Short-sightedness is not always a natural defect.
"Our Deportment" by John H. Young
His clear-sightedness and mental grip seemed independent of age and experience, like the ability of genius.
"Romance" by Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
Julia did know why, and the short-sightedness of the policy roused her contempt.
"The Good Comrade" by Una L. Silberrad
Now the children must look forward to a life of disability through their parents' short-sightedness.
"Le Petit Nord" by Anne Elizabeth Caldwell (MacClanahan) Grenfell and Katie Spalding
Then, in my miserable short-sightedness, my thoughts wandered indirectly to Rebecca.
"Cape Cod Folks" by Sarah P. McLean Greene
But here he was rejected on account of near-sightedness.
"Essays on Scandinavian Literature" by Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen
So common is short-sightedness nowadays that military officers, and sometimes private soldiers, are allowed to wear spectacles.
"Chatterbox, 1905." by Various
No one can tell the amount of near-sightedness caused by the effort to read and write in our dark city houses.
"Girls and Women" by Harriet E. Paine (AKA E. Chester}
Alas, I could weep for your short-sightedness!
"'That Very Mab'" by May Kendall and Andrew Lang
With eyes fixed in almost trance-like far-sightedness, she moved towards Brady, and laid her hand upon his sleeve.
"Flint" by Maud Wilder Goodwin
He's panted sweatily across the finishing line in numerous events in the last two years, failing spectacularly in various tests of honesty, compassion, justice and clear-sightedness.
Short-sightedness is a common problem shared by many of our leaders at the present time.
An earlier ruling blasted the engineers for "myopia and short-sightedness".