American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Variant of bleary-eyed.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having sore eyes; having the eyes dimmed or inflamed by flowing tears or rheum; dim-sighted.
- Wanting in perception or understanding; short-sighted.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Having sore eyes; having the eyes dim with rheum; dim-sighted.
- adj. Lacking in perception or penetration; short-sighted.
- adj. tired to the point of exhaustion
“(London received $530 for this story on August 14, 1905.) "TO cook by your fire and to sleep under your roof for the night," I had announced on entering old Ebbits's cabin; and he had looked at me blear-eyed and vacuous, while Zilla had favored me with a sour face and a contemptuous grunt.”
“I had announced on entering old Ebbits's cabin; and he had looked at me blear-eyed and vacuous, while Zilla had favored me with a sour face and a contemptuous grunt.”
“The chief was alone with his blear-eyed wife, but a glance sufficed to tell Mackenzie that the news was already told.”
“He remembered the days when some of the old men, still alive, had been born; and, unlike him, they were now decrepit, shaken with palsy, blear-eyed, toothless of mouth, deaf of ear, or paralysed.”
“The Emperor grew more weak-legged and blear-eyed what of the ingenious deviltries devised for him by”
“A blear-eyed ancient stood before him, balancing on a single crutch.”
“They sat down together on the floor, and she patted Frona's hand lovingly, peering, meanwhile, blear-eyed and misty, into her face.”
“In "The White Man's Way" (New York Tribune Sunday Magazine, November 4, 1906), Old Ebbits, "blear-eyed and vacuous," and his wife Zilla ( "no more bitter-tongued, implacable old squaw dwelt on the Yukon") are visited by a white man who shares his moose meat, tea and tobacco with them.”
“Sleepy grooms rose, blear-eyed, to take the horses of their English guests, a company of twenty men.”
“As my sister-in-law put it only this weekend upon seeing me still blear-eyed from 13-hour days of writing and lingering jet lag, Oh, five weeks in France.”
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