Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being purblind; shortness of sight; near-sightedness; dimness of vision.
- n. The state or condition of being purblind.
- purblind + -ness (Wiktionary)
“MsWenezenki-Yolland seems to be suffering from the same professional purblindness that afflicted Dr Beeching.”
“Aware of his defenceless condition in the bright daylight, when his purblindness would prevent him from evading the attacks of his enemies, he seeks some obscure retreat where he may pass the day without exposing himself to observation.”
“The Times, during the American War, was cursed -- or cursed its readers -- with prophets, seers, and oracles, in its correspondents; and the prophecies turned out to be ridiculously wrong, the seeing to be purblindness, and the oracles to be gibberish.”
“The experts are in accord as to the purblindness of love.”
“Victory, rendered cheap and easy by reason of the purblindness of the frantic cook, who was trying to persuade Mr. Green to raise his face from the floor so that he could punch it for him, remained with Joe and Ben, who, in reply to the angry shouts of the skipper from above, pointed silently to the combatants.”
“His eyesight had grown dimmer, but otherwise his bodily health had improved, for nowadays he ate food enough: and, as for purblindness, why there was no real need to keep watch on the sea.”
“Nevertheless, the most amazing feature in connection with this is the hopeless purblindness of the freedmen, for neither the tabulations of the census bureau nor the reports of municipal boards of health exert the slightest influence on racial habits of living.”
“What is less obvious, but more significant, is its purblindness.”
“It is true that it controlled the details rather than the totality of life; but the reason why it dealt with life, detail by detail, was that its exponents, owing to their spiritual purblindness, were unable to see the wood for the trees.”
“Josephine played upon his purblindness where she was concerned in most scandalous ways.”
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