of The Bower : A Legendary Tale: In Two Parts" by Hannah More
My faith thus stands on divine light,
Believing what it clearly sees,
Yet faith is opposite to sight,
Trusting its ear, and not its eyes.
"The Believer's Riddle; or, the Mystery of Faith" by Ralph Erskine
"The outward symbols disappear
From him whose inward sight is clear;
And small must be the choice of clays
To him who fills them all with praise!
"The Mystic’s Christmas" by John Greenleaf Whittier
'Tween clearing faith and clouding sense,
I walk in darkness and in light.
I'm certain oft, when in suspense,
While sure by faith, and not by sight.
"The Believer's Riddle; or, the Mystery of Faith" by Ralph Erskine
The eyes grown dim to present things
Have keener sight for bygone years,
And sweet and clear, in deafening ears,
The bird that sang at morning sings.
"The Reunion" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

Biscayne Bay provides a great opportunity to sight fish for wary bonefish tailing on gin-clear flats and tarpon feeding on crabs.
MOSCOW — A bizarre sight appeared on Russia's state-controlled Channel One last week, shortly after it became clear that President Obama would go on to a second term.
A sight seen nowhere else in the world: a New Zealand Rail freight train waits for a Fieldair DC-3 topdresser (crop duster ) to clear the runway before proceeding across at Gisborne Airport on the east coast of New Zealand.
VALDEZ, Alaska — Stephanie Holcomb peered into the clear water of the Robe River and was greeted by a welcoming sight.
A Clear Line of Sight .
Although their feet may be firmly planted on Earth's soil, the members of "geek rock" collective My Special Agent clearly have their sights set way beyond the stars.
Then, as we moved through a stand of huge cypress and tupelo about an hour after Brian's sightings, I clearly heard a double-knock, the characteristic display rap made by Ivory-bills and other woodpeckers in the genus Campephilus.
What is an acceptable clear sight-glass material for a sulfuric acid tank.
What is an acceptable clear sight-glass material for a sulfuric acid tank (~98% concentration).
He's not facing a convention populated by party activists and has no clear GOP opponent in his sights.
Catching bed bug s ahead of a guest sighting/attack is clearly the best possible outcome.
It's hard to imagine a more frightening sight at Heinz Field than Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger being led to the locker room by the team's medical personnel, holding his right arm close to his body, clearly in distress.
"There's a real possibility what essentially is a black market can hide in clear sight," Bell said.
He said that something about the sights, sounds and smells of nature allow a person to put aside the regular stressors of life and think more clearly and more creatively.
Smoke rises over the sight of an IED detonated by the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team during recent route clearing procedures near Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.
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In science:

Type 2 AGN), there is clearly absorbing material along the line of sight.
The Chandra Deep Survey of the Hubble Deep Field North Area. IV. An Ultradeep Image of the HDF-N
The denominator ∂j∆|j0 is a puzzling feature at first sight, since it is not clear where it comes from in the space-time OPE analysis.
The space-time operator product expansion in string theory duals of field theories
Their location must provide a straight-line separation of ∼100 m between the two stations and have a clear line-of-sight (LOS) path between the two transceivers during the observation periods.
Science, Technology and Mission Design for the Laser Astrometric Test Of Relativity
This may be minimised by an appropriate choice of photon frequency and by choosing an accretion disc viewed face-on (with a clear line of sight to the central black hole).
Astrophysical and Cosmological Tests of Quantum Theory
However, a transverse proximity effect caused by foreground ionizing sources nearby the line of sight has not been clearly detected in the H I Lyα forest (e.g.
The Transverse Proximity Effect in Spectral Hardness
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