American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Lacking sight; blind.
- Offensive or unpleasing to the eye; unsightly.
- Not appearing to sight; invisible.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Wanting sight; without sight; blind.
- adj. obsolete That can not be seen; invisible.
- adj. rare Offensive or unpleasing to the eye; unsightly.
- adj. lacking sight
“Who is it that so wisely, delicately and beautifully arranges and transforms the ugly -- that is, the sightless, formless substance of the earth into flowers?”
“Alara raised one hand, and pointed upwards; the girl looked up involuntarily, then dropped her gaze to Alara's "sightless" eyes.”
“The logic-defying atmosphere of Bosch receded from his art, and although he continued to explore themes of vice and folly, laughter and delight, he increasingly presented these as affairs of flesh-and-blood people in recognizable surroundings, as in "The Blind Leading the Blind" 1568, whose sightless wanderers pitiably tumble one by one into a ditch.”
“There was Symeon Star-Eyes, true, but he had years of experience fighting sightless.”
“One of them was the sightless woman whose tears till now had never ceased.”
“Ever the woman whose sightless eyes ran scalding tears chanted her love-cry, ever the dancers of love danced in the warm night, and ever the calabashes went around till in all their brains were maggots crawling of memory and desire.”
“The kits came with sightless BB guns, safety glasses and 4-inch aluminum disk targets.”
“That's the scenario faced by triffid-expert Bill Masen, who finds himself a sighted man in a sightless nation.”
“After the war, everything was different, Vienna no less than my sightless self.”
“Several pellets were lodged in his eyes, leaving him sightless.”
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