sightedness

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sightedness normal use of the faculty of vision
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Usage

In literature:

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
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In news:

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".
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In science:

I would like to thank my Ph.D. advisor, Pierre Mathieu for suggestions and discussions on this problem, and for his clear-sightedness.
Standard Spectral Dimension for the Polynomial Lower Tail Random Conductances model
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