Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Looking far before one; far-sighted: as, a far-seen man.
  • Well versed; accomplished: as, far-seen in medicine.

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Examples

  • Bright rays beam dazzlingly from him, and his bright locks streaming from the temples of his head gracefully enclose his far-seen face: a rich, fine-spun garment glows upon his body and flutters in the wind: and stallions carry him.

    Hesiod, Homeric Hymns, and Homerica

  • But the noble son of Iapetus outwitted him and stole the far-seen gleam of unwearying fire in a hollow fennel stalk.

    Hesiod, Homeric Hymns, and Homerica

  • Zeus who thunders on high was stung in spirit, and his dear heart was angered when he saw amongst men the far-seen ray of fire.

    Hesiod, Homeric Hymns, and Homerica

  • So they began again to voyage back towards the dawn and the sun: and the lord Apollo, son of Zeus, led them on until they reached far-seen

    Hesiod, Homeric Hymns, and Homerica

  • Except the grey eagle and an occasional far-seen bear grubbing and rooting on the hillside; a vision of a furious painted leopard met at dawn in a still valley devouring a goat; and now and again a bright-coloured bird, they were alone with the winds and the grass singing under the wind.

    Kim

  • It was now as clear and far-seen as it had been veiled and misty when they stood upon the knoll in the Forest, which could now be seen rising pale and green out of the dark trees in the West.

    The Lord of the Rings

  • Ocean to the wood-crowned summits of the lofty mountains, in order that we may behold clearly the far-seen watch-towers, and the fruits, and the fostering, sacred earth, and the rushing sounds of the divine rivers, and the roaring, loud-sounding sea; for the unwearied eye of Aether sparkles with glittering rays.

    Clouds

  • It is true that lofty and far-seen exigencies may give greater opportunity to some men, whose energy is more sharply spurred by the shout of a multitude than by the grudging _Well done!

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 121, November, 1867

  • The name "church rocks" has some connection with the far-seen landmark of St. Keverne tower.

    The Cornwall Coast

  • And Zeus who thunders on high was stung in spirit, and his dear heart was angered when he saw amongst men the far-seen ray of fire.

    Hesiod, the Homeric Hymns, and Homerica

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