Definitions

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  • n. normal use of the faculty of vision

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Examples

  • You're short sightedness is not my problem or the problem of anyone else for that matter.

    Beckwith on ID

  • Also a little near-sightedness is just fine considering he almost lost his sight to ROP or retinopathy of prematurity.

    October « 2006 « Adventures in Juggling

  • It could be impossible when the full range of human emotions are considered - of the biologically built in short-sightedness that helped our ancestors survive in an all 'natural' world, of the sociobiological interpretations that indicate that humans are designed to fluctuate between altruism and deadly hostility as mechanisms for survival.

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  • Yet it does demonstrate a certain short-sightedness and a lack of vision.

    Whirlpool.net.au

  • It could be impossible when the full range of human emotions are considered -- of the biologically built in short-sightedness that helped our ancestors survive in an all 'natural' world, of the sociobiological interpretations that indicate that humans are designed to fluctuate between altruism and deadly hostility as mechanisms for survival.

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  • It had its roots in the global imbalance in saving and consumption, in the widespread use of poorly understood financial instruments, in shortsightedness and excessive leverage at financial institutions.

    Media Newswire

  • A “peaceful, gain - loving nation” like the United States “is not far-sighted, and far-sightedness is needed for adequate military preparation, especially in these days,” warned Navy Captain Alfred Thayer Mahan in 1890, a time when — although the Panama Canal was soon to be built and World War I lay just over the horizon — America was still preoccupied with land-based westward expansion (Wounded Knee, the last battle of the Indian Wars, was fought that year).

    America’s Elegant Decline

  • "The current financial crisis had many causes ... in the widespread use of poorly understood financial instruments, in shortsightedness and excessive leverage at financial institutions.

    Robert Scheer: Obama's Economic Misfits Finally Get It

  • Actually, it is far-sightedness, not near-sightedness, that is correlated to age.

    Chutzpah, pure chutzpah - The Panda's Thumb

  • We need a common sense approach to airline security, grounded in reality, not "knee-jerk" reactions grounded in shortsightedness.

    Consumer Traveler

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