day blindness

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n day blindness inability to see clearly in bright light
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Day blindness (Med) See Nyctalopia.
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Quotations

  • Helen Keller
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    “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
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    “I might show facts as plain as day: but, since your eyes are blind, you'd say, Where? What? and turn away.”

Usage

In literature:

Why, I passed a blinded officer in Regent Street to-day peddling shoe-laces.
"The Kingdom Round the Corner" by Coningsby Dawson
If you don't know he likes you, you've been blind to what I've been seeing for many days.
"The Range Boss" by Charles Alden Seltzer
Just as they left their covert there was a blinding flash that made the whole bridge as bright as day.
"The Radio Boys Trailing a Voice" by Allen Chapman
He was grown stone deaf, and very nearly equally blind, and so weak that the two last days he could not walk up-stairs.
"Heads and Tales" by Various
The garret then tears from its eyes the blind bandage of the day.
"Chimney-Pot Papers" by Charles S. Brooks
For days and days doubts and misgivings troubled him so that he walked as a blind man, gropingly.
"Grey Town" by Gerald Baldwin
All the rest of his days he went about a blind and lame old man.
"The Book of Stories for the Storyteller" by Fanny E. Coe
She stands in the doorway gasping, blinded by the glaring light of day.
"When the Birds Begin to Sing" by Winifred Graham
He got lost an' wandered around for a coupla days blind as a bat.
"The Fighting Edge" by William MacLeod Raine
The housing gleamed blindingly in the sun of high noon, as perfect as the day it had been completed.
"Cerebrum" by Albert Teichner
The radiance of the day almost blinded me.
"The Blue Germ" by Martin Swayne
He had been blind, and he had come back to find out the truth the day after he had pledged himself to Judith Lisle!
"Lippincott's Magazine, December 1878" by Various
During the first days of my blindness I often wondered where I was going to get a suitable pup.
"Through St. Dunstan's to Light" by James H. Rawlinson
Blind he became, and was to remain as his mother had been in her old days.
"Sketch of Handel and Beethoven" by Thomas Hanly Ball
Dazed by agony, blinded by the bright light of day, the boy was roughly jostled.
"The Mother" by Norman Duncan
The loss of smell for a few days gave me a clearer idea than I had ever had what it is to be blinded suddenly, helplessly.
"The World I Live In" by Helen Keller
Day by day the blind man's affection for little Perrine grew.
"Nobody's Girl" by Hector Malot
I mean the popular blind terror of "controversy," so rife in the present day.
"In Convent Walls" by Emily Sarah Holt
One day I brought home an opossum, with her blind bare little young clinging to the droll little pouch where their mothers keep them.
"Our Young Folks--Vol. I, No. II, February 1865" by Various
For an instant, blinded by the glare of the gray day, the creature stopped, rising on its hind legs and snarling fearfully.
"The Wilderness Trail" by Frank Williams
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In poetry:

Two days ago with dancing glancing hair,
With living lips and eyes:
Now pale, dumb, blind, she lies;
So pale, yet still so fair.
"My Friend" by Christina Georgina Rossetti
For days and nights he wandered on
Upon an open plain,
And the days went by like blinding mist,
And the nights like rushing rain.
"The Ballad Of Judas Iscariot" by Robert Williams Buchanan
Gone were the days of waiting,
And the long, blind search was gone;
With a cheer we swung to meet them
On the forefoot of the dawn.
"The Pirates" by DuBose Heyward
Mother!—we have known thy kindness
In our early childhood days,
When in unknown infant blindness
We have stray'd from wisdom's ways.
"To My Mother—Letty Wallace" by Benjamin Cutler Clark
O, let us then his praise proclaim,
And night and day exalt his fame;
For you must be extremely blind,
If you do not such goodness mind!
"A Hymn, Or Carol, For Christmas-Day" by Rees Prichard
The seasons change, and then return;
Yet still, in blind, unsparing ways,
However I may shrink or yearn,
The ploughman measures out my days.
"The Ploughman" by Gordon Bottomley

In news:

My blind date with a Republican--on Election Day.
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.
Nothing better after a long hard day than blasting away your enemies with Blind Rage mode.
It pains us to say this, but justice in America these days is more crippled than blind, and the entire system seems to be lurching toward collapse.
Hello my name is BILL and the other day i had to pull out my shades because the sun was blinding me.
On a hot day, does closing the blinds keep your house cooler.
Fantasy Island and Dollz for Days and Third Eye Blind and Flock of Seagulls.
It took only a few minutes to figure out why I was in the blind that July day.
This year, the three-day musical event features Railroad Earth, Delta Spirit, The Del McCoury Band, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Blind Pilot and PickWick to name a few.
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.
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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