Eye-minded

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Eye-minded Having one's mental imagery prevailingly of the visual type; having one's thoughts and memories mainly in the form of visual images.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • eye-minded In psychology, having a marked tendency to carry on mental operations (remembering, thinking, imagining, dreaming, etc.) in terms of visual images; of a visual, as opposed to an auditory or motor, type of mental constitution. A person is called eye-minded, in a narrower sense, when his memory is chiefly or exclusively visual, and, in a still narrower sense, when his verbal memory is thus visual in type.
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Quotations

  • Carolyn Wells
    Carolyn Wells
    “A cynic is a man who looks at the world with a monocle in his mind's eye.”
  • Horace
    Horace
    “What we learn only through the ears makes less impression upon our minds than what is presented to the trustworthy eye.”
  • Publilius Syrus
    Publilius%20Syrus
    “The eyes are not responsible when the mind does the seeing.”
  • Thomas Carlyle
    Thomas%20Carlyle
    “To us also, through every star, through every blade of grass, is not God made visible if we will open our minds and our eyes.”
  • Earl Nightingale
    Earl%20Nightingale
    “Picture yourself in your minds eye as having already achieved this goal. See yourself doing the things you'll be doing when you've reached your goal.”
  • Nadine Gordimer
    Nadine%20Gordimer
    “The gap between the committed and the indifferent is a Sahara whose faint trails, followed by the mind's eye only, fade out in sand.”

Usage

In literature:

As his eye met mine, however, he seemed to recover himself and to make up his mind.
"My Friend Smith" by Talbot Baines Reed
And don't you mind that David prays: `Open Thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of Thy law'?
"Christie Redfern's Troubles" by Margaret Robertson
Now all fear with my mind's hot love abates: No more this beauty mine eyes captivates.
"The Works of Christopher Marlowe, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Christopher Marlowe
The youth who would get on must keep his eyes open, his ears open, his mind open.
"Pushing to the Front" by Orison Swett Marden
They were but shades that erst in mind thou rolled, Come, come with me, thine eyes shall then behold.
"Memoirs of the Court of Queen Elizabeth" by Lucy Aikin
Kindness had driven away the vacant look in his eyes and his mind was stronger.
"The Ape, the Idiot & Other People" by W. C. Morrow
Shock drove her eyes open, cleared her mind for an instant.
"Planet of the Damned" by Harry Harrison
But this laudable purpose was quite driven from his mind by the discovery which greeted his eyes when he arrived there.
"Canoe Boys and Campfires" by William Murray Graydon
We six sit and stare into the mind of the Larry, eye to eye.
"Masters of Space" by Edward Elmer Smith
As often as the image of his friend presents itself to his mind tears break from his eyes.
"Erasmus and the Age of Reformation" by Johan Huizinga
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In poetry:

A waking eye, a prying mind;
A heart that stirs, is hard to bind;
A hawk's keen sight ye cannot blind;
Ye could not Hester.
"Hester" by Charles Lamb
My sins are in his eye,
Yet he beholds no sin in me:
His mind that keeps them all in store,
Will yet remember them no more.
"The Believer's Riddle; or, the Mystery of Faith" by Ralph Erskine
"But chief, O Marg'ret! to my mind
Thy lovely features rise:
I strive to think thee less unkind,
And wipe my streaming eyes.
"Night Scenes Of Other Times" by Joanna Baillie
The beauties of her polish'd mind
It needs no lover's eye to find;
The hermit freezing in his cell
Might wish the gentle Flavia well.
"Song XI. - Perhaps it is not love" by William Shenstone
The Lord hath eyes to give the blind;
The Lord supports the sinking mind;
He helps the stranger in distress,
The widow and the fatherless.
"Psalm 146" by Isaac Watts
"I mind my eyes were full of tears,
For I was young, and quick distressed,
But she was less than me in years
That held a son against her breast.
"The Maid-Servant At The Inn" by Dorothy Parker

In news:

The eyes of Texas are looking down at everybody in college football in my mind.
And in my mind's eye, those wires were red hot on July 20.
While eyeing spring's dispatch, dress with fall's notice-me pieces in mind.
But, please open your eyes and open your minds about this "pollution" problem.
Not True Grit, mind you – there are no one-eyed marshals, fierce shoot-outs with gangs of ruthless outlaws, or horses, even.
Hearts were heavy, eyes filled with tears, and minds full of memories of the leader that loved ones say had the type of courage that you can only find in heroes .
Mind you, Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, who died in a car accident in 2002, will be coming back via hologram .
When the sun glints off those bronze feathers, you'll find it pleasing to the eye and mind.
See your team in your mind's eye -- 24 starters, including specialists.
Keeping an eye on things the web way lets retailers know who's minding the shop.
'Savages' review: Oliver Stone's violent movie keeps the eye engaged, if not the mind.
You're walking down the street minding your own business, when suddenly you spot something on the ground that catches your eye.
As 10-year-old Dayini Lossie stood on the shore eyeing the wide shallow waters of the Tuckasegee River last week listening to the marching orders for the exercise about to unfold, one word came to mind: awesome.
So, the question becomes this, at least "in my mind's eye" (Shakespeare's words not mine): If the King James Bible and Shakespeare are ancient relics then why do we continue to use their words daily.
The April 16 letter to the editor, "Bathroom campaign eyes quality," stirred the opine of my 86-year-old mind.
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In science:

With an eye towards future applications, we would like to be as open-minded as possible regarding the exact nature of this structure.
Derived Algebraic Geometry V: Structured Spaces
We bear in mind that none of these estimates is perfect in the eye of a perfectionist.
The Use of Analyticity in the $\pi\pi$ and $K\bar K$ Coupled Channel System
In a deep sense, we see what we want to look at (even in the mind’s eye).
`Iconoclastic', Categorical Quantum Gravity
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