eyesight

Definitions

  • Nothing wrong with my eyesight
    Nothing wrong with my eyesight
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n eyesight normal use of the faculty of vision
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Sailors once thought that wearing a gold earring would improve their eyesight
    • n Eyesight Sight of the eye; the sense of seeing; view; observation. "Josephus sets this down from his own eyesight ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Greyhounds have the best eyesight of any breed of dog.
    • n eyesight The sight of the eye; view; observation.
    • n eyesight The sense of seeing; faculty or power of vision: as, his eyesight is failing.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: When the temperature drops, the eyesight reaction time of insects (like the dragonfly and some animals like tortoises) decrease and thats why they can be caught early in the morning or at night by predators like birds whose eyesight reaction times are unaffected by temperature.
    • Eyesight power of seeing: view: observation
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Quotations

  • William Feather
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    “Life begins at 40 -- but so do fallen arches, rheumatism, faulty eyesight, and the tendency to tell a story to the same person, three or four times.”
  • Phyllis Diller
    Phyllis Diller
    “Whatever you may look like, marry a man your own age -- as your beauty fades, so will his eyesight.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. éage; cf. Goth. augo, Ger. auge, Dut. oog, Ice. auga.

Usage

In literature:

It was a beautiful, cool, September morning, such as makes breathing and eyesight luxurious.
"Bressant" by Julian Hawthorne
A dirty bath is so clean that there is eyesight.
"Matisse Picasso and Gertrude Stein" by Gertrude Stein
It takes good eyesight to discern it.
"Recreations in Astronomy" by Henry Warren
Groping in the dark, the helpless sailors made shift to handle the ropes, while the one man still having eyesight clung to the wheel.
"American Merchant Ships and Sailors" by Willis J. Abbot
A little flash of mist confused Miss Palliser's eyesight for a moment; her senses warned her, but her heart was calling.
"The Firing Line" by Robert W. Chambers
When cannon throw shells ten or twelve miles, eyesight doesn't get much chance.
"The Forest of Swords" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Tavannes stared an instant as if he doubted his eyesight.
"Count Hannibal A Romance of the Court of France" by Stanley J. Weyman
On an examination of his case in November, 1884, he stated that his eyesight began to fail in 1882.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents" by Grover Cleveland
After the death of her husband, she had worked so late as to endanger her eyesight.
"His Masterpiece" by Emile Zola
My eyesight is a little bad, and I prefer not to trust to it.
"In Friendship's Guise" by Wm. Murray Graydon
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In poetry:

The veil was from my eyesight drawn—
“Thou knowest now,” said he:
“I am the Angel of the Dawn!
Ride back, and wait for me.”
"The Night Ride" by Victor James Daley
Well, here's their memento! here's the superb ideal
Clutched by the real!
That frail little skeleton flutters between the wires
Till the eyesight tires. . . .
"Kites" by William Rose Benet
And do not rest day nor night-
Because your demands are only right
In the eyes of reasonable men, and God's eyesight;
And Heaven, I'm sure, will defend the right.
"Women's Suffrage" by William Topaz McGonagall
away from its tomb of bone,
away from the guardian tents
of eyesight, walking alone
to unbearable light with angelic
gestures. The fallen instruments
of its passion lie in the relic
"Triste, Triste" by Gwen Harwood
Then knew their bounds the land and sea;
Then smiled the bloom of mead and tree;
From flower to moth, from beast to man,
The quick creative impulse ran;
And earth, with life from thee renewed,
Was in thy holy eyesight good.
"Invocation" by John Greenleaf Whittier
And so though Science from the woods hath tracked
The Elfin; and with prosy lights of day
Unhallowed all his haunts; and, dulling, blacked
Our eyesight, still hath Beauty never lacked
For seers yet; who, in some wizard way,
Prove Fancy real as Fact.
"Gramarye" by Madison Julius Cawein

In news:

This survey provides a real-life account of what it is like to have laser surgery to improve your eyesight.
Anna Pickle now has perfect eyesight, which involved three "miracles.".
Damage to the optic nerve robs people of their eyesight and it's long been considered an irreversible loss.
Numerous initiatives for raising public awareness about the importance of regular eyesight checks More.
A West Lawn educator will soon lose his eyesight.
A new effort is focused on finding treatments that can save these kids and their eyesight.
It is hard to read road signs if you have poor eyesight, which is why driver's licenses are issued with restrictions requiring that corrective lenses must be worn.
White- tailed deer have excellent eyesight and hearing but depend on their sense of smell to detect danger.
After naming the pooch Fiona, they gave her a nice bath, plenty of hugs and took her to a veterinarian who restored her eyesight.
When I lived in Tajikistan back in 1997, a branch of the Imam Khomeini Relief Committee opened within eyesight of the US embassy.
That's just my humble opinion based on my own humble eyesight.
White-tailed deer have excellent eyesight and hearing but depend on their sense of smell to detect danger.
NASA has documented the damage to the eyesight of seven astronauts after they returned from spending months in space.
A roadside bomb had taken both his legs and his eyesight, leaving him in a coma.
A few months later, he lost his eyesight because the tumor was misdiagnosed and he is now completely blind .
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In science:

Alice is equipped with an incredibly powerful computer, which can if necessary integrate the equations backward, but her eyesight is somewhat blurry.
Black Hole Complementarity and the Harlow-Hayden Conjecture
One might argue that the limitations of Alice’s eyesight are irrelevant; she can just buy a better pair of eyeglasses.
Black Hole Complementarity and the Harlow-Hayden Conjecture
Gore‘s eyesight began to fail after about 1900, restricting his astronomical activities, which in any case had largely been superseded by his interest in theoretical astronomy.
John Ellard Gore: of immensity and minuteness
Gore‘s failing eyesight may well have been a contributory factor.
John Ellard Gore: of immensity and minuteness
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