GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Having dim sight; lacking perception.
- adj. having greatly reduced vision
“Yefrem, nicknamed the Mole, a little, bent man with a sharp nose and dim-sighted eyes.”
“But I need not have used all that caution, for the old gentleman was grown dim-sighted by some distemper which had fallen upon his eyes, and could but just see well enough to walk about, and not run against a tree or into a ditch.”
“The hybris, said by some to be the same as the eagle-owl, is never seen by daylight, as it is dim-sighted, but during the night it hunts like the eagle; it will fight the eagle with such desperation that the two combatants are often captured alive by shepherds; it lays two eggs, and, like others we have mentioned, it builds on rocks and in caverns.”
“It is dim-sighted in the day-time, but sees well enough by night.”
“By reason of which infirmity he was not able so distinctly and clearly to discern the points and blots of the dice as formerly he had been accustomed to do; whence it might very well have happened, said he, as old dim-sighted Isaac took Jacob for”
“Dim-witted, dim-sighted, or maybe just very smart, she thought.”
“Talmudists speak much, and hyperbolically enough: which nevertheless they confess to be turned long since into miserable barrenness; but are dim-sighted as to the true cause of it.”
“And you will the more easily give credit to this, when you shall have observed how the disciples of Christ themselves, that conversed a long time with him, were dim-sighted, likewise, in this very thing.”
“The Greeks used the name of Kronos in compounds and derivatives to mean dim-sighted, senile foolishness, nonsense, antiquated ideas.”
“This blindness has so fascinated our eyes, as to make us appear like owls that become dim-sighted when the light of truth is seen.”
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